JBS International, Inc.
My name is Matthew French and I work for JBS International, Inc. This blog draws upon research conducted under contract with USAID’s office of Education (read the full youth engagement report here), as well as my own experiences working with young people.
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United Network of Young Peacebuilders
This report presents the findings of research carried out in Afghanistan, Colombia, Libya and Sierra Leone between January and October 2018 by the United Network of Young Peacebuilders (UNOY Peacebuilders) with the support of USAID’s YouthPower Learning Project. The project was undertaken in collaboration with four UNOY Peacebuilders member organisations: Afghans for Progressive Thinking, Fundación Escuelas de Paz, Together We Built It and Youth Participation in Peace and Development-Sierra Leone (YPPD-SL).
United States Institute of Peace
After the fall of the Taliban in 2001, Afghanistan’s new political order provided space for increased political participation, more education, and antiregime personal expression, some of which took the form of protest movements. Especially after the 2014 presidential election, high-profile youth protest movements became a notable element on the political scene, though none has yet proved sustainable.
The Youth Program Quality Survey is a 24-item measure of program quality designed to evaluate participant perceptions of experiences in short- and longterm youth programs. The Youth Program Quality Survey was developed based on the National Research Council and Institute of Medicine’s eight program setting features that can contribute to the positive development of youth. This measurement tool is quite new within the field and as such little research has been conducted to determine its validity and reliability.
International Youth Foundation
On August 12, I had the opportunity to march through the streets of Arusha, Tanzania, with over 300 young women and men as p
Investing in youth from an early age can be a slow and difficult process, but its benefits can be far-reaching, especially from a staff development point of view.
Tanzania and Africa’s development at large lies with the well-being of its today’s children and youth.
The prospect of socio-economic transformation of the continent rests with investing in the young people of the continent.
Today’s investment in youth and children is tomorrow’s peace, stability, security, democracy, and sustainable development including reaping the demographic dividend.