Low-Cost Mapping Technologies for Mobilizing Youth Citizenship toward Gender Equality

Our hypothesis is that digital mapping, when supported by scalable technologies and the socially-enabling environment of public libraries, is an accessible method for increasing youth civic engagement by allowing them to address gender inequality in a manner that is directly relevant to their own lives. The project will achieve three objectives: (1) increase youth civic engagement and agency, (2) produce youth-driven spatial stories about gender inequality, and (3) collectively implement youth-driven solutions. Our approach will succeed because it gets youth engaged through a technological approach, uses participatory methods supported by trained library staff to help youth contextualize global problems within their own community, and employs proven civic engagement tools to support youth in achieving tangible changes.

Grant Info


Chris Jowaisas

Start Date

Apr 11, 2018