UrbanByNature: The Global Programme for Urban Nature Pioneers

By |2024-01-04T09:39:33+01:00April 15th 2020|

In times of rapid urbanisation, increasing population, resource depletion, degradation of ecosystems, growing pressures on urban land use and climate change, nature-based solutions (NBS) provide opportunities for both society and nature. The UrbanByNature programme supports cities and practitioners in applying NBS that are cost-effective and mutually beneficial.

How to Change the World with Better Financial Awareness & Financial Literacy

By |2024-01-03T14:58:08+01:00June 13th 2019|

Many people around the globe struggle with finance management and debt. Michael Ochieng Nyawino describes why it is important to teach everyone financial literacy skills to tackle the problem.

An Untapped Pool of Talent: Young Women in Latin America

By |2024-01-03T11:14:55+01:00February 26th 2019|

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.

Let’s talk about Urban Governance − Abidjan, Ivory Coast

By |2024-01-02T15:37:04+01:00July 2nd 2018|

There has been consent in international debates that implementing the SDGs requires approaching them from a local perspective. In this very personal account, Alexis Gueu talks about the challenges the city of Abidjan, Ivory Coast is facing – and the urgent need for the municipality to develop urban governance structures to tackle these problems.

“(Mis-)Educating the Ghettoes of our world” – is there a Collective Neglect of the Role of Education for Youth in Violent Cities Around the World?

By |2023-12-19T15:19:18+01:00July 26th 2017|

The world’s population is becoming younger, and the majority of people under the age of 25 are living in the rapidly growing cities of Latin America, Africa, and Asia. Reports claim that a disproportionate proportion of youth live in impoverished, unplanned, and often highly violent urban settlements where they are more likely to be both victims and perpetrators of urban violence. What education strategies are needed in order to improve their situation?

Mozambique’s Stand-by Generation

By |2023-12-19T15:02:21+01:00April 13th 2017|

In the International Development world, “youth” constitutes a critical variable to look at in any given country. Policy makers believe that more educated generations with better health and economic conditions than their parents are the absolute precondition for achieving long-term economic and social development. They are also aware that a frustrated youth is a serious threat to political stability and economic growth.

How Women and Men Experience the City. Gender in an Informal Urban Context

By |2023-12-19T14:49:48+01:00March 7th 2017|

Cities have complex relationships with gender. They challenge some models of traditional femininity and masculinity, and reinforce others. Our author Paula Meth explains how gendered relations play out in informal urban settlements.

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