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The future lies with our cities. 

By 2030, the UN estimates 60% of the world population will be living in urban areas, leaving the rural population a minority. Not only do cities generate high social and environmental impact in the world, cities are spaces that trigger solutions to meet the main challenges of the century. 

In the Philippines, the urban population is expected to grow to 65% by 2050. And who will be leading this change? The youth. In Metro Manila alone, the youth represents half of the population. 

Can you imagine what will happen if we equip our young people with the skills, tools, and social capital to trigger positive transformations in our cities? 

Introducing Youth 4 Sustainable Cities – a FREE program created in partnership with Citi Foundation that aims to inspire and support the Filipino youth in transforming its cities into more sustainable and inclusive places.

This program is the first step of Philippines based, Pathways to Progress initiative that seeks to engage and involve local youth with the Sustainable Development Goals and urban sustainable development. 

Youth 4 Sustainable Cities has 3 phases: 1) the call for youth ambassadors, 2) the roadshow and call for projects, 3) and incubation program of selected startups!

training of 50 sustainable
cities ambassadors
(JAN-MAR 2020)

roadshow in 3 cities
& call for projects
(JAN-MAR 2020)

incubation program for
selected startups
(MAY-NOV 2020)

Are you a student or a young professional living in Dumaguete, Cebu, or Manila?

Are you passionate about innovation and interested in building sustainable cities?

Do you want to be able to co-organize at least 2 events to spark positive change in your own city?

Can you set aside 3-4 hours of your week for a group call and for 1-on-1 communication?

Would like to be part of the makesense regional and global community?


Then this program is for YOU!

access to resources
such as Design Thinking workshops, our social enterprise incubation program, community development expertise, among others

free learning and training
facilitated by community developers and social innovation officers

opportunity to be featured
in our platform, content, and other materials of the Youth 4 Sustainable Cities program by Citi Foundation x makesense

  • global community of ambassadors and volunteers
    in more than 300 cities around the world, all willing to collaborate and exchange for social impact!

we’ll conduct trainings
and events in 3 cities

  • – Starts in Dumaguete (January 25-26, 2020)
  • – On to Cebu (February 8-9, 2020)
  • – And finishes in Manila! (February 22-23, 2020)

Ready to embark on this new, exciting journey with us? Click the button below to sign up!

Got a question or two about the program? Check out our FAQs page below!

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