6 ways U.N.-Habitat is empowering youth to transform their communities.

Young people have a unique role to play in global development. Click on the above slideshow to learn about six ways youths are playing an active role in transforming their communities.

Want to learn more? Check out the Youth Will website and tweet #YouthWill.

Youth Will is an online conversation hosted by Devex in partnership with Chemonics, The Commonwealth Secretariat, The MasterCard Foundation and UN-Habitat to explore the power that youth around the globe hold to change their own futures and those of their peers.

About the author

  • João Felipe Scarpelini

    Joao is a Brazilian-Italian activist and social entrepreneur that has been working on youth-led initiatives around the world for the last 13 years. Apart from his youth activism, Joao has worked professionally on the youth-issues in the field for the last eight years. Most recently, he has been working very closely with the UN system in specific youth empowerment projects and consulted for different agencies, including: UNFPA, UN-HABITAT, UNICEF, UNEP, UNFCCC and UNDESA. He is currently acting as the Strategic Advisor for UN-Habitat Youth Unit, in Nairobi.

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