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Newsletter / Special Edition N°7 / November 2009
                                                           General Assembly




Contents
YABC: What does it
mean?
Page 2

Previous Milestones
Page 3

YABC in its baby shoes
Page 4

Let’s get non-cognitive!
1st international
gathering
Pages 5

Developing the toolkit &
preparing for Solferino
Page 6

Pilot-testing the draft
YABC toolkit: Solferino
Page 7

Field-testing the draft
YABC toolkit
Page 8

YABC Testimonies
Page 9

YABC Plan & Budget for
2010-2011
Page 10
YABC: What does it mean?
   November 2009                                                                                                     Principles and values


As an International Federation of Red Cross and Red                                            United in Solferino to celebrate the 150th
Crescent Societies, we are strongly committed to                                               year of the Red Cross Red Crescent, our
promoting a global culture of respect for diversity, non-                                      youth expressed their active and formal
violence and social inclusion. Strategy 2020 clearly                                           support for YABC and revoiced Mahatma
underscores the RC/RC role to change mindsets, attitudes                                       Ghandi’s wisdom to “be the change you
and behaviour.                                                                                 want to see in the world.”

                           Bekele Geleta, IFRC Secretary                    In 2008-2009, the P&V department developed a draft
                           General, highlights: “it is                      toolkit for YABC, together with the Youth Commission
                           often said that young people                     and a network of youth leaders from National Societies
                           are the future of the                            world-wide. The draft toolkit’s contents are:
                           International Red Cross and                          Part 1. Behavioural skills: (i) active listening, (ii)
                           Red Crescent Movement, but                            empathy, (iii) critical thinking, dropping bias and non-
                           I feel that is only part of the                       judgement, (iv) non-violent communication and
story. Young people are the Movement’s driving force                             peaceful resolution of tensions, (v) mediation and
here and now, and are the world’s best hope for real and                         reconciliation, (vi) operating from inner peace and
lasting behavioural change at the community level and                            harmony.
beyond.”
                                                                                Part 2. Thematic issues: (i) non-discrimination and
                                                                                 respect for diversity (e.g. elderly, disabled, migrants,
                            In the Declaration Together
                            for Humanity, adopted at the                         PLHIV), (ii) promotion of a culture of non-violence and
                            30th International Conference                        peace, (iii) promotion of gender equality, (iv) social
                            of the Red Cross and Red                             inclusion, (v) inter-cultural dialogue
                            Crescent, 186 RC/RC National                        Part 3. Artistic platforms for social mobilisation (to be
Societies, the IFRC, ICRC and all States Parties to the 1949                     developed in 2010): (i) music, (ii) dance, (iii) theatre,
Geneva Conventions, agreed on the key role youth have                            (iv) visual arts, (v) sports, (vi) video.
to play and the need to empower them to do so.
                                                                            The draft toolkit also furthers mainstreaming of “P&V”
The Principles and Values (P&V) department in the                           topics into other RC/RC areas of work. As such, it covers
Geneva Secretariat thus created a concrete initiative,                      discrimination and stigmatisation against PLHIV, migrants,
which is actively supported by the Youth Commission and                     elderly; resisting peer pressure on substance and alcohol
the Organisational Development department, responding                       abuse; managing stress; enhancing resilience and self-
to this firm call.                                                          empowerment.

Youth as Agents of Behavioural Change (YABC) is an                          The draft toolkit was pilot-tested in Solferino, June 2009
initiative to empower youth to play a lead role in                          by 20 YABC youth leaders reaching 250 youth. Later in
transforming mindsets, attitudes and behaviour in their                     2009, multi-cultural teams of YABC peer educators further
local communities. It starts from the premise that a prior                  field-tested the toolkit (e.g. Atlantis youth camp for
commitment to inner change and being the living                             Mediterranean National Societies, international youth
example of our Fundamental Principles and Humanitarian                      camp in Uganda, MENA gathering in Tunis).
Values is the best way to reach this objective.
                                                                            Looking ahead…
YABC uses innovative and artistic platforms and integrates                  In 2010-2011, YABC will pursue the following objectives:
peer education and non-cognitive learning to promote                        1. Field-testing of and finalising the draft YABC toolkit
behavioural change. As such, it uses games, role plays,                     2. Broaden NS base using the toolkit
visualisation, drama, dance, art and movement for youth                     3. Develop indicators measuring the impact of YABC
to make the journey "from the heart to the mind" and                        4. Obtain international, external recognition and
engage in social mobilisation.                                                  expand partnerships.



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Previous milestones
   November 2009                                                                                                     Principles and values




   March       • Development of the YABC initiative's concept paper
   2008



               • Adoption of the YABC initiative by the Youth Comission (cf. page 4)
 April 2008



               • International Youth Camp Atlantis IV, Serbia (cf. page 4)
 July 2008




 Sept.- Oct.
               • Consultative Meetings of RC/RC National Societies and External Experts, Geneva (cf. page 4)
   2008



               • First International YABC Gathering, Bamako - Mali (cf. page 5)
 Dec. 2008



   Dec.-       • Collection of National Societies' P&V non-cognitive materials
   March
   2009



   March
               • Technical meeting developing the draft YABC toolkit, Habkern - Switzerland (cf. page 6)
   2009



               • Update to the Youth Commission
 April 2009



               • Training of Solferino peer educators, Barcelona - Spain (cf. page 6)
 May 2009



               • Pilot-testing the draft YABC toolkit: 3rd World Youth Meeting "Youth on the Move", Solferino - Italy (cf.
 June - July    page 7)
   2009


             • Field-testing the draft YABC toolkit (cf. page 8):
              • Humanitarian Principles and Values Program, Baabda - Lebanon (July)
 July - Oct.
              • International Youth Camp "Atlantis V", Medhia - Morocco (August)
   2009       • International Youth Camp, Mukono - Uganda (August)
              • MENA Youth Regional Meeting "From Principles to Action", Tunis - Tunisia (October)

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YABC in its baby shoes
   November 2009                                                                                                     Principles and values



                             April 2008                                                       September – October 2008
      The Youth Commission adopts YABC                                        Consultative meetings on the YABC toolkit
                              (Geneva)                                                          (Geneva, IFRC Secretariat)

The Youth Commission welcomed and included the YABC                         The week from 29 September to 3 October was an
initiative into its work plan. It emphasised that the                       important one for principles and values. Two
Fundamental Principles must always be the basis for our                     consultations were held in Geneva on the content and
action. Two members of the Youth Commission were                            methodology for the skills-based toolkit to empower
appointed as active members of the YABC network.                            youth as agents of behavioural change.

