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Youth Task Team.

Restless Development  and YOTA (Youth Opportunity & Transformation in Africa) have launched the Africa Youth Partnership for an Equitable Recovery from the COVID-19 Pandemic through which we are engaging, supporting, and empowering young people to put their ideas into action and play a leading role in continental recovery efforts.


UPSHIFT empowers young people to identify challenges in their communities and create entrepreneurial solutions to address them.

Safeguarding is top priority in Sierra Leone

Key findings of our complaints, feedback and response mechanism review Our Sierra Leone Hub is leading the way on safeguarding. So far, we have worked with over 200 communities to ensure that they can recognise potential concerns and report safeguarding issues or incidents to us, irrespective of whether they involve one of our staff members …

Young people in Sierra Leone play key role in fighting corruption

Since June 2019, Restless Development has been supporting young Sierra Leoneans to be involved in a nationwide programme – Strengthening Public Financial Management, Anti-Corruption and Accountability Institutions in Sierra Leone. 64 young people have volunteered as Youth Accountability Volunteers (YAVs) on this programme, based in towns and villages across all the districts of Sierra Leone. …

International Day of the Girl Child 2020

Young people are fighting for girls rights in Sierra Leone. Every year on 11th October, the world celebrates the International Day of the Girl Child, and this year’s theme is “My voice, our equal future.” Today, we are taking time to engage with adolescent girls and their communities across Sierra Leone to promote their rights. …

Ebola Response Mid-term Review Report

On the 27th May 2015 Restless Development held an Ebola Response Mid-Term Review in Freetown. The aim was to highlight best practices, innovations, challenges and solutions based on Restless Development’s social mobilisation response, which has been delivered since June 2014.

Youth Participation in Local Council Decision-Making in Sierra Leone

The purpose of this study was to understand the reality of youth participation in decision-making at the local council level. This field research was carried out between January and March 2013 by a research team from Restless Development. If I had unlimited resources to invest in youth in the district, the priorities I would focus …

Youth Manifesto for the 2012 Elections

This manifesto shares the thoughts, hopes, expectations and fears of young people around the 2012 elections and their vision for a brighter Sierra Leone of the future. The manifesto was an advocacy tool whose goal is to inform and influence those involved in contesting the elections, bodies administering the elections, donors and civil society organisations …

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