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Tools for » PBF/LBR/A-7 Youth Empowerment Services for Peace Building and Stability
Project ID:00070703Description:PBF/LBR/A-7 YES PEACE
Fund:
Peacebuilding Fund
Start Date *: 24 Apr 2009
Theme:
Democratic Governance -W2
End Date*: 30 Apr 2011
Country: Liberia Project Status: Financially Closed
  Participating Organization:   UNICEF - United Nations Children's Fund
About

Project Description:

The pilot project aims to facilitate the integration of young people into their communities and society.  It builds their resilience – or assets – and reduces risks, particularly marginalisation and exclusion, through a human rights-based approach.  The creation of Youth-Friendly Spaces will harness the creativity and potential of young people in productive and socially cohesive ways and support the foundation for social cohesion and change.  The integrated approach of this project will provide important lessons for understanding and addressing youth issues in Liberia and in post-conflict settings more generally.

 

Peace building Impact:

This pilot project aims to integrate youth into local and national economic, social, and political systems:  in so doing, it reduces the propensity for alienated youth to be drawn into destructive and violent structures and actions.

 

Outcome(s):

Key Expected Outcomes:

  • Enhanced capacity of targeted youth population to assume leadership, participate in local and national policy networks and decision making processes and to contribute to peace and development.
  • Targeted youth are empowered to use their capacities, skills, opportunities and energies constructively to enhance non-violence, peaceful co-existence and assume civil responsibilities on all levels of society.
  • Targeted youth are empowered to make informed choices and decisions about their lives.  Enhanced ability of targeted youth to take responsibility contributes to stabilisation and inclusion of society.
  • Improved understanding and knowledge about youth issues leads to “youth-sensitised” local and national policy making-structures.

 

Outputs and Key Activities:

Outputs:

Output 1: 5,000 youth acquire effective leadership skills in areas like: team building, strategic participation in community development decision making functioning in Grand Bassa and Grand Cape Mount;

Output 2: Youth and communities knowledge and skills in approaches to non-violent conflict resolution and mediation enhanced

Output 3: Increased access to and utilization of youth friendly SRH knowledge, information and services, including VCT, distribution of contraceptives, RH kits and provision of life skills

Output 4: Efficient coordination systems and monitoring  mechanisms established at central, county and youth centre levels

 

Activities

1. Training

Training of peer educators in the areas of:

-          leadership skills, participatory decision-making civic, human rights

-          peacebuilding, mediation, facilitation, conflict resolution, non-violent communication

-          SRH, HIV/AIDS, STI, ICT

Trainings for targeted youth:

-          leadership skills, participatory decision-making civic, human rights

-          peacebuilding, mediation, facilitation, conflict resolution, non-violent communication

-          SRH, HIV/AIDS, STI, ICT

 

2. Activities

Target youth design, plan and implement their own activities in and around the Youth Friendly Spaces (such as peace festivals, radio programmes, dramas etc. Activities cannot be defined yet; activities will be designed during the implementation period)

 

3. Services

- Psychosocial life skills counselling

- Procure and distribute RH kits including rape treatment kits and contraceptives and condoms made available through the Youth Centres – “Youth friendly SRH Corner” and in nearby health centres and community clinics/CHT

- Provision of Information Services on training issues (above) and additional youth related issues such as employment, political processes, education etc. provided

 

4. Reporting

-Targeted youth collect information on the situation of youth in the community

- Reporting and documentation

- Mapping exercise

 

5. Monitoring and Evaluation

Establish a monitoring and evaluation management information system to track programme outputs

  • Develop monitoring information system benchmarks and ensure performance improvement through the development of data collection tools, reporting formats and evaluation instruments
  • Train MoYS monitoring focal points in Information resource services management

Procure logistical equipments for MYS to facilitate project monitoring and supervision

 

Indicator and Benchmarks:

  • Numbers of seats for youth on decision-making bodies (such as county/district/town/committees and councils).
  • Numbers of young people involved in peace building and community mediation as educators; as beneficiaries.
  • Percentage decreases in incidence of youth crime
  • Percentage of  young people, especially adolescent girls, participating in sexual reproductive health awareness raising and life skills education
  • Increased number youth actively making life choices that are based on healthy decisions
  • Percentage of  young people using counselling services offered through the youth friendly spaces
  • Number of joint monitoring visits conducted and filed monitoring recommendations implemented  

 

Procurement:

Procure logistical equipments for MYS to facilitate project monitoring and supervision; mobile Info COM Service Truck; motor bikes; computers and accessories.

 

 

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