                        24 – 31 July 2008
      The YABC idea is tested in Atlantis IV
                               (Serbia)




                                                                                   National Societies consultative meeting, Geneva

                                                                            During the week, 18 National Societies from across the
                                                                            globe and the Centre for the Cooperation in the
                                                                            Mediterranean, met in Geneva. On 3 October, a non
The Centre for Cooperation in the Mediterranean                             RC/RC expert meeting was organized to provide advice to
organised for the National Societies of the region the 4th                  the project, in particular in the area of non-cognitive
annual youth camp, “Atlantis”, which was hosted by the                      learning and techniques favouring inner change.
Red Cross of Serbia. The Principles and Values department
had the privilege to conduct a non-cognitive workshop on                     Outcome of the National Societies’ consultations
principles and values with 15 of its participants. This                     Participants exchanged best practices from their youth
provided a concrete opportunity to test ideas for the                       programmes and shared NS experiences. The group
“youth as agents of behavioural change” toolkit.                            decided on the core content of the YABC toolkit and
                                                                            developed an action plan from October to Solferino, June
                        « YABC is all inclusive. Actually, does             2009, celebrating the 150th anniversary of the RC/RC .
                        age really matter? Who are youth?
                        What is important for YABC is your                   Outcome of the experts’ consultations
                        mindset and inspiration. Do you                     The expert meeting highlighted the effectiveness of
                        believe that your move can change                   techniques for inner change and operating from inner
                        the world, and that together – united               peace, such as breathing, relaxation, Qi Gong, movement
                        from all over the world – we will make              and music.
                        it happen? If so, join YABC!”
                                                                            Consult Fednet for the project concept paper, picture
Dr. Katrien Beeckman, Head P&V Department, Initiator of the
YABC initiative                                                             gallery    and     action   plan   of the   network:
                                                                            https://fednet.ifrc.org/sw165159.asp


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Let’s get non-cognitive! 1st international gathering
    November 2009                                                                                                          Principles and values



                     1 – 5 December 2008
         1st International YABC Gathering
                         (Bamako, Mali)

This week was not only symbolically important with the
celebration of World Aids Day (1/12), the International
Day for Persons with Disabilities (3/12) and the
International Day of Volunteering (5/12); it was a
significant time for YABC as well.
The Principles and Values Department, alongside the Mali
Red Cross and the West and Central Africa Zone of the
IFRC, organised a youth gathering outside Bamako. Its
purpose was to conduct a micro-Solferino youth
gathering, in preparation of the YABC peer education
workshops at the 3rd Youth Meeting in Solferino in June
2009. Key youth representatives of 21 National Societies
from across the globe explored:

    P&V thematic trainings held by National Society
     youth, addressing issues such as violence prevention,
     discrimination and stigmatisation against PLHIV,
     respect for diversity and a culture of peace.
    P&V behavioural skills training sessions focused on
     techniques to enhance empathy, improve active
     listening, non-judgment and dropping bias, build
     resilience, non-violent communication, mediation and
     consensus building.
    African cultural heritage (ACH). Participants created
     their own song, art project, dance and theatre play
     reflecting    our     fundamental       principles and
     humanitarian values. In addition, 7 participants were
     trained on digital story telling techniques.
    Non-cognitive techniques: relaxation, breathing and
     Qi Gong.


                        Dr.      Abdourahmane        Cisse,                                                    On the International Day for
                        President of the Mali Red Cross                                                        Persons with Disabilities
                         “Youth are the spearhead of our                                                       (December 3rd) the YABC
                        National Societies. An initiative                                                      participants had the privilege
                        that gives them an opportunity to                                                      to be entertained by 30
                        develop skills necessary to build a                                                    Malian youth living with
                        society that addresses all kinds of                                                    disability. They offered us a
                        exclusion and discrimination on                                                        spectacular     and     heart-
                        the grounds of colour, origin,                                                         warming music, theatre and
                        disability, or simply physical                                                         dance performance!
aspect, is for me without any doubt an innovative project,
carrying humanitarian values forward to all.”


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Developing the toolkit & preparing for Solferino
   November 2009                                                                                                       Principles and values



                      23 – 31 March 2009                                                            22 – 30 May 2009
         Technical meeting with NS Youth                                           Training of Solferino Peer Educators
                    (Habkern- Switzerland)                                                         (Viladecans - Spain)


YABC network members from 9 National Societies
participated in an 8 day working retreat in the Swiss Alps
to focus on the development of the YABC toolkit. These
youth, who came together braving snow and long hours
of work (not to mention cooking!), ensured that the
toolkit will truly be a work by and for National Societies
and culturally sensitive.

Participants analyzed numerous non-cognitive materials
from 30 National Societies and used their experience to
develop new games, role plays, visualizations and
activities for the toolkit.

For an inspiring web story see:
http://www.ifrc.org/youth/news/2009/0331switzerland/index.asp




                                                                            This multi-cultural experience inspired a strong collective
                                                                            voice from the Red Cross Red Crescent youth leaders of
                                                                            23 National Societies which took part from across the
                                                                            globe in this training. The event was organized by the
                                                                            Principles and Values department and the MENA zone
                                                                            and hosted by the Spanish Red Cross.

