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Practical Tips on Engaging Young People in the COVID-19 Response

Learners explore key considerations for ensuring young people’s participation and engagement during COVID-19.
The following abstract is from COVID 19: Working with and for young people, UNFPA, IFRC, 2020.

Young people should be treated as partners in all phases of the COVID-19 response. This means they are:

● Systematically included through consultations, feedback and knowledge sharing;

● Involved in decision-making at all levels, including budget allocations an intervention planning; and

● Engaged in implementation of response measures.

Humanitarian organizations can foster or/and support youth engagement in responses to COVID-19. Some examples of how are outlined below.

Your Task

How could/is your organization work/ing with young people to support their engagement in the COVID-19 response?

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