Urban Youth Fund

Every year, over 8,000 youth-led organizations apply to the UN-Habitat Urban Youth Fund. The fund offers grants of between 5,000USD and 25,000 USD to winning submissions in a very competitive selection and only about 30-40 entries are eligible for the grant annually. These organizations span various sectors, from technology and agriculture to education and poverty … Continue reading Urban Youth Fund

UN-Habitat brings the Secretary General’s Envoy on Youth to Rwanda

From 16-20 July, UN-Habitat Youth brought the United Nations Secretary General’s Envoy on Youth, Mr. Ahmad Alhendawi, to Rwanda to showcase best practice programming for youth in urban areas.The Envoy got to visit and tour the UN-Habitat supported One Stop Youth Center in Kigali, which serves as a globally recognized best practice of youth centered … Continue reading UN-Habitat brings the Secretary General’s Envoy on Youth to Rwanda

Innovation Marketplace – Urban Challenge Workshop

April 28, 2015 UN-Habitat in partnership with Ericsson Research, Samsung C&T, Community Chest of Korea and Strathmore University hosted the ‪Urban Challenge Workshop in Nairobi, Kenya as part of UN-Habitat’s Innovate Kenya Project. The workshop brought together youth representatives from Nairobi based tech start-ups and NGOs and county government representatives to collectively identify some of the main … Continue reading Innovation Marketplace – Urban Challenge Workshop

Global Youth Help Desk Launched!

UN-HABITAT launched the brand new Global Youth Help Desk platform: www.globalyouthdesk.org The help desk is a multimedia interactive platform  for young people leading community improvement projects worldwide and those interested in the field. The idea is to foster the exchange of learnings and experiences, and to allow young leaders to engage and collaborate with other youth from … Continue reading Global Youth Help Desk Launched!