                                                                            The training aimed to get the YABC youth ready to
                                                                            conduct YABC peer education in the 3rd World Youth
                                                                            Meeting in Solferino. Participants themselves delivered
                                                                            almost half of the course. This allowed them to develop
                                                                            facilitation skills while familiarizing themselves with the
                                                                            draft YABC toolkit.

                                                                            “A critical self-questioning attitude and a commitment to
                                                                            continuous self-improvement are at the basis for
                                                                            becoming a YABC”
                                                                                         Barcelona training participants’ evaluation
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Pilot-testing the draft YABC toolkit: Solferino
    November 2009                                                                                                    Principles and values



                  rd
                       23 – 27 June 2009
                                                                               Youth as agents of behavioural
                3 World Youth Meeting
                        (Solferino, Italy)                                     change reaches 250 new youth
                    “It’s our time, it’s your time, I just
                   want to introduce the YABCs, Youth as                    Most interesting YABC workshop elements according to
                   Agents of Behavioural Change! We                         participants:
                   are youth from 42 National Societies,                     Peer education is fun!
                   guided by the Federation’s Principles                     Games, role-plays, music and art.
                   and Values Department. We believe                         “Heart to mind” and interactive methodology
                   that in our world full of challenges,                     Participant-centred experiential learning
                   the move that we want to make as                          Multi-cultural platform for youth to dialogue
agents of behavioural change is to be the change we                          Language diversity (English, French, Arabic, Spanish)
want in our communities, by living our fundamental
principles, celebrating our diversities and touching the
hearts.[…] The YABCs invite you to put our principles into
action. Join the YABCs!”

Dr. Amal Emam (Egyptian Red Crescent), introducing the
official camp song created and performed by YABC:                           “In a world full of challenges, we the youth of the
                                                                            International Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement
Aw bé de yé keléyé                                                          commit ourselves to:
Respetamos la diversidad                                                    1. Inner change and the development of skills to
Change yourself and act, cos we are agents of change                            promote harmony and positive attitudes within
Don’t judge. Drop your bias. Give them advice                                   communities
Nous sommes tous égaux, nous sommes les mêmes                               2. Live our seven Fundamental Principles as agents of
                  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xTKsztIYsv8                    behavioural change in our communities
                                                                                 ...
                                                                            We call on our National Societies to:
                                                                             Enable youth to take a leadership role in positively
                                                                               changing behaviours and attitudes in our
                                                                               communities, using peer and non-formal education
                                                                               methods such as the IFRC’s “Youth as agents of
                                                                               behavioural change” initiative;
                                                                            http://www.ifrc.org/youth/onthemove/downloads/170700-
                                                                            Youth_declaration-EN-4PAGES-LR.pdf

                                                                                       Analysis of the participants’ assessments


                                                                                                       10/10 ≤ 5/10
                                                                                                        13%    7% 6/10
             Which workshops were conducted?                                                                        10%
                                                                                             9/10
    Violence prevention & culture of peace                                                  18%                              7/10
    Non-discrimination & respect for diversity
                                                                                                                              18%
    Inter-cultural dialogue
    Gender
    Operating from Inner Peace - Qi-Gong practice                                                        8/10
    Round table on sexual orientation & discrimination                                                   34%

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Field-testing the draft YABC toolkit
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                                   18 July 2009                                                                   Charlotte Tocchio, peer
        Humanitarian Principles and Values Program                                                                educator from the P&V
                              (Baabda – Lebanon)                                                                  Department: “Nothing
                                                                                                                  has allowed me to learn
This gathering encompassed the field-testing of 4 materials from the                                              as much than through
draft YABC toolkit in order to guide youth volunteers of the Lebanese                                             teaching and discussing
Red Cross to organize P&V activities within their communities. Very                                               with my peers”
positive feedback both on the draft toolkit and future implementation
of the initiative within the National Society was given.

                                2 - 9 August 2009
               International Youth Camp Atlantis V
                              (Mehdia, Morocco)
4 YABC peer educators joined this CCM’s International Youth Camp to
challenge their peers’ mindsets, attitudes and behaviours - and were
challenged in return! 25 participants had the opportunity to experience
the non-cognitive learning methodology used in the YABC initiative and
contributed to the YABC draft toolkit’s field-testing.

                              17 – 23 August 2009
                       International Youth Camp
                               (Mukono, Uganda)
2 YABC peer educators joined the International Youth Camp organised
by the Uganda Red Cross to raise their peers’ awareness on non-
discrimination and respect for diversity, gender issues and social
inclusion, and equip them with important behavioural skills. 52
participants of the camp enriched the lessons learned from the YABC
draft toolkit’s field-testing. Youth underscored the relevance and need
to implement this powerful tool at all levels.

                              9 – 11 October 2009
                   MENA Youth Regional Meeting
                     From Principles to Action
                                 (Tunis, Tunisia)
4 YABC peer educators had the opportunity to stand up for their ideals
and to field-test the draft toolkit in this meeting co-organised by
ARCCO and the IFRC Regional Delegation for North Africa. The 26
participants discussed the concrete application of P&V topics in their
National Societies’ programmes and their integration into their own
daily life. The fruitful exchanges during the encounter constitute a
good basis for further strengthening solidarity within the region.




