Strengthening Youth Resilience in Conflict-Affected Areas Through Collective Impact
In areas where conflict and violence are present, youth are prone to be victims and/or perpetrators of violence. In these contexts, youth economic opportunity programs are compelled to create responses that not only do no harm, but also strengthen youth resilience in a way that minimizes the impact of violence. This session covers collective impact (CI) approaches for implementing and sustaining youth workforce and livelihoods projects within fragile environments, with the end goal of strengthening youth resilience. Using the case studies of the Out-of-School Youth-Development-Alliances (OSYDAs) in MyDEV (Philippines), the System-wide Collaborative-Action for Livelhoods and Environment (SCALE+) methodology in Sharekna (Tunisia), and Proponte Mas (Honduras) participants will join an applied-reflection exercise following three framing questions: 1) What structure(s), frameworks and tools are needed for CI? 2) How to create “flow” (of information, resources and trust) among different stakeholders within a CI structure? 3) What is the implementors’ role in facilitating CI?