HYLB brings together youth from across the Asia-Pacific region to support people and families in need of decent housing and the vision of a world where everyone has a decent place to live. Every young person volunteering, fundraising, raising awareness and adding their voices in support of affordable housing can help families achieve strengths, stability and self-reliance they need to build better lives for themselves.

HYLB aims to sustainably engage the youth deeper, integrating them into the long-term work of community development and identifying committed young leaders who take strategic initiatives together to build sustainable communities. HYLB will nurture these young leaders by providing them with leadership skills, training and capacity building through identified ladders of engagement. 

Habitat Young Leaders Build Leadership Academy and toolkit will equip young people with self-leadership skills and enable them to better lead others. Developed in partnership with the Center for Creative Leadership, the 10-module training includes two modules on sustainable communities as an introduction to the United Nation’s Sustainable Development Goals. Participants will also learn about the need for decent housing and identify specific community actions and projects that support their community.


A brief insight to the program contents:


Context matters
  • What is sustainable development?
  • What are the UN global goals?
  • What role can I play to establish sustainable cities and communities?
Leadership 101
  • How do I define leadership?
  • What is effective leadership?
  • How can I apply a framework of effective leadership in my life?
Social Identity
  • What is Social Identity?
  • How does understanding social identity affect leadership?
Mental Models
  • What are mental models?
  • How do mental models help or hinder us?
Communication and Feedback
  • What are some barriers to effective communication and how can we overcome them?
  • How can I give feedback for both reinforcement and improvement?
Values and Actions
  • What are my values?
  • Where do my values come from?
  • What is the connection between values, actions, and effective leadership?
Working in teams
  • How does leadership model apply to working in team?
  • How can I be more effective as a team member or leader?
  • What are some strategies for coping with challenges that face a team?
Change Happens
  • How can I prepare myself to manage change in my life?
  • How do certain mindsets influence learning?
Sustainable Communities
  • What is a sustainable community?
  • What is my long-term vision for my community?
  • How can I use leadership theories and characteristics to create an action plan to strengthen and sustain my community?



  • Shram Marg, Kathmandu
  • 01-4795051


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