Jacqui Deelstra
Technology for Development Associate
Creative Associates International


  • Creative Associates International
  • Esri
  • Every1Mobile
  • Geospago
  • Plan International
  • Save the Children
  • SDSN Youth
  • Youth Service America

SDG Youth Action Mapper

SDG Youth Action Mapper is a growing alliance of global youth-led and youth-serving leaders and organizations fostering youth engagement to drive progress toward achieving the Sustainable Development Goals and realizing a truly inclusive, equitable, sustainable world. It puts the power of a state-of-the-art mobile GIS platform and supporting tools into the hands of young people, equipping them to map, make and measure progress toward the SDGs and become data collectors and agents of change.

The goal is to roll out an iteration of this mobile app to engage up to 1 million youth in nearly 100 countries initially to map organizations where people are taking, or can take, action on various Global Goals, engage points of contact in each local organization where SDG actions have been tagged, as well as educate and inspire young people to take action. Mappers gain leadership, teamwork, technology and interpersonal skills; community members and leaders gain easily retrievable data that points to local development strengths and assets — real-time data that informs and challenges citizens and communities to improve and prosper.

This collaborative is active in Liberia and Nigeria.


  • Mapping action-oriented opportunities for youth on SDG indicators and data
  • Mobilizing youth to contribute towards the SDGs
  • Training youth on data collection, quality and GIS mapping
  • Mobilizing donor resources focused on youth development and participation

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