Building Youth Civic Engagement: Inception Workshop

When :

from Wednesday 17 October, 2018
10:00
to Friday 19 October, 2018
10:00

Type of event :

Category 7-Seminar and Workshop

Where :

Reitz Continental Hotel, Abuja, Nigeria

Contact :

Hugue Ngandeu Ngatta, hc.ngandeu-ngatta@unesco.org

The Youth Civic Engagement inception workshop organized by the UNESCO Regional Abuja Office will hold from 18 to 19 October 2018 at Reitz Continental Hotel in Abuja, preceded by a one day Training of Trainers, on 17 October 2018, to further engage youth and different stakeholders working in youth matters to deliver more effectively youth related programmes.

This initiative provides a platform to meaningfully engage with youth leaders and to enhance their active role, involvement and participation in decision-making at different levels.

Participants were recruited from a call for applications launched by UNESCO Abuja Office and the selection of youth organizations from Ghana, Liberia, Nigeria and Sierra Leone to be part this pilot process combining a training of trainers and a workshop with key stakeholders working on youth in Nigeria, with the aim to:

• Facilitate appropriation of different tools and methodologies for youth civic engagement developed by UNESCO and to contribute to their dissemination in their respective organizations and beyond;
• Provide a platform for sharing of experiences on their youth civic engagement work in participating countries;
• Empower youth-led organization for research-action and production of knowledge to influence policy making on youth matters.
• Offer a safe space for concrete interaction between youth participants and different stakeholders in Nigeria working with youth, using Nigeria as a case study.

The training of trainers and workshop will pave the way for a new collaboration path between UNESCO Abuja Office and Youth Organization in ECOWAS region, empowering them into co-production of knowledge and development of innovative solutions to promote youth civic engagement.

Ultimately, it is about supporting the implementation of the UNESCO’s Operational Strategy on Youth (2014-2021), as well as UN Resolution 2250 on Youth, Peace and Security, the UN 2030 Youth Strategy and the African Union Vision 2063.