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Youth-Driven Solutions

Young Cities gives young people the support they need to create initiatives focused on the issues most important to them.

Young people are critical partners in preventing and countering hate, polarisation and extremism. We help them overcome the barriers that can stop them from taking an active role as changemakers.

Youth Innovation Labs introduce young people to the core principles of project development and management, then provide follow-up support as part of a holistic training programme. The Labs enable young people to affect positive change while learning critical skills to help them in their future careers.

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Youth-driven change, around the world.

By enabling more than 57 youth-led projects, Young Cities has supported real, tangible impact for communities most in need. So far, we have provided almost £250,000 in direct financial support to youth-driven projects that are delivered in partnership with local organisations and municipal governments. We believe in enabling future generations of leaders to be the engines of positive change, giving them the tools they need to tackle the issues they feel are most important.

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Drop the Gun, Grab the Mic! (Ambassador Grant)
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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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Gen W
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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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Skala Magazine
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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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We Can (Ambassador Grant)
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We Can (Ambassador Grant)

North Macedonia
North Macedonia | Gostivar

Building upon their existing knowledge and credibility among peers, WeCan expanded their programme of empowering their to peers to challenge discrimination, polarisation, and extremism.

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Kigoda Pwani (Ambassador Grant)
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Kigoda Pwani (Ambassador Grant)

Kenya
Kenya | Kwale County

Team Kigoda Pwani build upon their previous research to understand what barriers women in particular face in seeking employment.

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Seen
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Seen

North Macedonia
North Macedonia | Gostivar

Team ‘Ladybug’ boldly challenged deeply rooted behaviours and beliefs that underpin harassment and discrimination in their communities, empowering women to speak up against them.

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Angaza Youth Group
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Angaza Youth Group

Kenya
Kenya | Mombasa County

A group of young people committed themselves to addressing disinformation in Kenya to reduce levels of violence during the next general election.

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Breakfree
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Breakfree

North Macedonia
North Macedonia | Gostivar

A youth-directed film coupled with an art and capacity-building campaign tackles bullying in schools in Gostivar.

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Nyali (Ambassador Grant)
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Nyali (Ambassador Grant)

Kenya
Kenya | Mombasa County

Team Nyali applied their research in practical ways to help other young people in their community become proactive citizens and leaders.

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DemLoc
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DemLoc

North Macedonia
North Macedonia | Skopje

A research project provided context on municipal approaches to supporting civil society and equipped other young people with the skills to engage in policy dialogue.

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Use It
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Use It

North Macedonia
North Macedonia | Gostivar

Fostering local ownership of public spaces among young people by driving their renovation and empowering peer-peer community solutions.

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Local Justice
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Local Justice

Kenya
Kenya | Kwale County

A team of qualified community mediators empower other young people as peer-peer mediators in their communities.

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