Local Governments for Sustainability (ICLEI) and Global Infrastructure Basel (GIB) has launched the Safe Urban Environments Program for Young People - their first-ever Youth Safety in Urban Environments Competition! This global competition is open to young people globally, with a particular focus on Colombia, Ecuador, Ghana, India, Indonesia, and Vietnam aged 15 – 20 years old. It will run from 3rd - 19th August 2021.
The Safe Urban Environments Program (SUEP) is a brand-new initiative proudly led by Global Infrastructure Basel Foundation, in partnership with ICLEI – Local Governments for Sustainability, hosted by Swiss Philanthropy Foundation, with the support of Fondation Botnar.
The SUEP ultimately aims at achieving a two-fold impact: that the urban environment itself is safer for young people but also that young people themselves feel safer in their environments and urban contexts.
This global competition is open to all young people from the ages of 15 – 20 years who live in urban contexts (cities) and would like to get the word out there about how they experience safe and security (or the lack thereof) in their surroundings.
There are 18 awards totaling 2300 Swiss Francs. There will be 15 awards (1st, 2nd, 3rd, and 12 finalists) for the video, photo, and drawing competition. Three other awards will go to participants who propose the three best names for the program.