The overall goal of the project is to increase the competencies of young people for positive action aimed at the development and sustainability of communities through the support of civil society organizations, local communities and peers from other cultural backgrounds.
GenZ4GD project aims to develop a training and capacity building program for young people to actively participate in the development of their (local) community and environment and encourage young people to think more actively about sustainable development, environmental protection and others “green” topics.
Also, through the project, young people will learn how they can advocate for the positive changes they see a need for.
Today, there are 1.8 billion people between the ages of 10-and 24—they are the largest generation of youth in history. Close to 90% of them live in developing countries, where they make up a large proportion of the population. Their numbers are expected to grow.
Connected to each other like never before, young people want to and already contribute to the resilience of their communities, proposing innovative solutions, driving social progress, and inspiring political change. They are also agents of change, mobilizing to advance the Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) to improve the lives of people and the health of the planet.
Provided with the necessary skills and opportunities needed to reach their potential, young people can be a driving force for supporting the development and contributing to peace and security. Youth-led organizations need to be encouraged and empowered to participate in translating the 2030 Agenda into local, national, and regional policy.