The DFID Working Group on Youth’s core principles, which are guiding this project, strategically place it at the forefront of youth focused development. The group has three key values:
- ‘We believe that youth have the right to participate in development decisions that affect them’
- ‘We see youth as a catalyst for transforming our societies and an essential asset for all efforts to address the urgent development issues facing us’
- ‘As partners, we commit to working with youth to build their capacities and agency, to champion an asset-based approach’
These values are imbued within the Guide, which will be a user-friendly resource kit divided into three key sections:
Part 1 – Presentation of the rationale for working with and for youth
Part 2 – A Series of key generic resources on youth policy and programming (see this draft outline Part_2_Structure_A__SH_4-6-09_(1)_SG. It will also include specific tools for three priority areas:
Sexual and Reproductive Health, HIV and AIDS
Governance, Voice and Accountability
Post – Conflict Transitions and Youth Civic Participation
Part 3 – A reflection on the process of producing the Guide itself: a project in youth participation. Has it worked? What have been the key learnings, successes and the challenges?
The tools/resources and case studies will be sourced through Members of the DFID/CSO Working Group on Youth, other civil society organisations, as well as donor partners which include: DFID, UNICEF, UNFPA, UNAIDS, NZ AID, and the World Bank.
If you are interested in learning more about the full overview of the Guide, please click below.