My Washington Experience.


During the 13-15h June, Restless Development sent two youth delegates to the Global Youth Forum 2016 in Washington D.C, USA. Nora Nyirenda from Zambia and Rafaella Galdeono from the UK attended the Forum, hosted by the World Bank Group and it’s Global Partnership for Youth in Development, to ensure that young people had a voice in these big discussions. Here, Nora who is a former staff member in our Zambia office, shares with us her thoughts and feelings following the Forum.

I probably watch too much Netflix, but I’m learning more with ICS than I would in a lecture


Maddie Beautyman is a volunteer with Restless Development who will be travelling to Tanzania this summer to take part in our International Citizen Service (ICS) programme. In this post, she reflects on how much she is learning outside of her lecture hall and how international volunteering can be for anyone.

Bringing research to life with Forum Theatre


In this blog Gioel Gioacchino, a Case for Space young researcher, demonstrates how Forum Theatre can be used as an alternative method of engaging young people with research findings. Utilizing a Recrear-adapted version of Forum Theatre, Gioel explored the findings of the ‘From Rhetoric to Action’ research report during Civicus’ International Civil Society Week in Bogota.

I ran for Restless and had so much fun


Emily is a final-year BA Geography student and currently the SIDshare Marketing Officer, a parter of Restless Development. She recently signed up to ‘Run for Restless’, a series of sponsored challenge events running across the UK ranging from 5km obstacle runs to full marathons, and writes about her experiences here. If you’re feeling inspired after this, why not sign up to Run For Restless yourself! 

If we’re going to solve the world’s problems, every day counts and young people know it.


Catriona Currie is the Campaigns Manager at Restless Development and is overseeing the global Youth Power Campaign. In this post she reflects on the campaign launch and how young people are leading the way to a better world.