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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, disinformation 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
304
Young People TRAINED
57
Projects launched
£248,241
Seed-Funding Provided
14,299
Youth Impacted Offline
14,300,602
Youth Reached Online

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

Drop the Gun, Grab the Mic! (Ambassador Grant)
project

Drop the Gun, Grab the Mic! (Ambassador Grant)

Kenya
Kenya | Mombasa County

A team led by local rapper is uplifting the voices of other young musicians to use their art as a form of activism to prevent youth joining gangs.

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Skala Magazine
project

Skala Magazine

North Macedonia
North Macedonia | Skopje

A team of young people channelled their creativity through an arts magazine run by young artists, to address various social issues.

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Gen W
project

Gen W

North Macedonia
North Macedonia | Skopje

A project platforming women role-models to encourage other women in the municipalities of Čair and Kisela Voda to challenge gender-based discrimination and empower themselves despite the barriers they face.

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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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