Building Sustainable Youth Networks

Building Sustainable Youth Networks

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Join us for a discussion on how meaningful youth engagement can make the youth groups and networks sustainable.

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In this webinar, we will discuss how to engage youth to make youth networks or groups meaningful and sustainable.

Join us while we examine reasons why young people join groups and explore concepts around group dynamics that promote sustainability. We will also share a resource with key questions to consider when conducting a youth engagement assessment as a prerequisite to forming youth groups or networks.

The speakers will be:

• Kevine Otieno, a young changemaker from the Western region of Kenya. He’s currently an official at Bondo Youth Center and has previously served as a Research Assistant and now a Youth Advocate with Plan International Kenya, where he has been involved with leading Meaningful Youth Engagement programs under Social Accountability and Sexual Reproductive Health and Right within the organization.

• Kashindi Shabani from Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) has co-founded Savie Asbl, an NGO that fights anti-queer hatred and works to increase the number of workplaces in the DRC that are LGBTI-inclusive. He also helps sexual and gender minorities access healthcare and education.

• Salma Yusuf from Kenya is an award-winning civic leader and published writer. She is the founder of an award-winning Community Organization, Mentor, Transform, Yield (MTY) based in Mombasa. Her experience in working with youth groups and networks is through leading youth empowerment programs to advance young people intellectually and financially and encourage positive mental well being.

• Jennifer Uchendu from Nigeria is a climate activist, sustainability analyst, and founder of sustyvibes, a youth-led organization making sustainability relatable and actionable for young people in Nigeria. Jennifer’s interests lie in the intersections of women, youths, and the environment. Recently, she launched The Eco-Anxiety Africa project (TEAP), focused on exploring and understanding the experience of eco-anxiety in Africans populations through research and advocacy.

Presented by USAID's YouthPower 2: Learning and Evaluation Activity, the Youth Engagement Community of Practice (CoP) serves youth, practitioners in youth-serving organizations, and policymakers.

This event will include English closed captioning (cc).

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About the Community of Practice

YP2LE Learning Network brings together diverse stakeholders who seek to learn more and share about youth development. As one of six communities of practice, the Youth Engagement group helps members share and benefit from collective learning. Learn more about the Gender CoP and other CoPs on and register to connect with these communities.

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