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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.

Quarterly Newsletter

Restless Development Nepal’s quarterly round-up covers information on the celebration of Pride Month, activities conducted by Youth Take the Lead (YTL) volunteers, Restless Development’s Values Celebration, and Anti-racism Work. Pride Month was celebrated successfully by running a three-day-long online campaign in which young people’s voices in the form of poems, quotations, and video messages were collected and shared on social media channels. Similarly, the YTL volunteers conducted a National Dialogue and Global Dialogue and started the preparation of the Global Citizenship Toolkit. Likewise, staff from all the Restless Development hubs came together and we celebrated 10th Values Day- a chance to connect with each other, its values, and culture as an agency. Additionally, Restless Development has developed an Anti-Racism Working Group to create a safe and collaborative learning space where staff openly and critically reflect on our progress or raise concerns where we are failing.

BY US, FOR US

Young people are demanding radical change to the education system. In a fast-changing world, outdated teaching styles and a tired old curriculum are failing to prepare young people for the world of work. That’s according to the biggest youth-led study on global education since the pandemic hit – ‘By Us, For Us’. Twelve young researchers from …

Living in the Climate Crisis: Young people in Uganda

Climate change is affecting young people in Uganda. How are they addressing the crises? Climate disruptions are having severe and adverse effects on people’s lives and livelihoods, demanding immediate and coordinated action. Our understanding of climate change must take into account its impacts on those most at risk of severe climate disruption – particularly young people in Africa. …