Accelerating Local & Global Youth Movements



Youth Movements & the Global Youth Action Network connect youth-led/youth-serving organizations around the world with funders and decision-makers to amplify their efforts. The platform provides a space to showcase projects, strengthen outcomes through knowledge sharing initiatives, and capture knowledge about good practices. The Global Youth Action Network enables and supports youth in participating and having strong voice in global policy events hosted by the United Nations.

What is the issue, problem, or challenge?

Youth are a huge demographic force in most regions, with more than 73 million youth worldwide unemployed and looking for work. In a global study by BBDO, only 14% of young people said they felt like the world was becoming a better place. We need to inspire increased opportunities for social innovation, foster collaboration between youth-led/serving organizations, and provide youth with access to policy makers to make their ideas for change heard and acted upon.

How will this project solve this problem?

YouthMovements & the Global Youth Action Network are two key efforts to address these issues. First, through the platform, youth and youth-led/serving organizations can showcase their initiatives and find new partners and supporters to amplify their efforts. GYAN enables young people to participate in global decision-making processes associated with the United Nations, ensuring policy makers hear the voices of youth and provide support for their actions towards a better world.

Potential Long Term Impact

By ensuring young people are heard by policy makers, and providing support to ensure their actions are effective and sustainable, we aim to inspire a generation of global citizens that are actively engaged in society, knowing their actions can and will make a difference.

Funding Information

Total Funding Received to Date: $0
Remaining Goal to be Funded: $50,000
Total Funding Goal: $50,000


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Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Project Leader

Liam O'Doherty

Community Partnerships Coordinator
Toronto, Ontario Canada

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