Compare and Contrast: Youth Violence & Resilience in Honduras and North East Africa

EDC, The Wilson Center, USAID, and WOLA. Co-sponsored by George Washington University

Very little research and programming exists on the resilience of young people in North America, much less in other regions. Little attempt has been made to compare and contrast youth resilience in various regions, for the purpose of sharing experiences and lessons learned.

At this session, EDC will present findings on youth violence and resilience from their recent study conducted in Honduras and Northern Kenya using the Child and Youth Resilience Measure (CYRM-28).

Panelists from the Washington Office on Latin America (WOLA), Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars,and USAID will comment on the study and discuss implications for youth programming and policy priorities for the two regions.

Panel Members

Adriana Beltrán
Senior Associate for Citizen Security
WOLA: Advocacy for Human Rights in the Americas

Eric L. Olson
Associate Director, Latin American Program
Woodrow Wilson Center

Angela C. Martin
Senior Counter Terrorism Advisor
USAID/AFR/SD

Lainie Reisman
Senior Technical Advisor
Education Development Center (EDC)

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