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YABC Testimonies
   November 2009           http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_qX7bVY9OGE&feature=channel_page                           Principles and values


                       Noor Ogly, Syrian Arab Red Crescent:                                     Ernest Nyame-Annan, Ghana Red Cross:
                       “The amazing thing about the                                             “I strongly believe the YABC initiative is
                       Movement is that we all share the same                                   the wheel for all humanitarian services: if
                       principles. Look at us here in Barcelona,                                it’s well grounded in our activities, it will
                       youth coming from 25 National Societies,                                 breed a real volunteer spirit. I hope it will
                       with     different   backgrounds      and                                even go beyond the Movement. We need
                       cultures…. We all share the same thing:                                  to think BIG: Boldly, Inspiring and
                       our 7 Principles. We are universality….”                                 Generational. […] Our world will depend
                                                                            on what we do today. If we realize that there are so many
                       Hannington Segirinya, Uganda Red                     things we need to change and we start today, the future will
                       Cross Society: “Young people can make                be brighter. It takes you and me to do it. Your head, your
                       a difference if they come together as a              heart, your hand. Join us to change the world!”
                       think tank and act on their ideas. The
                       first thing is to change themselves; then                                   Lyn Garcia, Philippines Red Cross: “If we
                       others look to them for inspiration and                                     invest now in youth, the people who will
                       will act.”                                                                  lead the organization in the future will
                                                                                                   know how to run it and what is good for
                   Moshe Ohayon Danenberg, Magen                                                   it. YABC needs to be part of all youth
                   David Adom in Israel: "It is very                                               leadership training.”
                   important to stick to the humanitarian
                   principles and values because in our                                            Tamer Ahmad, Egyptian Red Crescent:
                   region sometimes it is very difficult to                                        “The YABC initiative changed a lot inside
                   distinguish what you are doing - is it                                          me: it helps me to feel the real meaning
                   good or bad? When you use the                                                   of Humanity and inspires me to do all my
                   principles and values you’ve got some                                           best until we see the effect of our work
kind of code you can use. *…+ I feel that if we educate our                                        changes the world into a better world.”
youth according to the principles and values, it would
probably influence the entire society, especially in armed
conflict.”                                                                                         Frederike De Graaf, Netherlands Red
                                                                                                   Cross: “I think it’s quite human to have
                       Abu Bakar Jalloh, Sierra Leone Red                                          prejudices. YABC seeks to make people
                       Cross, 2009 IFRC Youth Award Winner,                                        aware of their own prejudices, give
                       “The YABC initiative is a potential tool                                    people the tools to realize them and turn
                       for volunteer attraction and retention                                      them into something positive so that they
                       and for work towards meaningful                                             can also spread the word to others.”
                       sustainable development based on a
                       culture of respect for diversity, non-
                       violence and social inclusion.”                                             Salimata Konan, Red Cross Society of
                                                                                                   Côte d’Ivoire: "In the future I see youth in
                    Toshe Kamilarovski, Red Cross of the                                           charge, youth who are not afraid to see
                    Former       Yugoslav     Republic      of                                     two people of the same sex holding
                    Macedonia: "People are used to saying                                          hands. I hope next time many more
                    ‘This is man’s work; women should stay                                         people participate and don’t hide their
                    home doing the housework and men                                               sexual choice. I support diversity."
                    should bring home money’. Perhaps we
                    cannot be equal physically because of
                    different strengths but we can be equal                                        Yacid Estrada, Colombian Red Cross,
in our minds. […] The YABC initative is about freedom of life:                                     member of the RC/RC+ network: “Youth
it empowers people to live free, think, express and make                                           need to learn through experience. For
conclusions by themselves."                                                                        example, once you have met someone
                                                                                                   living with HIV, you will really understand
For the YABC statement to the UN Human Rights Council,
                                                                                                   the human side of it. […] It lowers the
see:http://www.un.org/webcast/unhrc/archive.asp?go=090922
                                                                                                   stigma.”
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YABC Plan & Budget for 2010-2011
    November 2009                                                                                                    Principles and values



Field-testing of the draft YABC toolkit by Federation Secretariat field structures and RC/RC National Societies
Field-testing already planned: IFRC Mena zone (May), IFRC Asia-Pacific Youth Network Gathering (April), IFRC South East
Asia Regional Delegation youth camp (July), IFRC Northern Africa migration campaign; International Youth camp
organised by the Swiss Red Cross (July); Sierra Leone Red Cross, Canadian Red Cross, Netherlands Red Cross, etc.

Capacity-building on YABC of National Societies youth leaders and volunteers from world-wide to technically
support through peer education the field-testing of the draft YABC toolkit in their National Society, IFRC region or zone.
 In 2010 and 2011, an international YABC gathering and peer educators capacity-building will be organised in Mali
    for National Society youth leaders world-wide. Social mobilisation through art, music, dance, theatre, and sports
    will figure on the agenda. The RCRC+ network will take part and cover discrimination and stigma against PLHIV.
 In March 2011, the Mali gathering will also serve to profile the IFRC during the International Year of Volunteering
    (IYV), in close collaboration with the Organisational Development Department. In this context, youth leaders from
    the World Alliance of Youth (YMCA, YWCA, Scout Movement, International Award Association) will be invited to
    join the YABC gathering. The 2011 programme will also seek to include a focus on Youth Volunteering in
    Emergencies, as well as Community-Based First Aid in violent settings.

The YABC toolkit is finalised, available online in 5 languages and officially launched during the 2011
statutory meetings
    The draft YABC toolkit needs further development, which will include new contents, such as a peer education
     manual; short concept papers for all skills, a module on social mobilisation on humanitarian values through dance,
     sports, music and theatre.
    Two self-catering technical meetings of the Toolkit Steering Committee (National Society Youth), will be organised
     to integrate feedback from field-testing (2010)and finalise the toolkit (2011).

Development of indicators measuring the impact of YABC, through a partnership with the Education for
Sustainable Development Values-based Indicators research project (EU, 5 Civil Society organisations, including
the IFRC, 2 academic research institutions). Technical support to National Societies YABC projects, e.g. youth
award winners Sierra Leone and Côte d’Ivoire Red Cross, will be provided.

Obtain international, external recognition and expand partnerships, through statements in the World Youth
Alliance, UN Human Rights Council, educational fora; etc.

