Christina’s Story

Christina is a young Restless who is challenging gender stereotypes in her community and supporting other young entrepreneurs. 

Ilumbo’s Story

Each year, around one million young people enter the job market in Tanzania, yet their access to formal employment is incredibly limited. Young people face a range of challenges from accessing capital to skills mismatch, resulting in high unemployment rates. Women and girls face additional challenges as one in three girls are married before 18, …

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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 …

#MissingMajority at COP27

Ensuring no one gets left behind. The COP27 in Egypt will be an important global platform to continue momentum and calling for increased commitments on climate and education, following on from the recent United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) and Transforming Education Summit where these intersecting issues were high on political agendas. #MissingMajority calls for strengthened …

Meet the GCA Campaign Steering Group

A new youth-led project to campaign for more accountability from companies towards the Science-Based Targets for Nature. In collaboration with Global Commons Alliance we will mobilise, motivate and support youth advocates interested in climate change, biodiversity, and nature campaign together for the global commons. To do this, Restless Development and Global Commons Alliance have recruited  …

Jerome and Bako’s Story

For Jerome and Bako, it’s the rise in confidence that was their biggest achievement from volunteering with Restless Development. “I was able to achieve my goals” shared Bako when asked about his proudest achievement. “For example, I learned to be resilient. In Uganda, if you don’t learn to be resilient, you might meet with failures.” …

Agness’s Story

“I facilitate football drills lessons in community football teams to share sexual health information with young people.” Agness Malunga, 22, is a football player who plays for a youth football team in Katuba, a rural community in Mkushi District, Central Province, Zambia. Growing up, Agness always played football – a male-dominated game in her village. …

Tonny and Claudia’s Story

For Tonny and Claudia, a charged phone is the first priority ahead of a busy day volunteering. Tonny lists his morning tasks, giving us an idea of what his daily to-do list looks like. “First I travel to the project location, meet the project lead, and prepare to start monitoring a project. I speak to …

Meet the WeLead Steering Committee

Restless Development has recruited three rightsholders into We Lead’s steering committee, training them to engage meaningfully as equal partners. Ruth Awori Ruth Awori is a seasoned youth leader, who believes that every young person should be able to enjoy their sexual reproductive health and rights. She is currently working with the Uganda network of Young People …