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Young people participating in the recycling workshop in the slum of Mathare, Nairobi, Kenya, November 2022. Credits: UN-Habitat

Youth of Nairobi Informal Settlement Trains at Plastic Recycling

23 November, 2022, Nairobi, Kenya. – The Mathare One Stop Recycling programme is an initiative aimed at promoting sustainability and economic empowerment in the Mathare community. By providing the community with the necessary skills and knowledge in plastic recycling and environmental conservation, the program aims at helping create social enterprises and income generating activities that

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UNSCR 2250 Networking Event: Finland lead the way in Establishing Kenya’s Youth, Peace and Security National Action Plan

Author: Mary Hiuhu 4 November 2022, Nairobi. – On 9th December 2015, the United Nations Security Council established Resolution 2250 (UNSCR 2250) that recognized the positive role young people play in maintenance and promotion of peace and security. There was a need to enhance meaningful participation of youth in peace and security matters. This called

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Fondation Botnar, a Swiss philanthropy organization, visits the informal settlement of Mathare, Nairobi, Kenya, October 2022. Credits: UN-Habitat

Fondation Botnar Visits Mathare: Showcasing Youth-Led Projects and Empowerment Efforts in an Informal Settlement

18 October, 2022, Nairobi, Kenya. – This sunny afternoon in the very heart of Nairobi, Fondation Botnar representatives visit Mathare, one of the biggest informal settlements in Kenya. Fondation Botnar is recognized for their mandate to improve the health and wellbeing of young people living in cities around the world. Organised by UN-Habitat, Mathare Roots

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Opening of the World Urban Forum’s Youth Zone

July 12 2022, Nairobi. – On the 27th of June, 2022 at the World Urban Forum, the Youth Zone was officially opened by Mr. Yücel Yılmaz, the Mayor of Balıkesir Municipality, Türkiye. In attendance were youth and representatives from the Polish Youth Council, Mr. S M Shaikat, Executive Director of SERAC-Bangladesh, Ms. Esther Muiruri from the Local

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WUF11 Youth-Speakers bios

YOUTH AT WORLDURBAN FORUM 26-30 June 2022Speakers +Back to WUF 11 Youth main page Maimunah Mohd Sharif Executive Director of the United Nations Human Settlements Programme (UN-Habitat) Full bio Gwendolyn Myers Founder and Executive Director of Messengers of Peace (MOP) – Liberia Inc. Full bio Samed Agirbas Global Youth Expert, Turkey Full bio Leah Namugerwa Climate

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WUF11 Youth

WORLD URBAN FORUM 26-30 JUNE 2022 WORLD URBAN FORUM 26-30 JUNE 2022 WORLD URBAN FORUM 26-30 JUNE 2022 Photo credits: Fondation Botnar YOUNG PEOPLE DRIVE LOCAL ACTION     The diverse youth programme at the 11th Session of World Urban Forum explores the inclusion of children, adolescents and youth in urban processes, city governance and localization

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Public Speaking and Civic Leadership Training for Youth

Working with adolescents and youth in peri-urban and rural areas to build their capacities to speak up and take on leadership positions Snapshot Team: Young African Leaders Initiative CHAD Country: Chad City: N’djamena Start: 21/12/2021 End: 31/12/2022 (exp.) SDGs: 4, 13 Background Young people represent 60% of the Chadian population, young people under 20 are

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Youth Platform Against Gender-Based Violence

Putting girls back to school and mobilizing the quality participation of young people in public center of decision-making Snapshot Team: Association of Multi-Purpose Relays Country: Senegal City: Thies Start: 27/08/2021 End: 31/12/2024 (exp.) SDGs: 3, 4, 5, 10 Background Association of Multi-Purpose Relays is an umbrella association uniting eleven civil society groups of young people,

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