The Youth Cafe’s work is indeed key in giving young people a bigger place at the table
— Paul Polman, Global CEO, Unilever.

2017-18 Highlights

We are giving young men and women the tools to become innovators in the fields of democracy, economics, media, and social entrepreneurship. The young people we work with have been empowered to lead local development projects, starting and managing small business,and speaking with one voice in local and national decision-making. New partnerships are equipping young people with the skills, resources, and opportunities they need to earn a living and enter the job market. Our partners have been drawn from Kenya, United Kingdom, Belgium, Italy, France, USA, Canada, Germany, Ethiopia, Nigeria, South Africa, Rwanda, Egypt, Luxembourg, Switzerland, Norway, Finland, Lithuania, Estonia, Ivory Cost, Ghana, Japan. Australia, Ireland, New Zealand, Indonesia , Tanzania, and Senegal.

We are working with governments in to reap the full benefits of these developments. In 2018, we worked with three local governments to strengthen local planning and budgeting systems to improve their alignment with youth priorities and increase investments in healthcare and educational services beneficial to people under age 35.

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Young people reached with consultations for youth policies and participatory governance.



Youth organizations coordinated and helped to advocate for social change.



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