2012 Annual Report

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YouthMovements is a collaborative program, funded by the Knight Foundation which helps organisations effectively share and promote their projects and initiatives while also helping to track and celebrate the collective progress being made across sectors to tackle the world's most challenging issues. http://www.youthmovements.org In February, YouthMovements YouthMovements Summit, convened bringing the together Future 55 of partner organisations, CSOs, youth advocates, and representatives from across the UN system for an intensive two day strategy session to explore collaborative efforts. Facilitated by the Value Web, the YouthMovements Summit helped determine a mission statement and guiding principles to help plan future steps. Additionally, we hosted a series of five inquiry groups to explore trends and best practices across the Youth-focused NGO sector on topics such as: collaboration, impact evaluation, the digital divide, and volunteer engagement. The YouthMovements.org Map was developed to serve as an online portal highlighting the programming reach of the YouthMovements.org partners and connecting youth to the initiatives in their local communities. An Initiatives system was also developed, to provide a free online platform for youth-led initiatives focusing on the Millennium Development goals, community oriented service projects and positive social change. In the coming months, we are planning to continue to add new partners and their data (SparkAction, CIVICUS, Post 2015 development goals Campaign, Canada World Youth, UN-Habitat Urban Youth Fund) to the map to help expand the diversity and reach of listed initiatives. "t is a really exciting time to be alive, not only because I Partnerships the youth movement is rising, but also because we are YouthfulCities getting it more than ever, that we need to partner, we http://www.youthfulcities.com need to collaborate to amplify our impact to truly make a lasting change in our lifetime." TIG promoted the Youthful Cities initiative through its networks assisting with the recruitment of Urban Decoders to help make cities a more friendly place for youth entrepreneurs. 23 Network partners 22 55 Representatives attended the YM Summit TakingITGlobal Annual Report 2012 — Talis Apud, Co-founder Feel Good World. 6,414 23,593 32,578 Initiatives mapped Page views Total reached

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