2019 Restless Development Peak Youth and Making a Living Workshop

Deadline: November 28, 2018.

Restless Development in partnership with the Centre of Development Studies at the University of Cambridge are co-hosting a workshop – ‘Peak Youth and Making a Living: New Youth-Centred Understandings and Solutions’ in April 2019. The aim of this event is to create a participatory space where youth can share their lived experiences of and aspirations for work, whether that be a job in the formal sector, being self-employed, working in the informal or formal sector, with a mixed group of stakeholders including private sector, development sector, government and academics.



Applicants must meet the following:

– Age – 18 to 30 years old
– Citizen of a low income country
– Solid experience and knowledge of youth/livelihoods/living/work – in formal or informal economy/self-employed or with a job and/or ‘unpaid work’ such as caring for others.This could be through personal experience and/or having done research in the area or work in the area
– Able to travel to the UK Sunday 31st March – Sunday 7th April
– In possession of travel documents i.e. a valid passport

– Experience of presenting at workshops/conferences (local/national/international)
– Research experience of doing research with young people
– Experience of journalism, social media, filming, photography, report writing



I. The selected youth will participate in defining the agenda, giving formal presentations on their work and ideas, participating in all sessions with an equal voice, leading participatory activities before/during/after the workshop (including playing a role in writing the post conference report), and running the social media and mobile journalism for this event.

II. The workshop will take place in Cambridge, there will be a pre-workshop training day, 2 days of workshop and then 2 days of wrap up activities/meetings (in Cambridge and London). The youth participants will be expected to attend all activities.

III. Restless Development will provide support in applying for visas, booking travel and pre workshop preparation and training the day before the workshop starts.

IV. Flights, transport and visas (as required), accommodation and meals will be provided by the organisers. This is a voluntary role and no per diems will be provided.




Peak Youth and Making a Living Workshop

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