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Webinar 12: USAID YouthPower Tools for Positive Youth Development and Peacebuilding
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September 5, 2017
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Webinar Date and Time: September 20, 2017 at 3:00 EST. The webinar recording will be posted shortly. Webinar Description: Positive Youth Development is a guiding principle of USAID’s Youth in Development Policy. Both a philosophy and an approach, it emphasizes the importance of young people having the knowledge and skills they need, the opportunity to harness those […]

A Systematic Review of Positive Youth Development Programs in Low and Middle Income Countries
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September 5, 2017
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Author: USAID under YouthPower Learning Publication Date: April 2017 Description: This report presents the results of a rigorous analysis of existing evidence of positive youth development (PYD) in low- and middle-income countries (LMICs). Commissioned by the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) through the YouthPower Learning project, this systematic review aims to document how PYD approaches […]

Positive Youth Development Measurement Toolkit: A Practical Guide for Implementers of Youth Programs
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September 5, 2017
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Author: USAID under YouthPower Learning Publication Date: December 2016 Description: The Positive Youth Development Measurement Toolkit provides guidance and resources for implementers of youth programming in LMICs to integrate PYD principles in their monitoring and evaluation (M&E) systems and effectively measure PYD outputs and outcomes within their programs. The overall goal of this toolkit is to help programs effectively measure […]

Measuring Soft Skills and Life Skills in International Youth Development Programs
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September 5, 2017
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Author: USAID under YouthPower Action Publication Date: May 2017 Description: In recent years, as the evidence base on the importance of soft and life skills for fostering positive youth outcomes has grown, international youth development programs have increasingly focused on interventions that develop those skills (also referred to as socio- emotional skills, transferrable skills, non-cognitive skills, […]

Key Soft Skills for Cross-Sectoral Youth Outcomes
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September 5, 2017
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Author: USAID under YouthPower Action Publication Date: November 2016 Description: Despite growing interest in this topic, however, there is no clear consensus about which soft skills are likely to produce the greatest benefit to youth and to what extent these skills are similar or different across key outcome areas. This report aims to identify the core […]

Mapping a Sector: Bridging the Evidence Gap on Youth-Driven Peacebuilding
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September 5, 2017
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Author: The United Network of Young (UNOY) Peacebuilders, Search for Common Ground (SFCG) Publication Date: 2017 Description: To gather evidence and recommend effective responses, the United Nations Secretary-General has commissioned a Progress Study at the request of the Security Council. The Global Survey on Youth, Peace and Security was developed in 2016 as a contribution to this study. Its […]

Youth Global Programme for Sustainable Development & Peace: YOUTH-GPS | 2016-2020

Author: UNDP Publication Date: July 2016 Description: The Youth Global Programme for Sustainable Development and Peace (“Youth-GPS,” 2016-2020) is UNDP’s first global programmatic offer for youth empowerment for sustainable development and peace. The project aims to systematically foster youth empowerment where UNDP has a presence by significantly boosting the implementation of UNDP’s Youth Strategy 2014-2017 (itself aligned with UNDP’s […]

Young People’s Participation in Peacebuilding: A Practice Note
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September 5, 2017
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Author: Inter-Agency Network on Youth Development Working Group on Youth and Peacebuilding with support from PeaceNexus Foundation Publication Date: January 2016 Description: The primary objective of this Practice Note is to inform policymakers and donors of key strategic and programming considerations for supporting young people’s participation to peacebuilding. Specifically, this note has been developed to: offer evidence-based, promising practices […]

Webinar 11: Taking Conflict Sensitivity to the Next Level

Webinar Date and Time: May 17, 2017 at 10:00 EST. You can view the webinar here. Webinar Description: In 2014, swisspeace organized a Conflict Sensitivity Expert Retreat to reflect on key achievements and discuss failures in implementing larger conflict sensitivity practices in the field. The process laid the foundation for the emergence of a community of practice, the Conflict […]

Webinar 10: Aid in War Zones: How to Run Conflict Sensitive Humanitarian Responses

Webinar Date and Time: April 12, 2017 at 10:00 EST. Click here to watch the webinar. Webinar Description: How can humanitarian responders be more politically aware and sensitive to conflict dynamics? How can NGOs help transform conflict into positive change and contribute to sustainable peace and inclusive security? This webinar answers these questions and bridges […]

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