Progress towards the Global Goals is way off-track, and the pandemic has made things worse.

But with #YOUTHPOWER we can keep moving forward.

Young people’s skills, passion, determination and imagination can build a better world – but their ideas need funding and support.

The Youth Power Panel has teamed up with Restless DevelopmentProject Everyone and Unilever to deliver the Youth Power Hacks: six online hackathons held in six countries over three months, bringing together hundreds of young people to hack solutions to help get the Global Goals delivered.

The Youth Power Hacks will be run across Kenya, South Africa, Nigeria, Indonesia, the Philippines and India – from February to April 2021. The online hacks will focus on developing youth-led solutions on topics as diverse as health and climate, to education and gender equality.

Through the hacks, young people will be able to generate fresh innovations – the best of which will be funded and get access to expertise, enabling them to get set up for success.

Young people working together at an in-person hack, October 2019.

Get involved – make an impact, and drive global change.

If you’re a young person who is passionate about using your #YOUTHPOWER to make a difference in your local community and beyond, you can apply now to join the Youth Power Hacks.

*NOTE: For those who do not live in one of our six designated countries, you’re still welcome to apply to the hack closest to your home – as a small number of young people from other locations may still be selected to take part.

The Youth Power Hacks are a step towards helping you realise your vision for a better world, on your own terms. They are a chance for #YOUTHPOWER to innovate and collaborate for the Global Goals.

If you have any questions about the Youth Power Hacks, please consult our Frequently Asked Questions.

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