In Harare, the capital city of Zimbabwe, there is a new high density suburb named Ushewokunze (outside homestead) because it is located on the outskirts of the city. The suburb is situated in Harare Province and local media reports daily on the problems facing the large youth populations in this developing urban resettlement community.
Restless Development is facilitating a 18-month long pilot project, commenced in November 2017, that has trained, mobilized and connected young leaders in Tanzania and India. Recent global commitments such as Sustainable Development Goal 5 and Family Planning 2020 promise to achieve gender equality and to empower women and girls to decide for themselves whether when and how many children they want to have. However, these recommendations must be translated into action.
International Youth Day in August is always a busy time of year for us. It's also a time for reflection, for looking back at the incredible work we do. Here's a round-up of the work we do globally with young people. We're immensely proud of them and the change they're driving.
Launching in September 2018, Generation Restless are young professional leaders and entrepreneurs who are committed to using their resources, skills and passion towards unleashing the power of youth to change our world.
Generation Restless believe in a radical new way of doing international development and are proud to be pushing the boundaries for achieving lasting change. See exciting events below in New York and London.
Raymond has always been determined to start his own business. His journey began in 2013 when he joined one of our life skills training courses, at St Peter's New Church in Mbare, Zimbabwe. During the two day training, 50 young people, including 23 year old Raymond, learnt how to start and maintain a profitable and sustainable business.
We have launched a new powerpack to encourage and help young people to push for their active participation in their government's Voluntary National Reviews (VNRs) at the United Nations High Level Political Forum (HLPF) happening this week - and to call on governments to generally do more to reach out to their youth populations on the SDGs.
HLPF is the main UN platform on sustainable development and it has a central role in the follow-up and review of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) at the global level. It provides the young people with a unique opportunity each year to hold governments accountable for their global commitments to end poverty, inequality and climate change and provides us with a platform to call for strengthened youth engagement in all things SDGs!
Unemployment is one of the toughest issues facing young people around the globe, and Tanzania is no different, with 85% of the working age population between 15 and 24, or 832 thousand youth, being unemployed, according to the Tanzania National Bureau of Statistics (2013).
When we talk to the young people that we work with across the country, consistently the number one thing they ask for is support to enable them to earn an income and to be able to support themselves. One cause of this problem is a gap between the skills employers are seeking, and the skills that young people gain from formal education.
Restless development Zimbabwe carried out case management training for Zimbabwe Republic Police (ZRP) Victim Friendly Unit (VFU) and nurses from the Ministry of Health and Child Care (MOHCC) on the 27th of March 2017 at Omadu lodge.
Restless Development has announced its new Chair of the Board, Charlotte Eaton.
Charlotte replaces Martin Hayman, who served as our chair for just under a decade during a time in which Restless has experienced huge change, growth and an increase in impact through its work around the world.
Restless Development and Plan UK have jointly launched new guidance - ‘Guiding Principles for Decision Makers’ - to help leaders in the Commonwealth effectively and proactively work with young people on the implementation, monitoring and accountability of commitments they make at the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting (CHOGM).
Restless Development CEO Nik Hartley is standing down after an incredible 19 years with the organisation.
Restless Development will take over one of London's most popular food stalls as part of a new partnership with Waffle On.
At Restless Development, our year has got off to a busy start. Here’s a roundup of a hectic (restless?!) February, from the launch of new youth-led research, to UN awards for our activists, to campaign tours to end AIDS and much more.
Young Sierra Leoneans are proving they are kingmakers not troublemakers in a new report, conducted ahead of the country’s 2018 elections.
A new youth consultation has highlighted a lack of comprehensive sexuality education across East and Southern Africa.
A Youth Think Tank has shared the challenges young people have in designing and using agricultural technologies, and they are not the ones that you might expect or that decision-makers are talking about.
Twenty-seven young leaders from South Africa, India and Colombia have helped create a new Youth Participation Strategy for the Solutions for Youth Employment (S4YE) coalition.
We are proud to announce that Restless Development is partnering with GBx for positive change in 2018!
Social change and gender equality begins with young people in their communities.
Restless Development is excited to announce a new initiative to build a youth-led movement for gender equality, supported by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. The 18-month long pilot project commenced in November 2017 and will train, mobilize and connect young leaders in Tanzania and India. These young leaders will be supported to build initiatives which hold their governments to account for Sustainable Development Goal 5 (Achieve Gender Equality and Empower all Women and Girls) and their formal commitments made to Family Planning 2020 (a global partnership that aims to enable 120 million more women and girls to use contraceptives by 2020.) In the process the young leaders will engage their peers, communities, and local and national governments to build a movement that drives progress towards these commitments.