3 Replies Latest reply: Oct 24, 2014 10:47 AM by chris macrae RSS

    What are some "best practices" to engage with governments for new youth-led organizations with low capacity?

    C4D Explorer

      Youth are often sidelined from formal decision-making processes. Voter

      turnout among 18-25 year olds continues to be lower than other age groups.

      Common global trends include the lack of participatory structures for young

      people at the community, national and international level; lack of trust

      amongst youth and government institutions and political parties; lack of

      capacity development for youth and youth organizations; limited support and

      commitment to youth and youth branches of political organizations; ignorance

      and indifference of people in positions of authority; and weak political

      institutions due to lack of transparency. The resulting negative feelings could

      perpetuate a cycle of disengagement.v

       

      How can we ensure that all youth across the globe are better able to use their

      skills and ideas to positively contribute to the world’s future?

       

      International organizations, civil society organizations, governments, political

      parties and the private sector must support the growth of youth who are

      capable, empowered, engaged and are active contributors and leaders in

      promoting positive change in their societies.

        • Re: What are some "best practices" to engage with governments for new youth-led organizations with low capacity?
          C4D Explorer

          To start, I think there needs to be effective training and toolkits for youth to learn from. I think that academic programs have been focused mainly on the theory and reasoning of ideas. This is an outdated way of learning. I think we're at the point where youth need to be taught/trained how to utilize what they learned in school; how to empower their ideas; and how to effectively present and defend it.

           

          What do you think? Do you think youth should be empowered at a younger age, or do you think this could be done later in their lives?

          • Re: What are some "best practices" to engage with governments for new youth-led organizations with low capacity?
            C4D Connoisseur

            Design goverenance's opposite metric/maths to non-transparent, non-trustworthy, non sustaining of win-win-win, non-open, non-collaborative, non-accountable either at mass media level or direct interaction level. This maths has been sought since 2000 publication of unseeen wealth and health - brooking and georgetown. Unfortunately there is still no space moderated to integrate everyone's ideas on this. Worse I know of at least 10 big professions which sponsor lobbies to noise over an such attempt to open space. As yet we suffer from the gandhian - inconvenient truth problem of being primarily ruled by system that celebrate how much one most powerful iside in a value exchange takes from every other side every quarter. There are extremely few economists concerned with actually auditing next generation sustainability as more valuable than elder generation extraction.

             

            One way to map back this need form 2030 now is make sure there is a young everything society inside the world bank - which societies exist so far - this valuing future of africans, of latin americans;... is there a young health society and young energy society and young agriculture society and a yong mobilise big data society for smallest producers etc

             

            If so can the connector of each of these societies introduce themselves in one young society thread within colaboration space of youth summit?