Climate Change & Youth Aspirations

This new study is looking at how climate change impacts the lives of young people. What are young people doing to mitigate the effects of climate change upon their lives and their communities? We are also looking at how young people can be helped to overcome this challenge.

ICS update

The current phase of the ICS programme, delivered by VSO in partnership with Restless Development and Raleigh International, will come to its planned end in December 2020.

YouLead covid-19 Report

Young people are fighting back against covid-19 in East Africa We conducted a regional youth survey on the impact of COVID-19 on the lives of young people in East Africa, in partnership with the YouLead Consortium and partners. Some of the recommendations that the young people shared, were that: Governments should do more to ensure …

Shifting the Power Research

“Shifting the power: what will it take to do development differently?” is a research series into Youth Civil Society, led by young people in Iraq, Lebanon, Madagascar and Uganda. Download the full report below.

Living Innovation Research

What does success look like? Supporting young people to reach their living aspirations. What are the livelihood aspirations of young people in Uganda? What is getting in their way? Through our peer to peer research approach, we were able to ask young people directly about their experiences and aspirations around livelihoods. We intend to use …

Youth Think Tank

Training young people to conduct and lead research projects, collecting evidence, and documenting youth needs, challenges, and aspirations in seven African countries to influence livelihoods and employment policy.

The Development Alternative

Committed to testing and developing new ways of doing development that are truly led by young people and their communities because when communities lead, development succeeds.

Youth Power Solidarity Meetups

Over the past four months, as an expression of solidarity and youth power, the youth power panel have been bringing young people together from all over the world, to connect and share ideas around COVID-19. The idea is to support young people to meet with others around the world – others they wouldn’t typically have …

Youth Powering Sustainable Development

Young people are critical agents of change for the achievement of the Global Goals but they are too often being ignored and overlooked when it comes to the implementation, follow up and review of the Goals.