PROGRAMS AND EVENTS
4. Youth Unemployment & Prospects in the Informal Sector Multi stakeholder ConferenceDATE: 18-21 June 2013
-Unpacking youth unemployment and the informal sector in collaboration with Government ministries, CSO`s private & public sector-Positioning the Informal sector to bridge the youth unemployment gap & practical field experiences
-Existing Policy frameworks governing youth issues
-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
5. National Youth PolicyDate: 16 July 2013
(NYP) Review 2013
-JOWOG review & internalization of the NYP.-Strategies of effectively disseminating NYP
-Leverage on opportunities availed by the NYP
-Need to convert NYP into enforceable Act/law.
-Increased JOWOG members knowledge of NYP
-Identified quick entries & quick wins through use of ICT & baseline information gathering.
6.Presentation of Youth PolicyDate: 10 December 2013
Briefs to Parliament
-Sensitize Parliament (Youth Development Portfolio Committee) on key youth issues-Increase youth participation in policy formulation
-Input into national discourse & youth issues.
-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.
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.
- 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.
- 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.
- To use social media as an advocacy and information sharing tool.
- Improved appreciation of the importance of using good writing skills for quality documents.
- A measurable ability to effectively produce synthesized material.
- A draft policy brief developed based on each participant’s area of work.
- Participants know how to create social media tools to reach their target group