Meaningful Youth Participation: what it actually means for you, your work and your organization

15 years ago, the Programme of Action (PoA) was signed by 179 states during the International Conference on Population and Development. One of the key promises articulated in the PoA was to increase youth participation in the planning, implementation and evaluation of development activities that directly affect our daily lives. 15 years later, it’s important for us to evaluate youth participation, and determine how we can move forward to achieve meaningful youth participation.

The Youth Coalition factsheet, Meaningful Youth Participation: what it actually means for you, your work and your organization examines the significance of meaningful youth participation, the detrimental effects of tokenism and exclusivity, and the benefits of meaningful youth participation. The factsheet also looks at how international declarations and conventions address youth participation, and offers some recommendations for Funders, Civil Society and Governments.

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Meaningful Youth Participation: what it actually means for you, your work and your organization