Fondation Botnar is investing in emerging solutions to build a better future for children and young people globally. You can read the full article here.

Objectives of the OurCity initiative

  • Support cities to transform themselves into young people-centered cities enabled by AI and frontier technologies.
  • Encourage an enabling environment for young people’s participation through establishing partnerships to connect key urban stakeholders under a long-term engagement and transformation strategy.
  • Emphasize a relational wellbeing approach in program delivery.
  • Improve the delivery of innovative city services for young people and for all.

In cities, we expect to find the best of culture, healthcare, and education, but many cities are struggling to meet young people’s needs. Today, over 4 billion people live in urban areas globally, which represent more than half of the world’s population. By 2050, seven out of ten young people are expected to live in cities. Growing cities, especially those within emerging economies, hold significant promise for development – not just in terms of economic growth, but also for the development of social, political, environmental, and cultural systems that prioritise the wellbeing of citizens.

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