International Youth Day Virtual Event

How are young people changing the world?

On Thursday 12th August 2021, Restless Development celebrated International Youth Day by bringing together three brilliant young leaders to discuss the achievements of young people over the last year and insights into how young people are changing the world.

Our Young Restless Speakers

Nafisa Ferdous, Senior Program Manager, USA has worked in feminist movement spaces in the global south. At Restless Development, Nafisa has led on the Feminist Action Lab: Growing Our Intergenerational Power – an exciting, collaborative, multi-generational resource website connecting younger and older feminists to build their capacity on feminist approaches to advocacy and power shifting!  

Charles Mankhwazi, Youth Research Manager, Uganda started his journey with Restless Development as a young volunteer on the Youth Think Tank project. He now supports the delivery of four exciting youth-led research projects. Charles was most recently involved in the organisation of the Young People, Climate Disruption and Adaptation in Africa event. 

Inés Yábar, Senior Global Campaigns Coordinator, Peru works on campaigns around on Global moments including International Youth Day and  the #YouthPowerHacks. She aims to make sure the global goals are delivered by keeping young people active and leaders to account. Inés has also joined the Restless Leadership Team as one of its young members.

If you would like to follow up on any of the project mentioned during the webinar, you can do so using the links below:

SAVE THE DATE for our BBC Radio 4 Appeal

On Sunday 5th September we are launching our BBC Radio 4 charity appeal. 

Unemployment among young people is a major global crisis, which has only been made worse by the pandemic. 

Restless Development is partnering with the BBC to raise funds and support young people to create businesses and earn a decent living for themselves and their families. 

Our appeal will be presented by the entrepreneur and Dragons Den Investor, Deborah Meaden. 

Save the date and listen to our appeal at 7:55am on Sunday 5th September to find out how you can help us make a difference.

Donations to this appeal will be matched pound for pound by a generous Restless supporter so we hope that you get involved.