The CIVICUS Youth Assembly 2016 will take place on 24 April in Bogota, Colombia at University Rosario.
It will provide youth and youth organisations with an opportunity to exchange best practices for high-impact civic engagement, fortify collaboration, forge new partnerships, and build strategic and technical capacity.
YOUTH ASSEMBLY PROGRAMME
Morning session (2h) – Capacity Building Workshops
ENGAGING YOUTH AS ACTORS OF CHANGE
Organised by Open Society Foundation - Zack Turk and Rachele Tardi
How civil society organisations improve techniques and programmes to better engage with young populations?
YOUNG WOMEN EMPOWERMENT COMPARATIVE CASES: MULTIPLYING YOUNG GIRLS LEADERS
Organised by OCASA and Open Society Foundation Fellows
Andrea Benavides, OCASA - Tiffany Kagure Mugo, HOLAAfrica - Sharmin Hossain, Dalit Women’s Self Respect Yatra.
What are civil society’s main challenges and recommendations to support young women activists’ empowerment?
ACTIVATING THE CLIMATE GENERATION: YOUTH PARTICIPATION IN CLIMATE CHANGE SOLUTIONS
Organised by Movimiento Climático de Jóvenes Colombianos and Ambiente y Sociedad, Young colombian women activists leaders, Johanna Cifuentes - Xiomara Acevedo and Alicia Gómez
Showcase space to highlight best practices on how different youth civil society representatives are successfully participating in the implementation of formal and informal solutions for Climate Change at the local and international level.
CULTURE FOR PEACE AND TOLERANCE: YOUTH PEACE TALKS
Organised by Pedagogía del Instante, Universidad Javeriana and AIESEC Colombia
Culture for Peace programme coordinators - Miguel Hernández Franco, Juanita Rodríguez León and Juan Felipe Durán and AIESEC Colombia vice-president – Laura Pacheco
This session will open the discussion on how to build peace through educational solutions to tackle a plurality of civil society challenges like non-violent and peaceful communication. The aim is to prepare youth delegates to engage at the ICSW event: “Civil Society committed to Peace Building in Colombia”.
Afternoon session (2h) – Capacity Building Workshops
EFFECTIVE CAMPAIN BUILDING FOR YOUTH CIVIC RIGHTS PROTECTION – LATIN AMERICA CASE
Organised by Juventud Lac
Capacity building workshop on campaign building in emergency/crisis situations with organisational, strategic and management tools for youth movements. Comparative cases of Latin American countries.
CREATIVE ADVOCACY TOOLS TO FOSTER A CULTURE OF BELONGING
Organised by Taking IT Global – Liam O’Doherty and Engajamundo – Raquel Rosenberg
Dialogue and creative artistic expression around the questions: Why do some groups and individuals face barriers and challenges in social connections with others? What does social inclusion have to do with the sustainable development goals? How are we fostering a culture of belonging and inclusion within our communities and across movements?
METHODS AND TOOLS TO MAINSTREAM YOUTH VOICES IN CIVIL SOCIETY
Organised by the CIVICUS Youth Action Team
The 2016 – 2019 CIVICUS Youth Action Team will conceive the new strategic agenda on how youth participation issues can be better mainstreamed in CIVICUS programmes and how to scale up new initiatives on youth civic participation.
PAZ A LA JÓVEN, IMAGINING AND IMPLEMENTING PEACE SCENARIOS FOR YOUTH
Organised by UNICEF
Interactive capacity building session to develop and promote strategies on how children and teenagers can build peace with art, sport, music and communication. The aim is to present and empower youth as main actors in peace building and reconciliation spaces through thinking, expressing, participating and communicating.
All day activities
- UNICEF Stand “Somos Paz”
- Art contest What does Belonging Look like
- Video making : Bogota Declaration on “Youth Civic Engagement with Peace and SDGs”