                                                                                                                      2010              2011
                       OUTPUT ACTIVITIES AND EXPECTED OUTCOMES
                                                                                                                     (CH.F.)           (CH.F.)
YABC TOOLKIT: FINALISATION, PRODUCTION, PROMOTION & LAUNCH                                                           97 000           225 000
Further development, finalisation & production of the draft YABC toolkit                                                 62 000          115 000
Technical Steering Committee meeting (5 days, 10 pax)                                                                    10 000           10 000
Translation in 5 languages                                                                                                                50 000
Official launch at the 31st International Conference: promotional materials                                              25 000           50 000
INTERNATIONAL YABC GATHERING AND TRAINING (1 WEEK)                                                                  110 000           110 000
Venue costs: travels (40), visas (35), accommodation (60) and transport                                                  80 000            80 000
Consultants                                                                                                              25 000            25 000
Communication coverage                                                                                                    5 000             5 000
Animation of YABC IT platforms (YahooGroup, Facebook…)                                                               10 000            10 000
External partnerships:                                                                                               20 000            20 000
TOTAL                                                                                                               237 000           365 000
For more information, contact: Dr. Katrien Beeckman, Head, Principles & Values Department, katrien.beeckman@ifrc.org, +41 22
730 46 01 (tel), + 41 22 733 03 95 (fax)
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Final yabc special edition english

