The Participate initiative provides high quality evidence on the reality of poverty at ground level, bringing the perspectives of the poorest into the post-2015 debate.

Participate aims to:

  • Bring perspectives of those in poverty into decision-making processes
  • Embed participatory research in global policy-making
  • Use research with the poorest as the basis for advocacy with decision-makers
  • Ensure that marginalised people have a central role in holding decision-makers to account in the post-2015 process
  • Generate knowledge, understanding and relationships for the global public good

In this film, young people in Mathare slum, Nairobi, Kenya identify wider social problems such as youth unemployment that need to be addressed for lasting change to take place. They demonstrate how problems should not be treated in isolation, and solutions must tackle underlying issues as well as those on the surface. In tackling insecurity they have learned what they can do as a community and where they require support in achieving their visions. Watch the film here or go to Participate’s vimeo page to learn more about the film, Working Together for Change