1. 4. Youth Unemployment & Prospects in the Informal Sector Multi stakeholder Conference

     DATE: 18-21 June 2013


    -Unpacking youth unemployment and the informal sector in collaboration with Government ministries, CSO`s private & public sector
    -Existing Policy frameworks governing youth issues

     -Positioning the Informal sector to bridge the youth unemployment gap & practical  field experiences

-Need to meaningfully engage youth in policy formulation, especially those that affect them.
-Government ministries working with youth gathered together for the 1st time ever and agreed to harmonize policies and mainstream youth in their ministries.
- Ministries agreed to consultation & implement their policies with youth.
-Mentorship identified as a key process for youth entrepreneurship success.

-Publication of an informative DVD of the Conference




  1. 5. National Youth Policy
    (NYP) Review 2013

     Date: 16 July 2013

  3. -JOWOG review & internalization of the NYP.
    -Leverage on opportunities availed by the NYP

    -Strategies of effectively disseminating NYP

-Increased JOWOG members knowledge of NYP 
-Identified quick entries & quick wins through use of ICT & baseline information gathering.

-Need to convert NYP into enforceable Act/law. 



  1. 6.Presentation of Youth Policy
    Briefs to Parliament

     Date: 10 December 2013


    -Sensitize Parliament (Youth Development Portfolio Committee) on key youth issues
    -Input into national discourse & youth issues.

    -Increase youth participation in policy formulation

-Raised awareness on key Youth issues
-Encouraged Parliamentarians to craft youth sensitive policies.
-JOWOG directly contributing & influencing policy  

- Youth Portfolio Committee recognizing JOWOG as a key youth

partner in policy formulation and consultative processes.


Overall objective:
To train and strengthen the capacity of participants in advocacy from the Zimbabwe Ministry of Primary and Secondary Education and the Inter-Country Quality Nodes (ICQNs) the skill of writing policy briefs on Peace Education & Mathematics and Science Education.

Specific objectives

  1. To develop participants understanding of how to take a key issue and develop a coherent analysis and argument that advocates a set of actions or recommendations – the basis of a policy brief.
  2. To improve participants persuasive writing skills, including grammatical standards, developing a coherent story line, and their ability to synthesize research to support the advocated position.
  3. To use social media as an advocacy and information sharing tool.

Expected outputs:

  1. Improved appreciation of the importance of using good writing skills for quality documents.
  2. A measurable ability to effectively produce synthesized material.
  3. A draft policy brief developed based on each participant’s area of work.
  4. Participants know how to create social media tools to reach their target group