Youth & Gender

How Digital Data and Mapping Shaped Bangladesh’s Urban Climate Resilience Plans

By |2022-03-21T19:38:05+01:00March 17th 2022|Climate Change & Resilience, Smart & Digital Development, Youth & Gender, , , |

Female indigenous residents of informal settlements in coastal Bangladesh are especially vulnerable to risks induced by climate change. Digital mapping ensures that they are adequately considered in the development of urban climate resilience plans.

SPOTLIGHT ON: WOMEN IN CITIES

The Future (and Past) of Cities is Female

By |2022-03-21T19:51:16+01:00March 15th 2022|Global Urban Debates, Youth & Gender, , , |

Who defines our cities? And what are the consequences of these definitions? Katrina Johnston-Zimmerman shares some reflections.

SPOTLIGHT ON: WOMEN IN CITIES

Female Leadership in Local Government

By |2022-03-07T12:05:46+01:00March 7th 2022|Urban & Metropolitan Governance, Youth & Gender, , , |

Half of the world’s population is made up of women, but their representation in decision-making bodies at the local, national, and international level leaves much to be desired. Macoura Dao Coulibaly, Mayor of Foumbolo, Côte d'Ivoire, on strengthening women in local government.

SPOTLIGHT ON: WOMEN IN CITIES

Gender-Sensitive Infrastructure Planning Means Better Cities for Everyone

By |2022-03-03T09:37:27+01:00March 3rd 2022|Youth & Gender, , , , |

The demand for infrastructure has recently gained prominence in the global political sphere. Felicity Kitchin, Giulia Maci and Arne Janssen on inclusive infrastructure for inclusive cities.

Resilience Education: Methodological Support Modules for Guatemalan Schools

By |2022-02-01T10:21:14+01:00February 1st 2022|Climate Change & Resilience, Youth & Gender, , , |

Resilience can be learned, and what better place to do so than in schools? Jorge Ruiz and Mayté González from Wetlands International LAC present a tool kit for resilience education they developed together with teachers in Guatemala.

Community Engagement in Accra: Playgrounds Meet Markets

By |2022-01-31T11:48:19+01:00January 27th 2022|Economic Development, Youth & Gender, , , , |

With children spending their days at their parents' market stalls, how can we turn markets into safe places for them, where they are free to learn and play? Amowi Phillips from the Mmofra Foundation shares an inspiring example of community engagement in Accra, Ghana.

Achieving Adolescent Sexual and Reproductive Health Rights in Lagos State

By |2022-01-19T18:30:05+01:00January 18th 2022|Urban Health, Youth & Gender, , , |

Youths in Lagos face significant challenges regarding access to quality sexual and reproductive health education and services. Since 2011, Youth Development and Empowerment Initiative (YEDI), an adolescent health organisation, has been working to improve the health and wellbeing of adolescents and their communities in Nigeria.

How the Pandemic Can Teach Us to Leave No Child Behind

By |2022-01-13T12:22:59+01:00January 13th 2022|Smart & Digital Development, Youth & Gender, , , , |

While online learning may not be the panacea for problems caused and amplified by COVID-19, it’s certainly a great place to start, writes Lindiwe Matlali, Founder and CEO of Africa Teen Geeks.

A Sustainable Urban Future: The Role of Early Childhood Education

By |2022-01-26T11:39:05+01:00January 11th 2022|Youth & Gender, , , , |

Playing is learning – and a way to teach young children the principles of sustainable urban development. The Toy Library Association of Kenya wants every child and every educational facility to have access to tools for playful education for sustainable development. By Lilian A. Oloo

Why Cities Are Letting Down Children

By |2021-12-14T10:55:46+01:00December 14th 2021|Urban Health, Youth & Gender, , , |

Many diseases are caused by environmental risks – and it is our youngest and most vulnerable who need utmost protection. Yet, they are not getting what they deserve, says Mark Nieuwenhuijsen, Director of Air Pollution and Urban Environment at ISGlobal. A plea for urgent change.

Struggling for Reproductive Justice in Public, Private, and In-Between: Feminist Abortion Activism Beyond the Streets of Buenos Aires

By |2021-12-02T11:45:16+01:00December 2nd 2021|Urban Health, Youth & Gender, , , , |

When thinking about political activism in urban settings, feminist strategies for increasing access to safe abortion provide important insights into how different kinds of spaces can be used for political action — particularly when it comes to issues that cannot be fully addressed through public protest. Discussing strategies of abortion activism in Buenos Aires, Argentina, Lea Happ illustrates why we have to think about private and digital spaces as important for political action.

To Advance Access to Education, Communities Need to Focus on Financial Equity and Literacy

By |2021-11-25T11:02:50+01:00November 25th 2021|Economic Development, Youth & Gender, , , |

How to improve access to education in small municipalities? Scott Frank and Ronald Kibirige from the InteRoots Initiative present a community-led example from Kasasa, Uganda.

Urban Safety and Good Urban Governance: Examples from Kinshasa

By |2021-09-16T11:13:32+02:00September 16th 2021|Urban & Metropolitan Governance, Youth & Gender, , , , |

"Kulunas" – youth gangs – have been part of Kinshasa's neighbourhoods for two decades. Marc-André Lagrange and Thierry Vircoulon analyse their origins and why their ever more violent repression is not going to increase safety in Kinshasa.

Meeting the Challenge of Gender Equality in Burkina Faso

By |2021-07-22T12:35:35+02:00July 22nd 2021|Economic Development, Youth & Gender, , , |

In Burkina Faso, women are taking up the challenge of diversifying their professional choices. With the support of CFIAM, they are proving that non-traditional occupations are not the exclusive domain of men. Bernard Zongo shares the main lessons learned.

Strengthening Community School Structures to Attain Quality Education in Mzuzu City, Malawi

By |2021-07-20T09:09:36+02:00July 20th 2021|Youth & Gender, , , , |

Tizgowere Msiska outlines how the REHAAT Initiative is advancing SDGs on the local level in Mzuzu City, Malawi.

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