Youth Power in a Pandemic: Launch

We are launching the latest State of Youth Civil Society report – Youth Power in a Pandemic. 

The State of Youth Civil Society report is a global, youth-led publication that looks back over the past year and forward into the next to explore the realities that youth civil society and social movements are experiencing. 

To celebrate the launch of Youth Power in a Pandemic we will be joined by the UN Secretary General’s Envoy on Youth and the brilliant report contributors to hear first hand how youth organising has stepped up around the world to respond, recover, and rebuild in communities in 2021.  

Wednesday 30th March 2022: 9am EDT / 1pm GMT / 2pm BST / 3pm CEST / 4pm EAT / 6:30pm IST

Come to be inspired by stories of activism, power and resilience and be the first to gain important insights from our global survey results on the state of youth civil society today. 

You will have the chance to learn about the report’s main recommendations, and what you can do to better support the work of youth civil society organisations and movements.

At the event you will hear from:

Guest Speaker

Jayathma Wickramanayake, UN Secretary-General’s Envoy on Youth


Daniel Calarco, President, International Youth Watch and Generation17 Young Leader

Mialy Sombiniaina Rakotondrasoa, Communication & Youth Officer, YMCA Madagascar


Katie Whipkey, Research Lead

Hilda Flavia Nakabuye, Climate and Environmental Rights Activist, Founder of FridaysForFuture Uganda

Sarojini Sapru, Assistant Programme Coordinator – Monitoring Evaluation & Learning, Restless Development

Vincent Folkes, Artist, Poet, Entrepreneur

The State of Youth Civil Society report is coordinated by Restless Development and The Development Alternative, and more than two dozen youth civil society organisations and movements have partnered to author this report. The report includes data from a global survey of some 868 members of youth civil society groups across 87 countries.