We know that young people hold the power to create transformational change.
Source: UN, 2023
However, they are often faced with barriers that prevent them from being seen or heard.
The ‘Youth Engagement’ podcast series
Hear from young people, speaking to other young people, about what meaningful youth engagement means to them, some of the barriers they face, and their ideas for how to create a better future for all.
Learn about some of the challenges to youth 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.
Find out more about Restless Development’s youth-led approach.
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 SWE.
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 about CIVICUS' Youth Action Team.