GoalKeepers Youth Action Accelerator

About Goalkeepers Youth Action Accelerator

2019 is kicking off with an exciting, innovative, youth-led and multi-partner programme called the Goalkeepers Youth Action Accelerator!

Goalkeepers is a multiyear campaign dedicated to accelerating progress towards the U.N. Sustainable Development Goals. Using powerful stories, data, and partnerships, Goalkeepers highlights progress achieved, holds governments accountable, and brings together a new generation of leaders to address the world’s major challenges. 

The launch of the Goalkeepers Youth Action Accelerator is a direct response to the challenges young people face in accessing sufficient and appropriate resources to meaningfully engage in development decisions and activities that affect their communities.

Goalkeepers advocates at the United Nations General Assembly

Some of the Goalkeepers advocates will be sharing key outcomes, reflections and recommendations during the 2019 UN General Assembly in New York. They will suggest ways of ensuring strengthened and more meaningful youth engagement across partnerships, policies and programmes, specifically in the areas of resourcing, health, climate change and technology.

Find out more about the advocates' asks to world leaders, funders and civil society in the Goalkeepers UN General Assembly advocacy brief.

The Advocates

The Accelerator supports 26 promising youth advocates who are using data in innovative ways to address Global Goals 1-6 -- local development challenges related to poverty, hunger, health and well-being, education, gender equality and water and sanitation.

Alison Mbaluto
Kenya
Public Space Network

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Annika McGinnis
Uganda
InfoNile

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Brice Sohou
Benin


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Christine Goussous
Jordan
Dandi


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Cuthbert Mukhora
Zimbabwe
e-Digital Nutrition and Data Information Systems

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Dariele Santos
Brazil
What's the story behind your clothes?

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David Mwabila
Zambia
ZamHive

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Deepa Pawar
India
Stories for Youth Mental Health

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Dumisani Kaliati
Malawi
FlyingThings

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Dumiso Gatsha
Botswana
Queer Awakening

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Fabienne Rafidiharinirina
Madagascar
DataMad Channel

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Joseph Kagabo
Rwanda
Care Me e-Clinic

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Lina López
Colombia
Manos al campo

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Malebo Ngobeni
South Africa
Khuluma

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Marcia Alarcón
Paraguay
Paraguay sin asentamientos

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Natasha Chaudhary
India
Health Over Stigma

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Nay Lin Tun
Myanmar
Tech for Health Access

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Nikhil Taneja
India
Yuvaa

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Offor Hope Jeremiah
Nigeria
Evidence-based Advocacy for SHRH

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Onimisi Atere
Nigeria
Agroconnect Nigeria

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Peniel Rwendeire
Uganda
Youth Go Budget

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Priscilla Nyaaba
Ghana
Youth for Change

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Rahim Abas Kiobya
Tanzania
Data for Local Impact

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Towett Ngetich
Kenya
Uthabiti Health

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Wilson Villones
Philippines
CheckMySchool

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Ximena Arrieta
Mexico
Datos para todas

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“The time is NOW. Let's scale up action to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals and drive positive change for young people across the world. If we are serious about achieving our global goals, this is the generation that is going to do it!”

Steering Committee

The Steering Committee is a team of youth ensuring constituency voice and representation and setting the strategic direction of the Accelerator.