For an example of national policies relating to youth in two contexts, please click here: Uganda & Nepal Youth Overviews 2009.Read Full Post | Make a Comment ( None so far )
1) Youth and Sustainable Livelihoods:Linking Vocational Training Programs to Market Opportunities in Northern Uganda’
2) Women’s Refugee Commission Market Assessment Toolkit: http://blog.ygproject.org/2009/08/17/livelihoodsmarket-assessment-toolkit/mkt-assessment-toolkit_youth-livelihoods/
3) ‘Untapped Potential: Displaced Youth’ http://www.womenscommission.org/pdf/up_dy.pdf
4) ‘Right to Education during Displacement: A resource for organizations working with refugees and internally displaced persons’ was developed for international and local organizations, the United Nations and governments working with displaced communities. (http://www.womenscommission.org/pdf/right_to_ed.pdf)
5) Too Little for Too Few: Meeting the Needs of Youth in Darfur (December 2008)
6) Save the Children Norway publications on youth participation in post-conflict settings:Read Full Post | Make a Comment ( None so far )
One of our case studies is of YEAH (Young Empowered and Healthy) Uganda, a youth orientated SRH organisation working on a regional and national level. This document is the current campaign strategy for the ‘True Manhood’ Campaign launched earlier this year. It provides an insight into YEAH’s approach across its work as well as to the specific context and objectives of this specific initiative.Read Full Post | Make a Comment ( None so far )
A big post today as we upload a working version of the first part of our document. This section is entitled ‘The Rationale For Working With And For Youth’ and can be accessed using the link below. Please take the time to read through our work and leave comments. Thank You!Read Full Post | Make a Comment ( None so far )
This is comprehensive toolkit produced by the Commission for Refugee Women and Children geared to supporting organisations to plan and execute appropriate interventions to promote sustainable livelihoods. Our team has used it for a study under the ‘Post Conflict Transitions..’ theme of the project.
As ever, comments are welcome.
DerekRead Full Post | Make a Comment ( None so far )
The Uganda Sharing and Learning Network (SLN) on “How to reach out to Marginalised Youth” was the first out of four sessions (to be held by the end of November 2009) by the DFID – CSO Youth Guidance Project Team. SLN 1 was held on the 30th July 2009 at the World Bank offices in Kampala, during which we had a number of representatives from different organisations (both Institutional donors and CSOs) who reflected upon and shared their expertise and experience on the topic at hand.
During this session we began the process of unpacking how marginalised youth are defined in Uganda, as well as listing challenges encountered whilst working with marginalised youth, and how they can be solved or proposed solutions. After a key note presentation aimed at getting the participants reflective powers engaged, we then broke up into three smaller groups to discuss 3 key areas:
1) How to define marginalised youth in the Ugandan context
2) An overview of organisations work which reaches out to marginalised youth groups
3) A discussion of challenges and solutions to improve outreach to marginalised youth sub groups
Each group presented back on one of the topics above, which was then wrapped up with key learning’s, such as the importance of involving young marginalised people in the design of programmes and interventions aimed at them. My personal learning’s from the session were:
- That outreach to marginalised youth groups can be improved, particularly in relation to groups of young people in the North of Uganda in the Karamoja region who are unemployed or out of school.
- It also became clear to me that amongst this new working group or ‘community of practice’ that there are solutions amongst us all towards the challenges we face working with youth: one clear solution is to make sure that we engage with local communities when working with youth. Youth should not be treated as an isolated target group, otherwise we may continue to reinforce stigma for the groups we are trying to support!
Finally, by bringing different organisations together who have expertise in working with youth I was inspired. It gave me increased confidence in taking forward and leading the remaining sessions.
Uganda Youth Participation OfficerRead Full Post | Make a Comment ( 1 so far )