Cities

Cities

Impact where it’s needed

We partner with local government and young people to support the development of locally-led solutions to the challenges they face.

We work with municipal policymakers and young people in nine cities across four countries. Our work supports collaboration between young people, community groups, and local leaders, by assisting them address critical issues, and giving them the tools to address them.

In all of our cities, we work with local organisations to deliver impact-oriented programmes. We provide tailored trainings that empowers young people to become agents of positive change in their communities.

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Our Cities

Young Cities delivers local impact at a global scale.

Across our Young Cities, we have facilitated 38 youth-led projects that address localised threats from hate, polarisation and extremism. They tackle issues ranging from online hate speech in Dakar to gang violence in Mombasa; from anti-refugee sentiments in Saida to school bullying in Gostivar.

We have trained over 60 municipal leaders on the best ways to engage young people in governance while providing tailored research and policy advice to support their local programming.

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Participating Cities:
9
Projects Launched:
38
Youth Trained:
223
Municipal Practitioners Trained:
62
City Iniatives Launched:
6
Youth Impacted:
1,791,079

Cities

We work closely with municipal governments, youth and civil society in our participating cities. They identify the challenges and develop the solutions. We support them in doing so.

Mombasa County
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Mombasa County

Kenya
Kenya

Having conducted extensive research, capturing the voices of local government and young people since 2018, our programming in Mombasa has been supporting young people to counter gang violence, improve youth-participation in local governance and build trust between young people and the police.

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Kwale County
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Kwale County

Kenya
Kenya

Since 2019 Young Cities has supported young people to improve young people’s understanding of, and involvement in, the County’s devolution process. We’ve further helped young people facilitate trauma healing through sports, launch projects against gang violence, among others.

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Tripoli
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Tripoli

Lebanon
Lebanon

We have worked in Lebanon's second largest city since 2018, where young people have produced creative projects that included performances, films and communication workshops.

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Saida
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Saida

Lebanon
Lebanon

In Saida, all the projects Young Cities has enabled focus on improving relationships between Lebanese and refugee communities. The city is home to Ein el Hilweh, the largest Palestinian and Syrian refugee camp in the country. The projects used a variety of mediums including poetry, hip hop, documentary filmmaking to deconstruct stereotypes about refugees and build relations between them and Lebanese populations.

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Majdal Anjar
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Majdal Anjar

Lebanon
Lebanon

Six projects have been launched in the Eastern city of Majdal Anjar, which borders Syria. Projects have helped to diffuse tensions between Lebanese and Syrian youth, challenged stereotypes and helped to foster cohesion between refugee and native communities. They have included dialogue sessions, sports, photography projects and more.

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Dakar
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Dakar

Senegal
Senegal

Working closely with the Ville de Dakar municipal government, Young Cities has helped young people from the city launch four projects tackling online harassment and violence, the stigmatisation that plagues ex-convicts, cultures of gender based violence, and tensions between young people and police in the city.

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