Youth Engagement Subgroup (YES)
Background on Youth Engagement
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.
Create linkages to other subgroups and support to include a youth lens in areas of work such as mental health, migrants, marginalised populations, people living with disabilities, indigenous, ethnically and racially diverse vulnerable young people and groups
RCCE data generation and social research focused on young people to effectively guide field efforts
Provide technical support to RCCE efforts targeting at the country level and facilitating connections with youth groups active in RCCE
Advocate for the inclusion of young people within global, regional and local RCCE strategies, policies and plans while ensuring the coordination of RCCE efforts towards young people
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 and UNAIDS 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: July 22, 2022.
Call for Submissions: Good Practices on Youth Engagement and Youth Leadership
The Collective Service’s Youth Engagement Subgroup YES!, with the support of UNICEF, UNAIDS and the Collective Helpdesk is putting out a call for submission to document, analyse, and promote good practices in youth engagement and youth leadership across countries and regions.
Invisible but not forgotten: RCCE with young people left behind during COVID-19 (UNFPA)
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
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