Creating space for young people in urban Sierra Leone







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Beviliget beløb:

1.714.871,00 kr.

Indsatsen vedrører følgende verdensmål:

  • Mål 11: Bæredygtige byer og lokalsamfund

Indsatsen foregår i følgende lande:

  • Sierra Leone

Lokale partnere:

  • Youth Dream Centre Sierra Leone (YDC-SL)

Overordnede mål :

Improved wellbeing of urban youth in Sierra Leone.

Umiddelbare mål :

1. Increased participation for young people in shaping society (DK SDG 18). 2. Improved access to safe and inclusive spaces (SDG 11).

Målgrupper :

1500 youth (100 per target community; age 15-35 years; equal distribution of male and female) from 15 fragile urban communities across Freetown, Makeni, and Koidu-Sefadu. 15 youth led CBOs (approximately 300 youth). Right holders from Youth Dream Center’s educational programmes.


This project aims to improve the wellbeing of young people in urban Sierra Leone by increasing their participation in shaping society and improve their access to safe and inclusive public space. The project includes local context-based research on youth wellbeing and collection of young people’s dreams and visions for the city. On this basis, 15 public spaces will be developed in 15 target communities, targeting a total of 1500 youth in fragile urban areas, with participation of local youth led CBOs, who will receive capacity building in key project management areas and creative youth advocacy. The youth target group will be included through all phases of the project, and Youth Dream Centre and Dreamtown will expand their network and become stronger advocators for youth wellbeing.