Urban youth engagement platform

This solution was shared by PRE-LAUNCH RESEARCH TEAM , 14 May 2021

Print date: 12 April 2024 17:00

Description of the innovative solution

Community building Education - youth Women empowerment Advertising restriction Education - adult Food literacy Behavior change Accountability mechanism Public-awareness campaign Consumer choice Tuft's Innovation Lab

Urban youth are a fast-growing population group which strive to have a healthy future. This demographic has the ability to use platforms, tools and knowledge in ways previously inaccessible or unimagined by their parents’ generation. This innovation proposes to develop a platform designed BY urban youth FOR urban youth. This platform should be fully supported by both the government and the private sector, and will allow the development of common long-term solutions that engages and incentivises multiple actors - stimulating the private sector to develop healthy and sustainable products, encouraging youth to purchase and use these products, sparking the government to invest in, and take actions to, introduce programs in schools. The goal is to build up a change in knowledge, perceptions and behaviours that are transformative - lasting a lifetime and becoming the new intergenerational normal for engaging in food production and consumption in a more sustainable way.

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Food affordability Food desirability Climate mitigation Water use Soil health Reducing biodiversity loss Increasing agrobiodiversity

SDG target

SDG 3: Good Health and Well-being SDG 10: Reduced Inequality



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Teen Food Literacy Curriculum
Facilitator's materials and curriculum to host a 12-session program to teach urban teens about nutrition, food insecurity, and activism.
Shared by IFSS Research Team
Dialogue Forum Guidebook
This Guidebook has been written for anyone who wants to organize or learn about a Dialogue Forum. It provides practical guidance on planning, executing, and follow-up on a Dialogue. The Guidebook contains three chapters – Plan, Discuss, Act – corresponding to the three stages of a Dialogue Forum.
Shared by Glocolearning


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