Restless Development Zambia Annual Report 2022

Our Restless Work in 2022

In 2022, our ambition was not just about working with young people, it was about building new leaders and shifting power to the communities we work with. In doing so, we delivered programmes that are gender transformative, inclusive and holistic.

We worked and delivered inclusive, holistic Adolescent Sexual Reproductive Health and Rights (ASRHR), life skills, and financial literacy programming for the most vulnerable young girls who are victims of sexual gender-based violence and young people living with disabilities.

As part of our accountability and governance programming, we trained young people to conduct research, and document their experiences in order to effectively influence decisionmakers, shaping both government policy and community attitudes.

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We organized policy engagement events and dialogue meetings and provided opportunities for young people to engage in person with government ministers, health care providers, parents, and teachers about their SRHR.

The policy engagement events involved debates with decision-makers around key issues that affect young people like youth friendly service provision in communities. Policies that affect youth were identified and reviewed and key issues identified that require change. This led to an increase the number of institutions formally consulting with young people in their strategies, plans, and budgets.

We worked with 15 community-based youth-led and youth-focused organisations to amplify youth voices regarding youth led. We trained the community-based orgainsations in advocacy, rights-based approaches to development, stakeholder mapping and analysis, budget tracking, project cycle management, gender and social inclusion, and monitoring and evaluation (M&E).