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.
About the Goalkeepers Youth Action Accelerator
The Accelerator will support 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.
These youth-led initiatives should relate to:
- Data sourcing & Accountability: Initiatives that gather community views and experiences and/or crowdsourced data related to the specific development issue you’re working on. For example: Float Beijing Citizen Generated Data Quality
- Data translation & Storytelling: Initiatives and campaigns that translate existing development data into stories that showcase progress and encourage leaders across sectors to act. For example: Stories for Advocacy
Chosen youth advocates have received funding, technical and networking support, valued at up to US$30,000.
The work of the goalkeepers kicked off in Arusha, Tanzania from 21-25 January, where the youth advocates will meet to support each other in the implementation of their projects.
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.
Goalkeepers advocates at the United Nations General Assembly
Some of the Goalkeepers advocates shared key outcomes, reflections and recommendations during the 2019 UN General Assembly in New York. They suggested 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.