Stories from the Field: How to empower youth-led groups


This story highlights the successes and challenges of collaboration between Kounkuey Design Initiative (KDI), an NGO specializing in public space development in Nairobi’s Kibera slum, and Usalama Youth Bridge Reform, a group of youth working to expand economic opportunity for Kibera’s young people. It explores how the group utilized the UN-Habitat Urban Youth Fund’s capacity-building tools to build the skills and knowledge of the collaboration. Their story also illustrates some important lessons learned about the process of youth-led development and how the Urban Youth Fund process and tools might be of use by other groups.

Published: 2015

Pages: 6

Language: English

Branch/Office: Youth and Livelihood unit; Urban Economy Branch


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