Accountability Pill miniseries: Meaningful Youth Engagement

Welcome to Accountable Now's Accountability Pill podcast - your mini dose of CSO accountability.

Global population in 2023 has surpassed 8 billion and with 1.8 young people worldwide, youth currently represent approximately 22.5% of the global population with this number projected to grow in the coming decades. However, young people often face barriers to representation, participation and inclusion, limiting the ability of their voices to be heard. 

In this miniseries on 'Meaningful Youth Engagement' we feature conversations with young people speaking to young people about what meaningful engagement means to them, the barriers and challenges they face, and how organisations can support young people to thrive.

Want to see good practices and actionable tips for engaging with young people? Check out our cheatsheet:

Episode 1: Caleb Masusu

(Global Voice and Democracy Manager)

Learn about some of the barriers young people face to participation and how CSOs can support young people in dismantling barriers, plus hear about the work that Restless Development is doing to ensure youth participation and strengthen youth civil society.


Read about Restless Development’s youth-led approach.

Episode 2: Abiee Harris and Maddie Wray-Reynolds

(Youth Voice and Participation team)

As part of the newly formed Youth Voice and Participation Team at Girlguiding South West England, Abiee Harris and Maddie Wrey-Reynolds discuss future plans for enabling young people’s participation in decision making processes, and the need to engage young people by meeting them where they are.


Learn more: GirlGuiding South West England.

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