PRESENTATION: Adaptive Programming for Gender Transformative Youth Empowerment in the New Global Economy a New Holistic Approach in the Making, Oct 2016
Much of the focus of youth economic empowerment has been on older/out-of-school youth. CARE's newly launched adolescent empowerment work redefines what we mean by “economic empowerment” by focusing on in-school adolescents and tailoring approaches to adolescents including facilitating reflective dialogues to redress gender norms that hinder adolescent empowerment.
Four features characterize this new program:
• Transdisciplinary: synthesizing evidence/approaches from youth leadership, sexual and reproductive health, and economic empowerment.
• Data-driven: measuring empowerment through structured and unstructured evidence.
• Technologically innovative: harnessing ICT for empowerment, not testing technology.
• Adaptive: building feed-back loops from evidence to systematically strengthen programming outputs.
Christopher Kuonqui, Advocacy Advisor, CARE (USA)
Carolyn Grant, Technical Advisor, Global Sexual Reproductive Health and Rights, CARE (USA)
Henry Swira, Regional Technical Advisor, Food and Nutrition Security, CARE (USA)