Energetic young people show off their talent from the lab to their projects.
Young Cities came to Senegal in 2019. 28 young activists from a diverse set of backgrounds were given the opportunity to address the issues that meant most to them. They launched 4 projects which each tackle different forms of cultural violence. Using a variety of creative media – concerts, films and live streams – they showed a creative side we haven’t seen before.
Our Youth Innovation Lab was characterised by song and dance, with everyone joining in. It showed us that Dakar truly was a city with soul.
Although the projects are now finished, in 2021 we will be supporting the deployment of the city’s first community perception survey on violent extremism through our City Initiative mechanism.
Our work in Senegal would not have been possible without the help from the municipality of the Ville de Dakar and our local partner, Africulturban, a Dakar-based NGO specialising in combining culture with social activism.