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 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.
Accountable Now is committed to supporting young people to be seen and have their voices heard.
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