Youth Engagement Series Part 3: Vanessa Chisakula

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Global population in 2023 has surpassed 8 billion, young people (under 30) currently represent approximately 52% 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.

Part 3: Vanessa Chisakula

(Youth Action Team, CIVICUS)

In Part 3, we speak with Vanessa Chisakula (from CIVICUS’ Youth Action Team) about the importance of creating an enabling environment for youth to innovate and thrive – and how to avoid tokenistic engagement.

Learn more: CIVICUS’ Youth Action Team.

Check out other episodes of our miniseries on youth engagement

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