Un Habitat Working Group On Urban Children And Youth, Washington Dc Oct 7 09 Vs4

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  • This is an ongoing survey is drawn from potential youth fund recipients. The survey is posted on the UN HABITAT Opportunities Fund webpage. The survey currently has 601 responses representing 52 developing countries. The Fund was widely advertised, resulting in 1100 applications being submitted from more than 80 developing countries
  • The Fund was widely advertised, resulting in 1100 applications being submitted from more than 80 developing countries
  • A majority of the projects focused on MDG 1 (eradication of poverty) and MDG 3 (promote gender equality)
  • 67% of projects have average monthly cost of $500 or less ($6000 per year or less). Demonstrating an effective and efficient use of resources for significant benefit.
  • 61% of projects are either self-funded or run on money raised through entrepreneurial activities
  • 93.6% state they have adults involved. 68.9% of those were mentors, 61.3% Board members, etc.
  • 93.6% state they have adults involved. 68.9% of those were mentors, 61.3% Board members, etc.
  • Those groups that stated that they had no adult involvement had 69.1% of the projects had a monthly cost of $250US or less. Greatest number – 27.3% with projects between $100 - $250YS   Those groups that HAD adult involvement had 31% of their projects with a monthly cost of $250-$500 and 34.1% above 500..
  • No adult involvement 8% vs 3.3% for accreditation 16% vs 8,8% for Marketing support 24% vs 14.3 % for mentorship   -- Yes adult involvement 33.1% vs 32% for Equipment 40.5% vs 20.5% for training
  • This is an ongoing survey is drawn from potential youth fund recipients. The survey is posted on the UN HABITAT Opportunities Fund webpage. The survey currently has 601 responses representing 52 developing countries.
  • This is an ongoing survey is drawn from potential youth fund recipients. The survey is posted on the UN HABITAT Opportunities Fund webpage. The survey currently has 601 responses representing 52 developing countries.
  • Un Habitat Working Group On Urban Children And Youth, Washington Dc Oct 7 09 Vs4

    1. 1.
    2. 2. Youth Led Survey <ul><li>Purpose </li></ul><ul><li>Gather data from developing country applicants of Opportunities Fund to better understand youth led organizations and the factors that influence them. </li></ul><ul><li>Methods </li></ul><ul><li>Online Youth Led survey filled out by Opportunities Fund applicants, and youth led agencies interested in the fund. Additional data could be gathered from applications forms. </li></ul><ul><li>Current status </li></ul><ul><li>601 youth led agencies have filled out survey from 52 developing countries </li></ul>
    3. 3. Countries of Origin
    4. 4. Youth Led Survey - Organizational Focus
    5. 5. Youth Led Survey - Funding Level
    6. 6. Youth Led Survey – Group Benefit
    7. 7. Youth Led Survey – Funding Sources
    8. 8. Youth Led Survey – Adult involvement and activities
    9. 9. Youth Led Survey – Adult involvement and activities This project is a youth led initiative but we had to involve elders for mentorship, administrative issues and financial support. Youth Coalition for development under Save Life Initiative Kampala, Uganda Apart from running our children centre, only one adult is involved in active management of the organization. They are basically in a non-active management of the centre such as 9 of them being on the board of trustees. They basically play a mentorship and an advisory role to the organization. Community Alliance for Change Nairobi, Kenya Youths without adults is not enough, they need to be guided here and there as adults could have more experience on the society and the environment that surrounds the youth. Kafue Youth Care and Community Prevention Programme (KYCCPP) Lusaka, Zambia
    10. 10. Youth Led Survey – Adult involved vs. Non-Adult involved – Project cost
    11. 11. Youth Led Survey – Adult involved vs. Non-Adult involved – Project needs
    12. 12. Youth Led Survey - Way Forward <ul><li>Challenge s </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>overcoming technological barriers </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>integrating application and survey data </li></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Categorization of youth work </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>done by MDG? </li></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><li>Opportunities </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Large dataset from diverse set of countries, comparability </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Opportunity to use dataset as a baseline, identify subset of projects to do more in-depth qualitative work </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Sharing of data to inform other programs and projects </li></ul></ul></ul>
    13. 13. Focus of Network <ul><li>Focus of Network </li></ul><ul><li>Culturally/Southern appropriate </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Intergenerational </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Definition of participation </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Definition of youth </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Place based </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Lack of knowledge of youth’s everday lives </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Defines access to life’s chances </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Not soley psychoogical </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Participatory/Research for action </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Meaningful engagement of youth </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Research not for sake of research </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Practice to policy to practice </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Connections between policy and program and research </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Capacity Building focus </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Help desk </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Platform for training and capacity building </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Platform to </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><li>Dissemination </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Better communicate on their best practices </li></ul></ul>

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