  • 1. Newsletter / Special Edition N°7 / November 2009 General Assembly Contents YABC: What does it mean? Page 2 Previous Milestones Page 3 YABC in its baby shoes Page 4 Let’s get non-cognitive! 1st international gathering Pages 5 Developing the toolkit & preparing for Solferino Page 6 Pilot-testing the draft YABC toolkit: Solferino Page 7 Field-testing the draft YABC toolkit Page 8 YABC Testimonies Page 9 YABC Plan & Budget for 2010-2011 Page 10
  • 2. YABC: What does it mean? November 2009 Principles and values As an International Federation of Red Cross and Red United in Solferino to celebrate the 150th Crescent Societies, we are strongly committed to year of the Red Cross Red Crescent, our promoting a global culture of respect for diversity, non- youth expressed their active and formal violence and social inclusion. Strategy 2020 clearly support for YABC and revoiced Mahatma underscores the RC/RC role to change mindsets, attitudes Ghandi’s wisdom to “be the change you and behaviour. want to see in the world.” Bekele Geleta, IFRC Secretary In 2008-2009, the P&V department developed a draft General, highlights: “it is toolkit for YABC, together with the Youth Commission often said that young people and a network of youth leaders from National Societies are the future of the world-wide. The draft toolkit’s contents are: International Red Cross and  Part 1. Behavioural skills: (i) active listening, (ii) Red Crescent Movement, but empathy, (iii) critical thinking, dropping bias and non- I feel that is only part of the judgement, (iv) non-violent communication and story. Young people are the Movement’s driving force peaceful resolution of tensions, (v) mediation and here and now, and are the world’s best hope for real and reconciliation, (vi) operating from inner peace and lasting behavioural change at the community level and harmony. beyond.”  Part 2. Thematic issues: (i) non-discrimination and respect for diversity (e.g. elderly, disabled, migrants, In the Declaration Together for Humanity, adopted at the PLHIV), (ii) promotion of a culture of non-violence and 30th International Conference peace, (iii) promotion of gender equality, (iv) social of the Red Cross and Red inclusion, (v) inter-cultural dialogue Crescent, 186 RC/RC National  Part 3. Artistic platforms for social mobilisation (to be Societies, the IFRC, ICRC and all States Parties to the 1949 developed in 2010): (i) music, (ii) dance, (iii) theatre, Geneva Conventions, agreed on the key role youth have (iv) visual arts, (v) sports, (vi) video. to play and the need to empower them to do so. The draft toolkit also furthers mainstreaming of “P&V” The Principles and Values (P&V) department in the topics into other RC/RC areas of work. As such, it covers Geneva Secretariat thus created a concrete initiative, discrimination and stigmatisation against PLHIV, migrants, which is actively supported by the Youth Commission and elderly; resisting peer pressure on substance and alcohol the Organisational Development department, responding abuse; managing stress; enhancing resilience and self- to this firm call. empowerment. Youth as Agents of Behavioural Change (YABC) is an The draft toolkit was pilot-tested in Solferino, June 2009 initiative to empower youth to play a lead role in by 20 YABC youth leaders reaching 250 youth. Later in transforming mindsets, attitudes and behaviour in their 2009, multi-cultural teams of YABC peer educators further local communities. It starts from the premise that a prior field-tested the toolkit (e.g. Atlantis youth camp for commitment to inner change and being the living Mediterranean National Societies, international youth example of our Fundamental Principles and Humanitarian camp in Uganda, MENA gathering in Tunis). Values is the best way to reach this objective. Looking ahead… YABC uses innovative and artistic platforms and integrates In 2010-2011, YABC will pursue the following objectives: peer education and non-cognitive learning to promote 1. Field-testing of and finalising the draft YABC toolkit behavioural change. As such, it uses games, role plays, 2. Broaden NS base using the toolkit visualisation, drama, dance, art and movement for youth 3. Develop indicators measuring the impact of YABC to make the journey "from the heart to the mind" and 4. Obtain international, external recognition and engage in social mobilisation. expand partnerships. 2 I Principles and values newsletter – Special edition YABC – Statutory meetings 2009 -------------------------------------------------------------
  • 3. Previous milestones November 2009 Principles and values March • Development of the YABC initiative's concept paper 2008 • Adoption of the YABC initiative by the Youth Comission (cf. page 4) April 2008 • International Youth Camp Atlantis IV, Serbia (cf. page 4) July 2008 Sept.- Oct. • Consultative Meetings of RC/RC National Societies and External Experts, Geneva (cf. page 4) 2008 • First International YABC Gathering, Bamako - Mali (cf. page 5) Dec. 2008 Dec.- • Collection of National Societies' P&V non-cognitive materials March 2009 March • Technical meeting developing the draft YABC toolkit, Habkern - Switzerland (cf. page 6) 2009 • Update to the Youth Commission April 2009 • Training of Solferino peer educators, Barcelona - Spain (cf. page 6) May 2009 • Pilot-testing the draft YABC toolkit: 3rd World Youth Meeting "Youth on the Move", Solferino - Italy (cf. June - July page 7) 2009 • Field-testing the draft YABC toolkit (cf. page 8): • Humanitarian Principles and Values Program, Baabda - Lebanon (July) July - Oct. • International Youth Camp "Atlantis V", Medhia - Morocco (August) 2009 • International Youth Camp, Mukono - Uganda (August) • MENA Youth Regional Meeting "From Principles to Action", Tunis - Tunisia (October) 3 I Principles and values newsletter – Special edition YABC – Statutory meetings 2009 -------------------------------------------------------------
  • 4. YABC in its baby shoes November 2009 Principles and values April 2008 September – October 2008 The Youth Commission adopts YABC Consultative meetings on the YABC toolkit (Geneva) (Geneva, IFRC Secretariat) The Youth Commission welcomed and included the YABC The week from 29 September to 3 October was an initiative into its work plan. It emphasised that the important one for principles and values. Two Fundamental Principles must always be the basis for our consultations were held in Geneva on the content and action. Two members of the Youth Commission were methodology for the skills-based toolkit to empower appointed as active members of the YABC network. youth as agents of behavioural change. 24 – 31 July 2008 The YABC idea is tested in Atlantis IV (Serbia) National Societies consultative meeting, Geneva During the week, 18 National Societies from across the globe and the Centre for the Cooperation in the Mediterranean, met in Geneva. On 3 October, a non The Centre for Cooperation in the Mediterranean RC/RC expert meeting was organized to provide advice to organised for the National Societies of the region the 4th the project, in particular in the area of non-cognitive annual youth camp, “Atlantis”, which was hosted by the learning and techniques favouring inner change. Red Cross of Serbia. The Principles and Values department had the privilege to conduct a non-cognitive workshop on  Outcome of the National Societies’ consultations principles and values with 15 of its participants. This Participants exchanged best practices from their youth provided a concrete opportunity to test ideas for the programmes and shared NS experiences. The group “youth as agents of behavioural change” toolkit. decided on the core content of the YABC toolkit and developed an action plan from October to Solferino, June « YABC is all inclusive. Actually, does 2009, celebrating the 150th anniversary of the RC/RC . age really matter? Who are youth? What is important for YABC is your  Outcome of the experts’ consultations mindset and inspiration. Do you The expert meeting highlighted the effectiveness of believe that your move can change techniques for inner change and operating from inner the world, and that together – united peace, such as breathing, relaxation, Qi Gong, movement from all over the world – we will make and music. it happen? If so, join YABC!” Consult Fednet for the project concept paper, picture Dr. Katrien Beeckman, Head P&V Department, Initiator of the YABC initiative gallery and action plan of the network: https://fednet.ifrc.org/sw165159.asp 4 I Principles and values newsletter – Special edition YABC – Statutory meetings 2009 -------------------------------------------------------------
