Youth Create Change is a pilot intervention launched by the Local Governance and Civil Society Development Programme (LGP) implemented in collaboration with the Ministry of Local Government (MoLG), the Municipal Development and Lending Fund (MDLF) and selected civil society organizations. The YCC aims at engaging youth in local decision making processes.
On the national level the YCC intervention is going to support the Ministry of Local Government and relevant Government structures to adopt a Youth Policy and to introduce needed regulatory reforms in order to institutionalize youth participation in local decision-making processes.
On the municipal level, new structures are going to be established: the Youth Officer, a municipal employee; a Youth Action Plan and a municipal budget line for youth activities.
The Youth Officer is meant to be the focal person in the municipality for all youth related issues; his/her main tasks are planning, initiating, coordinating and assisting in any activity related to the area of youth work.
On the community level, the program intends to utilize Youth Promoters: adolescents (15- 29 years old) who play a strategic role in terms of mobilizing their peers for youth related issues and act as a mediator and facilitator between the Youth Officer and the young people in the community.
Young people aged 15 – 29 and Youth workers / youth officers
Capacities of LGUS (Local Government Units):
Capacity of youth at city level:
The current focus of the YCC programme and main activities are:
The active engagement of young people in the society and decision-making processes is becoming nowadays a crucial and globally discussed topic. The World Programme of Action for Youth (WPAY) adopted by the United Nation General Assembly in 1995, considered the full and effective participation of youth in society and decision-making as one of its 15 priority areas for action to improve the situation of young people around the world. It is acknowledge that young people are part of the solution to the difficulties they face and not merely a problem to be resolved by others. The UN Child Rights Convention recognizes children and young people as individuals whose dignity must be respected. It promotes the principle that youth are entitled to express their views on all matters that affect them and to have those views taken seriously. Participation is a right and young people have to influence decision-making processes and those activities or programmes related to youth.
For more information on the project:
Project Manager “Youth Create Change (YCC)”
Tel: +970 297 6662
GIZ - Sektorprogramm „Menschenrechte einschließlich Kinder- und Jugendrechte umsetzen in der Entwicklungszusammenarbeit“
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