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Young people as changemakers on climate and health

Bridging the Climate change research gap through youth-led research in Zimbabwe. Zimbabwe is on the frontline of dramatic climate change impacts. Equipping its communities with an understanding of climate change-related risks, causes, and strategies for adaptation is now more crucial than ever. However, research on climate change in the country is limited, leaving a huge …

Global Annual Report 2021

At the heart of everything we do is Youth Power. More than ever the world needs young people’s power and leadership to solve its greatest challenges. We support the collective power of young leaders to create a better world. In 2021 we trained, mentored, nurtured and connected thousands of young people to use their youth …

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Bringing generations together for change

Learning from intergenerational approaches to address issues facing older and younger people. A society for all ages is one where older and younger generations live in harmony together. That’s why projects that bring together older and younger people to work on activities promoting cross-generational bonding while addressing issues affecting them and their community are needed …

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Challenge Paper

Creating a better resourced, more equitable and sustainable future for youth-led change. This challenge paper explores the opportunity to create positive systemic change in how youth civil society and activism are supported and resourced. It proposes ten actions that donors can take to more effectively resource young people around the world. These recommendations include funding …

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Youth in a time of crisis report

Livelihood diaries from Nepal and Indonesia during COVID-19. To deepen our understanding of young people’s experience of the COVID-19 pandemic, Restless Development, Rutgers WPF Indonesia, and the University of Cambridge worked with cohorts of disadvantaged young people in Indonesia and Nepal on a youth-led, diary research pilot. The work was funded by the Asian Development …

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Maximising Benefits Report

A recommended framework for volunteerism and compensation for young people. This document aims to provide concise, practical guidance on volunteerism and compensation for young people. It is based on a document review of relevant internal policies on volunteering, compensation and reimbursement, and consultation meetings with CIVICUS and Restless Development staff and select partner INGOs that …

Restless Development Nepal Annual Report 2021

Young leaders and stories of persistence. The Restless Development Nepal Annual Report 2021 contains outlines the activities led by young people in Nepal and captures the stories of resilience and persistence, voices of young people, their involvement in events and initiatives and the resulting positive impact. This report also highlights the events our work and …

Youth Power in a Pandemic Report

The State of Youth Civil Society. While everyone has been profoundly affected by the pandemic, this generation of young people now face challenges unlike any other. They face overlapping crises – from physical and mental health emergencies to the climate crisis to economic hardships. They are in a world where their future cannot be taken …

Restless Global Strategy 2022-2030

At the heart of everything we do is Youth Power. Against a backdrop of current and future challenges, our new global strategy sets out our vision and plan to support youth power to create a better world.