COORDINATING THE YOUTH SECTOR
BY Mr Linus
Restless Development in collaboration with the ministry of information, youth, culture and Sports (MIYCS) organized a national workshop that aimed at coordinating the national youth sector in the implementation of the National Youth Development Policy (NYDP).Over 30 youth led organizations managed to participate.
The overall objective of the workshop was on two folds;
First; to provide opportunity for youth led and youth focused organizations to meet with the MIYCS leadership and few elected Member of Parliament and discuss on how activities in the implementation of the National Youth Development Policy can best be coordinated to yield the best expected outcome for the best interest of the nation.
Second; to educate and raise awareness of youth on the constitution and the new constitutional review act and sensitize them to turn up in giving their views and opinions to The Constitutional Review Commission (CRC)
Specifically the workshop aimed to;
Provide background to the youth led and youth focused organization on the process that led to the formulation of the NYDP
Raise awareness of the youth led and youth focused organizations on the NYDP implementation plan and tools
Provide opportunity to youth led and youth focused organizations to present on their activities and impact they are making to the society.
Provide opportunity for stakeholders to agree and come up with National Youth Sector Coordination Group
To educate youth around constitution and constitutional review act and sensitize them to give their views and opinions.
At the end the following outputs were achieved;
Participants obtained greater understanding of how the NYDP came into place and therefore in a better position to participate in reviews for the purpose of improving its implementation.
Participants acquired an understanding of implementation plan and roles of various stakeholders and how to make use of the national tools for the implementation of the NYDP
Participants agreed on the modality of coming up with National Youth Coordination Group.
Youth have a better understanding of the constitution and have been sensitized to participate in the constitutional review process.