  • 5. Let’s get non-cognitive! 1st international gathering November 2009 Principles and values 1 – 5 December 2008 1st International YABC Gathering (Bamako, Mali) This week was not only symbolically important with the celebration of World Aids Day (1/12), the International Day for Persons with Disabilities (3/12) and the International Day of Volunteering (5/12); it was a significant time for YABC as well. The Principles and Values Department, alongside the Mali Red Cross and the West and Central Africa Zone of the IFRC, organised a youth gathering outside Bamako. Its purpose was to conduct a micro-Solferino youth gathering, in preparation of the YABC peer education workshops at the 3rd Youth Meeting in Solferino in June 2009. Key youth representatives of 21 National Societies from across the globe explored:  P&V thematic trainings held by National Society youth, addressing issues such as violence prevention, discrimination and stigmatisation against PLHIV, respect for diversity and a culture of peace.  P&V behavioural skills training sessions focused on techniques to enhance empathy, improve active listening, non-judgment and dropping bias, build resilience, non-violent communication, mediation and consensus building.  African cultural heritage (ACH). Participants created their own song, art project, dance and theatre play reflecting our fundamental principles and humanitarian values. In addition, 7 participants were trained on digital story telling techniques.  Non-cognitive techniques: relaxation, breathing and Qi Gong. Dr. Abdourahmane Cisse, On the International Day for President of the Mali Red Cross Persons with Disabilities “Youth are the spearhead of our (December 3rd) the YABC National Societies. An initiative participants had the privilege that gives them an opportunity to to be entertained by 30 develop skills necessary to build a Malian youth living with society that addresses all kinds of disability. They offered us a exclusion and discrimination on spectacular and heart- the grounds of colour, origin, warming music, theatre and disability, or simply physical dance performance! aspect, is for me without any doubt an innovative project, carrying humanitarian values forward to all.” 5 I Principles and values newsletter – Special edition YABC – Statutory meetings 2009 -------------------------------------------------------------
  • 6. Developing the toolkit & preparing for Solferino November 2009 Principles and values 23 – 31 March 2009 22 – 30 May 2009 Technical meeting with NS Youth Training of Solferino Peer Educators (Habkern- Switzerland) (Viladecans - Spain) YABC network members from 9 National Societies participated in an 8 day working retreat in the Swiss Alps to focus on the development of the YABC toolkit. These youth, who came together braving snow and long hours of work (not to mention cooking!), ensured that the toolkit will truly be a work by and for National Societies and culturally sensitive. Participants analyzed numerous non-cognitive materials from 30 National Societies and used their experience to develop new games, role plays, visualizations and activities for the toolkit. For an inspiring web story see: http://www.ifrc.org/youth/news/2009/0331switzerland/index.asp This multi-cultural experience inspired a strong collective voice from the Red Cross Red Crescent youth leaders of 23 National Societies which took part from across the globe in this training. The event was organized by the Principles and Values department and the MENA zone and hosted by the Spanish Red Cross. The training aimed to get the YABC youth ready to conduct YABC peer education in the 3rd World Youth Meeting in Solferino. Participants themselves delivered almost half of the course. This allowed them to develop facilitation skills while familiarizing themselves with the draft YABC toolkit. “A critical self-questioning attitude and a commitment to continuous self-improvement are at the basis for becoming a YABC” Barcelona training participants’ evaluation 6 I Principles and values newsletter – Special edition YABC – Statutory meetings 2009 -------------------------------------------------------------
  • 7. Pilot-testing the draft YABC toolkit: Solferino November 2009 Principles and values rd 23 – 27 June 2009 Youth as agents of behavioural 3 World Youth Meeting (Solferino, Italy) change reaches 250 new youth “It’s our time, it’s your time, I just want to introduce the YABCs, Youth as Most interesting YABC workshop elements according to Agents of Behavioural Change! We participants: are youth from 42 National Societies,  Peer education is fun! guided by the Federation’s Principles  Games, role-plays, music and art. and Values Department. We believe  “Heart to mind” and interactive methodology that in our world full of challenges,  Participant-centred experiential learning the move that we want to make as  Multi-cultural platform for youth to dialogue agents of behavioural change is to be the change we  Language diversity (English, French, Arabic, Spanish) want in our communities, by living our fundamental principles, celebrating our diversities and touching the hearts.[…] The YABCs invite you to put our principles into action. Join the YABCs!” Dr. Amal Emam (Egyptian Red Crescent), introducing the official camp song created and performed by YABC: “In a world full of challenges, we the youth of the International Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement Aw bé de yé keléyé commit ourselves to: Respetamos la diversidad 1. Inner change and the development of skills to Change yourself and act, cos we are agents of change promote harmony and positive attitudes within Don’t judge. Drop your bias. Give them advice communities Nous sommes tous égaux, nous sommes les mêmes 2. Live our seven Fundamental Principles as agents of http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xTKsztIYsv8 behavioural change in our communities ... We call on our National Societies to:  Enable youth to take a leadership role in positively changing behaviours and attitudes in our communities, using peer and non-formal education methods such as the IFRC’s “Youth as agents of behavioural change” initiative; http://www.ifrc.org/youth/onthemove/downloads/170700- Youth_declaration-EN-4PAGES-LR.pdf Analysis of the participants’ assessments 10/10 ≤ 5/10 13% 7% 6/10 Which workshops were conducted? 10% 9/10  Violence prevention & culture of peace 18% 7/10  Non-discrimination & respect for diversity 18%  Inter-cultural dialogue  Gender  Operating from Inner Peace - Qi-Gong practice 8/10  Round table on sexual orientation & discrimination 34% 7 I Principles and values newsletter – Special edition YABC – Statutory meetings 2009 -------------------------------------------------------------
  • 8. Field-testing the draft YABC toolkit November 2009 Principles and values 18 July 2009 Charlotte Tocchio, peer Humanitarian Principles and Values Program educator from the P&V (Baabda – Lebanon) Department: “Nothing has allowed me to learn This gathering encompassed the field-testing of 4 materials from the as much than through draft YABC toolkit in order to guide youth volunteers of the Lebanese teaching and discussing Red Cross to organize P&V activities within their communities. Very with my peers” positive feedback both on the draft toolkit and future implementation of the initiative within the National Society was given. 2 - 9 August 2009 International Youth Camp Atlantis V (Mehdia, Morocco) 4 YABC peer educators joined this CCM’s International Youth Camp to challenge their peers’ mindsets, attitudes and behaviours - and were challenged in return! 25 participants had the opportunity to experience the non-cognitive learning methodology used in the YABC initiative and contributed to the YABC draft toolkit’s field-testing. 17 – 23 August 2009 International Youth Camp (Mukono, Uganda) 2 YABC peer educators joined the International Youth Camp organised by the Uganda Red Cross to raise their peers’ awareness on non- discrimination and respect for diversity, gender issues and social inclusion, and equip them with important behavioural skills. 52 participants of the camp enriched the lessons learned from the YABC draft toolkit’s field-testing. Youth underscored the relevance and need to implement this powerful tool at all levels. 9 – 11 October 2009 MENA Youth Regional Meeting From Principles to Action (Tunis, Tunisia) 4 YABC peer educators had the opportunity to stand up for their ideals and to field-test the draft toolkit in this meeting co-organised by ARCCO and the IFRC Regional Delegation for North Africa. The 26 participants discussed the concrete application of P&V topics in their National Societies’ programmes and their integration into their own daily life. The fruitful exchanges during the encounter constitute a good basis for further strengthening solidarity within the region. 8 I Principles and values newsletter – Special edition YABC – Statutory meetings 2009 -------------------------------------------------------------
