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

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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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