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WYR 2013 Chapter Five

Suggestions for Further Reading

Interested in learning more about this issue? Then take a look at our suggestions for further reading.

- Department for International Development (2010). Youth Participation in Development: A Guide for Development Agencies and Policy Makers. London: DFID–CSO Youth Working Group.

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This publication addresses the issue of youth participation and outlines strategies for involving young people in the implementation and evaluation of development policy and practice. It offers specific guidelines on how youth can work together with policy makers, youth organizations and non-governmental organizations where policy is concerned.

- Green, E. and Kloos, B. (2009) Facilitating youth participation in a context of forced migration: a PhotoVoice project in northern Uganda.

Available from: http://jrs.oxfordjournals.org/content/22/4/460.short

This journal article highlights a project designed to promote youth activism among marginalized groups whose voices are rarely heard. Within the framework of this initiative, young refugees in northern Uganda were given the tools and skills to share their experiences through photography, allowing them to join the public dialogue on issues affecting them. The PhotoVoice project used interpretation and discussion of images communicated from a youth perspective to address issues surrounding forced migration.

- ILO (n.d) How to engage youth in policy-making?

Available from:

http://www.ilo.org/public/english/employment/yen/downloads/youthguide/part3_how.pdf


This report focuses on the various methods and tools that can be used to engage youth in the policy-making process. It provides an in-depth examination of the role of advocacy and campaigns in raising awareness, the active participation of youth in policy dialogue, lobbying, project partnerships with government institutions, and many other ways in which youth can participate in decision-making.

 



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