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|ItemValue=nitiative empowers youth to decide on how to use 1 million USD of the municipal budget each year. Youth come up with ideas; they determine priorities for spending; they decide in a democratic manner which projects to implement. This initiative was among the 15 shortlisted submissions in 2014 and the Jury wishes to commend the youth leaders of Boston for re-submitting with new evidence of going to scale, further innovating and also helping other cities domestically and abroad to implement similar initiatives. The Jury feels that this initiative is highly relevant to the implementation of the New Urban Agenda to engage youth in policy dialogue, to increase youth engagement in civic affairs, and above all to cultivate lifelong commitment in local public affairs at a time when so many youth feel that no one listens to them.
 
|ItemValue=nitiative empowers youth to decide on how to use 1 million USD of the municipal budget each year. Youth come up with ideas; they determine priorities for spending; they decide in a democratic manner which projects to implement. This initiative was among the 15 shortlisted submissions in 2014 and the Jury wishes to commend the youth leaders of Boston for re-submitting with new evidence of going to scale, further innovating and also helping other cities domestically and abroad to implement similar initiatives. The Jury feels that this initiative is highly relevant to the implementation of the New Urban Agenda to engage youth in policy dialogue, to increase youth engagement in civic affairs, and above all to cultivate lifelong commitment in local public affairs at a time when so many youth feel that no one listens to them.
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|ItemSummary=La Paz Zebras is a very successful project aiming to actively involve highly vulnerable youth in a citizen education program by which they become urban educators disguised and role-acting as zebras, an obvious but creative reference to pedestrian crossings on streets. Their aim is to change the undesirable behavior seen every day in pedestrians and car drivers (e.g. not respecting crossings, ignoring traffic lights or getting on and off public transport anywhere).
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Starting with 24 participants, the project currently welcomes 300 zebras per year. So far more than 3000 young citizens have been part of the project. Thanks to it, they have managed to overcome a number of challenges related to drugs, delinquency and other illegal activities. Due to its success, nowadays the project is a trademark of the City La Paz, and has been replicated in many other cities of Bolivia and Latin-America.
 
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