Youth engagement should be tied to multiple levels of sustainability that are built into the project timeline and address youth leadership roles beyond the life of the project. In the short term, youth should play a role in developing project goals and setting expectations for their own involvement.
The theme of International Youth Day 2020, “Youth Engagement for Global Action” seeks to highlight the ways in which the engagement of young people at the local, national and global levels is enriching national and multilateral institutions and processes, as well as draw lessons on how their representation and engagement in formal institutional politics can be significantly enhanced.
In partnership with the MasterCard Foundation on Via: Pathways to Work and with the Embassy of Ireland on the Youth Lead program, IYF is applying these leanings and the principles of positive youth development (PYD) to scale
preparedness for and access to economic opportunity for disadvantaged young Tanzanians. Both programs focus on supporting TVET partners to equip young people with the life skills, technical training, job placement and career
guidance services they need to succeed and emphasize changes in policy and best practices to achieve long-term sustainability. Read more massage from Tanzania on our IYF Tanzania – Youth Day 2020 Newsletter!