Youth & Gender

Don’t Build Spaces, Build Ecosystems

By |2020-06-22T12:47:35+02:00February 28th 2019|Decent Work, Peer Learning & Co Production, Smart & Digital Development, Youth & Gender, , , , , |

When opening creative spaces, it is not enough to simply designate a space and add tools and technology, says Roman Vydro, co-Founder of Garage Hub, a community workshop in Kharkiv, Ukraine. What is way more important, is to include a variety of people and let their input create an entire creative ecosystem.

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An Untapped Pool of Talent: Young Women in Latin America

By |2020-06-22T12:26:06+02:00February 26th 2019|Decent Work, Economic Development, Youth & Gender, , , , , , |

Across Latin America, software developers are urgently needed. Laboratoria, an organisation launched in Lima, Peru, focusses on meeting this demand – and, at the same time, opens urban labour markets for women.

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Having a Say in What Affects Your Life: Youth Participation in Kumasi, Ghana

By |2020-06-22T12:43:34+02:00February 21st 2019|Urban & Metropolitan Governance, Youth & Gender, , , , , , , |

In Ghana, several policies and laws aim at including youth in urban planning processes. In reality, however, youth do not take part in city development. Emmanuelle Laurinda Godjo analyses the causes and suggests measures that authorities should take.

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Urban Futures: Youth Participation in the Baltics and the Balkans

By |2020-06-22T12:47:47+02:00February 19th 2019|Governance & Finance, Youth & Gender, , , , , |

Citizen participation in urban planning is a quite new concept to begin with. And, even if implemented, cities often neglect to extend the concept to those, whose lives will be most affected by a city's development: Youth

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Act Globally, Act Locally

By |2020-06-22T12:48:04+02:00February 14th 2019|Economic Development, Smart & Digital Development, Youth & Gender, , , , , |

An oft mentioned phrase in development parlance is “think globally, act locally”. Yet, when the change we seek is improved livelihoods globally, is local action enough? Doug Ragan, Rolf Wichmann, and Raphael Obonyo claim that local action is critical yet can’t be done in isolation of national and international realities. In their article, they explore different interventions that can be utilised to address the issue of improving youth livelihoods through interventions from the local to the global.

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More Than Income: How Selling Household Items Can Transform Slum Communities

By |2020-06-22T12:48:14+02:00February 12th 2019|Climate Change & Resilience, Decent Work, Economic Development, Youth & Gender, , , , , |

"LivelyHoods" forges economic opportunities for youth and women in Kenyan slums – while at the same time promoting clean energy. What are the project's success factors and what challenges does it face?

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Youth Employment in Lagos, Nigeria: Challenges and Opportunities

By |2020-06-22T12:43:43+02:00February 7th 2019|Decent Work, Economic Development, Youth & Gender, , , , , , |

In Lagos, youth are believed to constitute about 50 per cent of the population, equalling over 10 million people. Facing high rates unemployment and an ever-growing population, decision-makers need to understand both the challenges and the opportunities that characterise youth employment in Lagos, argues Oje Ivagba

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Rural-Urban Migration and Youth Unemployment in Nigeria: Why Public Programmes Fail

By |2020-06-22T12:43:52+02:00February 6th 2019|Decent Work, Economic Development, Youth & Gender, , , , , , |

With many young Nigerians relocating from rural to urban areas, unemployment is on the rise. Charles Ogheneruonah Eghweree and Festus Imuetinyan sketch out possible policy responses.

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Reducing Youth Crime Through Employment? An Example from Papua New Guinea

By |2020-06-22T12:44:01+02:00January 24th 2019|Economic Development, Youth & Gender, , , , , , |

Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea has high rates of youth crime – and an employment programme aimed at changing this to the better. How effective are such programmes? Oleksiy Ivaschenko presents the findings of his recent study to URBANET.

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Empowering Syrian Refugees Through Cash for Work Programmes

By |2020-06-22T12:26:26+02:00December 18th 2018|Decent Work, Economic Development, Youth & Gender, , , , , , , , |

Living as a refugee is difficult, and often aggravated by not being able to work and earn money in your host country. In Southern Jordan, refugees and locals take part in urban regeneration efforts.

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Young People’s Participation: Critical for Responsive City Planning

By |2020-06-22T12:44:09+02:00September 6th 2018|Housing & Informality, Youth & Gender, , , , , |

In the Indian city of Mumbai, different groups participated in revising the city’s Development Plan. This article highlights the importance of the participation of young people in city planning at the neighbourhood level if planning is to respond adequately and responsibly to contemporary challenges.

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“We need to be the changemakers in our cities”

By |2020-06-22T12:44:18+02:00June 19th 2018|Participation, Youth & Gender, , |

URBANET interviewed Shadnaz Azizi, a SDSN Youth Local Pathway Fellow from Tehran, about urban activism in Iran. An urban thinker and advocate, Azizi is passionate about the “in-between spaces” operating between the public and political spheres to campaign for sustainable urban development. She calls for more recognition of the essential role of virtual communities and online platforms in realising sustainable urban development.

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Women’s Growing Need for Safe Mobility

By |2020-06-22T12:26:53+02:00May 23rd 2018|Public Spaces, Urban Mobility, Youth & Gender, , , , , , , , |

Until today, women around the world experience harassment and even assault when moving in public spaces, including on public transport services. In Nairobi, Kenya, the Flone Initiative is combatting gender-based violence by supporting victims, and by training service providers to effectively prevent behaviour that compromises women’s safety and right to mobility.

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