Youth Participation

This strategic program area works to build the political and civic consciousness of youths and their level of participation in governance issues that affect their lives. The aim is to enable young people realize their potential as citizens through active participation in, contribution to and engagement with social, economic, political and cultural development processes. In acknowledging young people as trusted partners in development, as well as people with the right to life and wellbeing, we respond to the call for our youth-focused programs to address the global agenda of poverty alleviation, climate change and HIV/AIDS.