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Youth Participation in Development

A Guide for Development Agencies and Policy Makers

Youth Participation in Development A Guide for Development Agencies and Policy Makers
Youth Participation in Development A Guide for Development Agencies and Policy Makers

Disclaimer: The opinions expressed in this guide are those of the Project and members of the Youth Working Group of the DFID-CSO Children and Youth Network and do not necessarily reflect the views of DFID.

Cover Photo: Two young Sierra Leonean SPW volunteers at a workshop in Freetown. Dynamic, engaged and ready to be actively involved in the development of their communities (Photo © SPW).

Youth Participation in Development

A Guide for Development Agencies and Policy Makers

Published by the DFID–CSO Youth Working Group

Copyright © SPW/ DFID-CSO Youth Working Group March 2010

ISBN: 978-0-9565158-0-3

The text in this document (excluding agency logos) may be reproduced free of charge in any format or medium providing it is reproduced accurately and not used in a misleading context. The material must also be acknowledged as SPW/ DFID-CSO Youth Working Group copyright and the title of the document specified.

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Contents

Contents Acknowledgements . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

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PART ONE: The rationale for working with and for youth

 

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PART TWO: Strategies and case studies

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APPENDICES

1: The process of producing this guide

2: List of resources and tools

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Acknowledgments

Acknowledgments The process of producing this guide has involved over 50 youth development advocates from across

The process of producing this guide has involved over 50 youth development advocates from across the globe. Many thanks for your support, suggestions and contributions:

Project team:

Sarah Huxley – Youth guidance project manager, lead writer Derek Oakley, Samrat Katwal, Samuel Kavuma, Barbara Soetan and Hannah Austin – Youth participation officers Helen Gallagher – DFID consultant Andrew Robertson – Editor, support writer Sally Hartley – Consultant, support writer Tim Davies – Website developer/coordinator Maha Khan – Process evaluator Amy Ridout – Proof reader

Department for International Development (DFID) and Students Partnership Worldwide (SPW) staff:

DFID - Rosamund Ebdon, Social Development Advisor (SDA), Rebecca Calder, SDA Nepal, Joanne Bosworth, SDA Uganda. SPW - Catherine Stevens, Eric Levine, Nik Hartley, Perry Maddox (SPW Uganda), Shalini Tripathi (SPW Nepal), Gill Drury, Natalie Newell, Ed Francis.

Project committee:

Members of the above plus: Helen Jones (Commonwealth Youth Exchange Council), Connie Wessels (United Nations Children’s Fund), Hannah Lyford-Jones (Save the Children), Sharon Moynihan (Plan International), Ollie Chevreau (International Alert), David Woollcombe/Emma Trickey (Peace Child), James Edleston/Emily Bishop (British Youth Council).

Sharing and learning network participants:

Uganda: Abigail Akirapa and Grace Olanyo (Volunteer Service Abroad), Amongin Jacquiline (Hope Foundation), Agnes Amooti (Youth Action Intern), Brian Kironde (United Nations Population Fund), Herbert Mugumya (US Agency for International Development), James Kotzrch (German Foundation for World Population (DSW)), Hope Kyarisiima/Geoffry Tumusiime (Youth Social Work Association), Simon Kasyate (European Commission), Lillian Bagala (National Youth Council), Patrick Ssebbowa (Plan International), Miriam Talwisa (Youth Plus Policy Network), Joseph Okema (Commonwealth Youth Programme Northern Uganda Youth Development Centre), Dr. Abeja Apunyo (Pathfinder Int.), Immaculate Gitta (UN-HABITAT), Emebet Wuhib-Mutungi (Young, Empowered and Healthy) and Sheila Gashishiri (World Bank). Rapporteur: Daniel Ssemakula

Nepal: Aradhana Gurung (UNFPA), Anuja Sharma and Piyush Shrestha (UNFPA interns), Sanu Lal Maharjan (Save the Children/AIN), Pushpa Pandey (GTZ HSSP), Reshma Shrestha (Association of International NGOs (AIN)), Khadga B. Pariyar (World Wildlife Fund Nepal), Shalini Tripathi (SPW Nepal), Prakash Sharma (EC delegation to Nepal), Dale Davis (Centre for Development and Population Activitiies/AIN), Gopal Biraji and Basanti Pariyar (DFID interns), Kabindra Burlokoti/ Deependra Chaulagain (Association of Youth Organisations, Nepal), Sabin Singh (Equal Access Nepal), Ram Thapa (Danish Association for International Cooperation Nepal), Anjali Pradhan (UNICEF), DB Subedi (International Alert), Dipendra Tamang (AfP), Narayan Adhikari (Youth Initiative), Charles Pradhan (Canadian Co-operation Office), Rojee Joshi (Helvetas) and Yashoda Shrestha (Danida Nepal Human Rights and Good Governance Programme). Rapporteur: Anjana Luitel.

Partners and advisors: Prateek Awasthi (UNFPA), Victor Karunan and his team (UNICEF), Eirik Sorlie (UN-HABITAT), Tina Siberngal (GTZ), Jenny Perlman Robinson (Women’s Refugee Commission), Layne Robinson (Commonwealth Youth Programme), Ian Askew (Population Council), Mattias Lundberg (World Bank), Mohamed Al-Sharif (UNDP), Lyndsay McLean- Hilker (consultant); Gerison Lansdown (consultant).

Focus group discussion participants:

UK: Roda Aden, Jaevion Nelson, Tim Coles, Nick Arnott, Hannah Candassamy, Ival Cummings John, Emily Beardsmore, Chinyanta Chimba, Janet Jobson, Crystal Fiallo Scanlon, Jonathan Leith, Rithee Pandya, Amardeep Kainth and Tommy Wong.

Uganda: Geoffrey Tumusiime, Jane Nakawesi, John Kalanzi, Susan Mirembe, A. Kanaabi, Alex Nuwagaba, Emmanuel Kisoto, Mariam Talwisa, Ruth Bulyaba, Timothy Kinyara, Paddy Masembe, Hope Kyasiima, Esther Kyazike-Kawempe, Rebecca Birungi and Herbert Mona.

Nepal: Deepti Khakurel, Brabim Kumar KC, Pramod Rishal, Yagya Cheetri, Pooja Rishal, Rachana Rasaily, Mona Adhikari, Kritan Gautam, Minki Lama, Dorjee Lama, Sharon Annati, Aradhana Gurung, Basanti Parayar, and Gopal Biraji.

Acronyms

Acronyms AfP Alliance for Peace AIN Association of International NGOs AYON Association of Youth

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Alliance for Peace

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Association of International NGOs

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