27 Apr 18,

Restless Development has announced its new Chair of the Board, Charlotte Eaton.

Charlotte replaces Martin Hayman, who served as our chair for just under a decade during a time in which Restless has experienced huge change, growth and an increase in impact through its work around the world.

17 Apr 18,
Around the world

Restless Development and Plan UK have jointly launched new guidance - ‘Guiding Principles for Decision Makers’ - to help leaders in the Commonwealth effectively and proactively work with young people on the implementation, monitoring and accountability of commitments they make at the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting (CHOGM).

23 Mar 18,

Restless Development will take over one of London's most popular food stalls as part of a new partnership with Waffle On.

23 Mar 18,

Restless Development CEO Nik Hartley is standing down after an incredible 19 years with the organisation.

05 Mar 18,
Around the world

At Restless Development, our year has got off to a busy start. Here’s a roundup of a hectic (restless?!) February, from the launch of new youth-led research, to UN awards for our activists, to campaign tours to end AIDS and much more.

02 Mar 18,
Sierra Leone

Young Sierra Leoneans are proving they are kingmakers not troublemakers in a new report, conducted ahead of the country’s 2018 elections.

01 Mar 18,
South Africa

A new youth consultation has highlighted a lack of comprehensive sexuality education across East and Southern Africa.

28 Feb 18,
Around the world Uganda

A Youth Think Tank has shared the challenges young people have in designing and using agricultural technologies, and they are not the ones that you might expect or that decision-makers are talking about.

23 Feb 18,
Around the world India South Africa

Twenty-seven young leaders from South Africa, India and Colombia have helped create a new Youth Participation Strategy for the Solutions for Youth Employment (S4YE) coalition.


06 Feb 18,

We are proud to announce that Restless Development is partnering with GBx for positive change in 2018!

06 Feb 18,

Social change and gender equality begins with young people in their communities.

Restless Development is excited to announce a new initiative to build a youth-led movement for gender equality, supported by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. The 18-month long pilot project commenced in November 2017 and will train, mobilize and connect young leaders in Tanzania and India. These young leaders will be supported to build initiatives which hold their governments to account for Sustainable Development Goal 5 (Achieve Gender Equality and Empower all Women and Girls) and their formal commitments made to Family Planning 2020 (a global partnership that aims to enable 120 million more women and girls to use contraceptives by 2020.) In the process the young leaders will engage their peers, communities, and local and national governments to build a movement that drives progress towards these commitments.

18 Jan 18,

Solar Communications (based in Cardiff, Chippenham, Harlow & Manchester) will work with us as their new partner to raise vital funds to help us unleash the power of young people to change our world.

18 Dec 17,
Around the world UK

From the outset Sir Kenneth helped shape our agency alongside his friend and our founder Jim Cogan OBE. Sir Kenneth died on November 11, 2017. A memorial service is being held on December 18 in London, UK.

28 Nov 17,

Restless Development will take over one of London's most popular waffle stalls as part of their partnership with leading company Waffle On.

16 Nov 17,
Around the world International

Restless Development is launching a month of celebrations to mark the impact made by young volunteers around the world.

For decades, young people from different countries have been working together across borders to create lasting change.

03 Nov 17,

Restless Development has welcomed the UK Labour Party’s inclusion of a youth representative on its new International Development Task Force.

01 Nov 17,
Around the world

Restless Development is pleased to announce the appointment of Perry Maddox as our new CEO.

30 Oct 17,
International USA

Restless Development has launched a new video series, created on behalf of USAID YouthPower Learning on ‘How and Why to Engage Young People in Development’. Making Cents International administered a grant to us under YouthPower Learning to create this series.

11 Sep 17,

Five Youth Advocates will be attending next week’s 2017 UN General Assembly (UNGA), a crucial moment to influence global leaders in order to make sure Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) are achieved. The advocates will kick-start their work on Monday by leading a high-level event to discuss how youth-led accountability is proving a key tool in the fight to achieve gender equality by 2030.

Restless Development, in partnership with the Permanent Mission of Denmark to the United Nations, are supporting this diverse, talented and experienced group of young people, who have all been leading on the monitoring and accountability of the Sustainable Development Goals in their local communities and with national governments.

25 Aug 17,
Sierra Leone

The latest information on the effects the recent floods have had on communities in which we work and how Restless Development Sierra Leone is responding.

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