Youth Engagement

Youth Engagement Subgroup (YES)

The Working Group

Engaging young people during the COVID-19 pandemic and involving them effectively in risk communication efforts has been a critical part of the response.

Failure to connect and communicate well with young people during this pandemic affects their ability to protect themselves, their loved ones and their communities, and can erode their trust in healthcare and other institutions. 

The Youth Engagement Working Group was created to enable collaboration and support a wide range of organisations with the development and rolling out of risk communication and community engagement (RCCE) specific interventions and strategies relevant to young people’s contexts and realities. The group is part of the RCCE Collective Service.

Latest News

Call for Submissions | JUNE 2022

Good Practices on Youth Engagement and Youth Leadership

Does your organization have experience with advocating for the inclusion of young people within global, regional, and local Community Engagement? The Collective Service’s Youth Engagement Subgroup YES! via the Collective Helpdesk and with the support of UNICEF, UNAIDS, UN WOMEN and the Compact for Young People in Humanitarian Action is putting out a call for submission to document, analyze, and promote good practices in youth engagement and youth leadership across countries and regions.

To take part in the showcase, YES! invites you to review the Call for Submission available in English, French, and Spanish, and submit your good practices via this Google Form. We urge you to submit only ONE good practice at a time. For any questions, please contact the Collective Helpdesk. Deadline to apply: August 31st, 2022.


Key Documents


With us & for us: working with and for young people in humanitarian and protracted crises (IASC)

Technical brief

Invisible but not forgotten: RCCE with young people left behind during COVID-19 (UNFPA)

Practical Tips

Engaging Adolescents and Youth in the COVID-19 Response (UNICEF)

YES! Working Group

Presentation of the RCCE and Youth Engagement Working Group (PPT)

Annual Report 2021

Annual report of the YES! working group 2021

2023 Meeting Calendar

RCCE – Youth Engagement Sub group – Calendar of Meeting 2023 & Registration

Our members

List of organisations and focal points of YES! members

Minutes of meetings

Refind all meetings notes of the working group

RCCE Resources for Youth Engagement

Selection of resources for youth engagement on COVID-19 



Danielle Engel

Technical Specialist


Humberto Jaime

SBC Specialist