Youth Engagement

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.

Objectives

Collaboration

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

Research

RCCE data generation and social research focused on young people to effectively guide field efforts

Support

Provide technical support to RCCE efforts targeting at the country level and facilitating connections with youth groups active in RCCE

Advocacy

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

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 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: August 31st, 2022.

 

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COVID-19

@UNICEF/VINAY PANJWANI

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.

Key Documents

Guidelines

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

Featured tools
Our members

List of organisations and focal points of YES! members

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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 

Contact

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Danielle Engel

Technical Specialist

UNFPA

engel@unfpa.org

Humberto Jaime

SBC Specialist

UNICEF

hjaime@unicef.org