  • 9. YABC Testimonies November 2009 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_qX7bVY9OGE&feature=channel_page Principles and values Noor Ogly, Syrian Arab Red Crescent: Ernest Nyame-Annan, Ghana Red Cross: “The amazing thing about the “I strongly believe the YABC initiative is Movement is that we all share the same the wheel for all humanitarian services: if principles. Look at us here in Barcelona, it’s well grounded in our activities, it will youth coming from 25 National Societies, breed a real volunteer spirit. I hope it will with different backgrounds and even go beyond the Movement. We need cultures…. We all share the same thing: to think BIG: Boldly, Inspiring and our 7 Principles. We are universality….” Generational. […] Our world will depend on what we do today. If we realize that there are so many Hannington Segirinya, Uganda Red things we need to change and we start today, the future will Cross Society: “Young people can make be brighter. It takes you and me to do it. Your head, your a difference if they come together as a heart, your hand. Join us to change the world!” think tank and act on their ideas. The first thing is to change themselves; then Lyn Garcia, Philippines Red Cross: “If we others look to them for inspiration and invest now in youth, the people who will will act.” lead the organization in the future will know how to run it and what is good for Moshe Ohayon Danenberg, Magen it. YABC needs to be part of all youth David Adom in Israel: "It is very leadership training.” important to stick to the humanitarian principles and values because in our Tamer Ahmad, Egyptian Red Crescent: region sometimes it is very difficult to “The YABC initiative changed a lot inside distinguish what you are doing - is it me: it helps me to feel the real meaning good or bad? When you use the of Humanity and inspires me to do all my principles and values you’ve got some best until we see the effect of our work kind of code you can use. *…+ I feel that if we educate our changes the world into a better world.” youth according to the principles and values, it would probably influence the entire society, especially in armed conflict.” Frederike De Graaf, Netherlands Red Cross: “I think it’s quite human to have Abu Bakar Jalloh, Sierra Leone Red prejudices. YABC seeks to make people Cross, 2009 IFRC Youth Award Winner, aware of their own prejudices, give “The YABC initiative is a potential tool people the tools to realize them and turn for volunteer attraction and retention them into something positive so that they and for work towards meaningful can also spread the word to others.” sustainable development based on a culture of respect for diversity, non- violence and social inclusion.” Salimata Konan, Red Cross Society of Côte d’Ivoire: "In the future I see youth in Toshe Kamilarovski, Red Cross of the charge, youth who are not afraid to see Former Yugoslav Republic of two people of the same sex holding Macedonia: "People are used to saying hands. I hope next time many more ‘This is man’s work; women should stay people participate and don’t hide their home doing the housework and men sexual choice. I support diversity." should bring home money’. Perhaps we cannot be equal physically because of different strengths but we can be equal Yacid Estrada, Colombian Red Cross, in our minds. […] The YABC initative is about freedom of life: member of the RC/RC+ network: “Youth it empowers people to live free, think, express and make need to learn through experience. For conclusions by themselves." example, once you have met someone living with HIV, you will really understand For the YABC statement to the UN Human Rights Council, the human side of it. […] It lowers the see:http://www.un.org/webcast/unhrc/archive.asp?go=090922 stigma.” 9 I Principles and values newsletter – Special edition YABC – Statutory meetings 2009 -------------------------------------------------------------
  • 10. YABC Plan & Budget for 2010-2011 November 2009 Principles and values Field-testing of the draft YABC toolkit by Federation Secretariat field structures and RC/RC National Societies Field-testing already planned: IFRC Mena zone (May), IFRC Asia-Pacific Youth Network Gathering (April), IFRC South East Asia Regional Delegation youth camp (July), IFRC Northern Africa migration campaign; International Youth camp organised by the Swiss Red Cross (July); Sierra Leone Red Cross, Canadian Red Cross, Netherlands Red Cross, etc. Capacity-building on YABC of National Societies youth leaders and volunteers from world-wide to technically support through peer education the field-testing of the draft YABC toolkit in their National Society, IFRC region or zone.  In 2010 and 2011, an international YABC gathering and peer educators capacity-building will be organised in Mali for National Society youth leaders world-wide. Social mobilisation through art, music, dance, theatre, and sports will figure on the agenda. The RCRC+ network will take part and cover discrimination and stigma against PLHIV.  In March 2011, the Mali gathering will also serve to profile the IFRC during the International Year of Volunteering (IYV), in close collaboration with the Organisational Development Department. In this context, youth leaders from the World Alliance of Youth (YMCA, YWCA, Scout Movement, International Award Association) will be invited to join the YABC gathering. The 2011 programme will also seek to include a focus on Youth Volunteering in Emergencies, as well as Community-Based First Aid in violent settings. The YABC toolkit is finalised, available online in 5 languages and officially launched during the 2011 statutory meetings  The draft YABC toolkit needs further development, which will include new contents, such as a peer education manual; short concept papers for all skills, a module on social mobilisation on humanitarian values through dance, sports, music and theatre.  Two self-catering technical meetings of the Toolkit Steering Committee (National Society Youth), will be organised to integrate feedback from field-testing (2010)and finalise the toolkit (2011). Development of indicators measuring the impact of YABC, through a partnership with the Education for Sustainable Development Values-based Indicators research project (EU, 5 Civil Society organisations, including the IFRC, 2 academic research institutions). Technical support to National Societies YABC projects, e.g. youth award winners Sierra Leone and Côte d’Ivoire Red Cross, will be provided. Obtain international, external recognition and expand partnerships, through statements in the World Youth Alliance, UN Human Rights Council, educational fora; etc. 2010 2011 OUTPUT ACTIVITIES AND EXPECTED OUTCOMES (CH.F.) (CH.F.) YABC TOOLKIT: FINALISATION, PRODUCTION, PROMOTION & LAUNCH 97 000 225 000 Further development, finalisation & production of the draft YABC toolkit 62 000 115 000 Technical Steering Committee meeting (5 days, 10 pax) 10 000 10 000 Translation in 5 languages 50 000 Official launch at the 31st International Conference: promotional materials 25 000 50 000 INTERNATIONAL YABC GATHERING AND TRAINING (1 WEEK) 110 000 110 000 Venue costs: travels (40), visas (35), accommodation (60) and transport 80 000 80 000 Consultants 25 000 25 000 Communication coverage 5 000 5 000 Animation of YABC IT platforms (YahooGroup, Facebook…) 10 000 10 000 External partnerships: 20 000 20 000 TOTAL 237 000 365 000 For more information, contact: Dr. Katrien Beeckman, Head, Principles & Values Department, katrien.beeckman@ifrc.org, +41 22 730 46 01 (tel), + 41 22 733 03 95 (fax) 10 I Principles and values newsletter – Special edition YABC – Statutory meetings 2009 -------------------------------------------------------------