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Empowering Youth.
Strengthening Communities.

Young Cities is a global programme that connects young people with local governments, building trust and creating opportunities to challenge hate, polarisation and extremism.

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Shared
Challenges,
Shared
Solutions

Young Cities fosters collaboration between local government and young people to address the issues facing their communities.

We work in nine cities across Kenya, Lebanon, Senegal and North Macedonia, connecting young activists to municipal decision-makers. Our goal is to create and enhance youth-led solutions to community challenges.

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9
Participating cities
223
Young People TRAINED
38
Projects launched
1,791,079
Youth impacted

Where We Work

Working at a global scale, we achieve local impact. Find out more about the positive change we make to communities around the world.

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Latest Projects

Dunek
project

Dunek

North Macedonia
North Macedonia | Gostivar

An acting troupe leveraged the power of theatre to highlight the normalisation of the mistreatment of women in Gostivar society.

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#WhatIf? (Ambassador Grant)
project

#WhatIf? (Ambassador Grant)

Kenya
Kenya | Mombasa County

Four workshops with youth and mothers from Mvita sub-County, Mombasa, helped to develop a united approach to an issue that deeply affects their community.

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Youth for Peace
project

Youth for Peace

Lebanon
Lebanon | Saida

Youth for Peace worked with the municipality in Saida, Lebanon, to build peace and resilience among marginalised residents of the city's oldest district.

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Publications

The Counter Narrative M&E Handbook (Institute for Strategic Dialogue)

Global
Global

This Handbook has been funded with support from the European Commission. It was created by the Institute for Strategic Dialogue (ISD) to help anyone looking to evaluate their counter-narrative campaigns, and is intended as a beginner’s guide for those with little or no previous experience of counter-narrative campaign evaluation. It…

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The Counter Narrative Handbook (Institute for Strategic Dialogue)

Global
Global

This Handbook, developed by the Institute for Strategic Dialogue and funded by Public Safety Canada through the Kanishka Project, was created to help anyone looking to proactively respond to extremist propaganda with counter-narrative campaigns, and is intended as a beginner’s guide for those with little or no previous experience of counter-narrative campaigning.…

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The Impact of Counter-Narratives (Institute for Strategic Dialogue)

Global
Global

ISD’s Impact of Counter Narratives report presents the development, deployment, and evaluation of three counter- narrative campaigns orchestrated by the Against Violent Extremism network and Jigsaw (an incubator within Alphabet that uses technology to address geopolitical issues) with additional in-kind and financial support from Facebook and Twitter. The report provides fresh evidence…

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If you would like to find out more about our impact, or would like to discuss future opportunities, we would love to hear from you.

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