(Fully-Funded) 2020 Youth Action Lab;
The Youth Action Lab is a one-year co-creation lab for grassroots youth activists based in the global south which works to support their movements to become more resilient and sustainable in their pursuit of a more equitable world. The Lab is an innovative, safe, active, inclusive, collective, representative and connected space, online and physical for grassroots activists, which thoughtfully considers diverse contexts and ecosystems to better resource them to flourish with their communities.
Location: South Africa
- Accessing Resources: The Lab will provide participants with an unrestricted microgrant of up to $2499 USD, access to in-kind support and other non-financial resources, as well as capacity strengthening in order to support more sustainable and resilient movements.
- Developing Strategies: The Lab will provide opportunities for capacity strengthening through peer-to-peer learning, coaching, and skill-building workshops with the aim of supporting youth activists to be more strategic and targeted in their campaigning.
- Building Alliances: The Lab, through an in-person residency and regular peer learning sessions, will create spaces for movements and collectives of young people to connect, share experiences, and heal together, in order to build stronger alliances and more connected movements
- Young people between the age of 18 and 32.
- Able to commit to a one year program.
- Based in either Latin America, The Caribbean, the Middle East, and North Africa, Africa, Asia, and the Pacific.
- An activist with at least two years of experience working at the grassroots level mobilizing for change around key economic, environmental, social, cultural, and civil rights issues. This includes artivism, journalism, social entrepreneurship, and community work.
- A member of a broader coalition, network, or movement working to advocate for change in the local or national context who can represent that movement within the Lab
- An activist who is disruptive, who challenges traditional ways of working to test methodologies that are creative, inclusive, innovative, and relevant.
Eligible Regions: Latin America, The Caribbean, the Middle East and North Africa, Africa, Asia, and the Pacific.