Policy & Practice

Policy & Practice

Tailored Support for City Stakeholders

Young Cities helps local government better understand the needs of young people and identify opportunities for youth involvement.

Young Cities has supported municipal officials in nine cities to adapt youth programming to be more responsive and inclusive of young people’s needs.

We have led innovative trainings, provided cities with youth-related policy support, and facilitated opportunities for youth-city collaboration. These activities contribute to ensuring local government programmes and policies related to young people are relevant and resonant to their needs. In total, we have provided over £40,000 across four City Initiatives led by municipal representatives.

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City Initiatives

In addition to the grants and support we offer young people to pilot new programmes, Young Cities also supports its city partners through City Initiatives. Through small grants and ongoing support, City Initiatives create an opportunity for a municipal government to pilot programmes for young people in their municipality, or fill critical gaps in their youth programming.

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County-Youth Collaboration in Kwale
City initiative

County-Youth Collaboration in Kwale

Kenya
Kenya | Kwale County

From 2019 to 2020 the Kwale County Government worked to build collaboration, cohesion and understanding between local government and youth on the issue of youth inclusion in political processes.

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Youth Resilience in Mombasa County
City initiative

Youth Resilience in Mombasa County

Kenya
Kenya | Mombasa County

The Mombasa County government led an initiative to ensure their new Resilience Strategy was driven by youth, for youth, through workshops and online forums.

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Sports and Youth Development in Gostivar
City initiative

Sports and Youth Development in Gostivar

North Macedonia
North Macedonia | Gostivar

Young Cities is working with Gostivar municipal government and PE teachers to help build resilience among young people to the apathy they feel toward local civic engagement and help to prevent extremism in the city.

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Dakar Extremism Perception Survey
City initiative

Dakar Extremism Perception Survey

Senegal
Senegal | Dakar

The Ville de Dakar municipality is working with local youth to deliver the city’s first ever community perception survey on violent extremism, with the research led by youth themselves, to feed into future city P/CVE programming.

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Beirut Relief Project
City initiative

Beirut Relief Project

Lebanon
Lebanon |

Since the devastating blast that shook and destroyed much of Beirut on the 4th August 2020, Young Cities redirected over £20,000 from our City Initiatives budget to support youth-led relief efforts, including food distribution, medical aid, and reconstruction.

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Critical Thinking-Focused Education in Čair
City initiative

Critical Thinking-Focused Education in Čair

North Macedonia
North Macedonia | Čair

Young Cities has worked with Čair municipal government in organising “Inspirational Talks” in all its elementary schools for students in their final year of studies, and created a educational material on digital citizenship for teachers, parents and carers.

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