Developed in collaboration with UNICEF’s Adolescent Development and Participation Unit, New York, these booklets are a set of four how-to guides on promoting adolescent participation in decision making.
Together the booklets provide a comprehensive framework for participation that can be adapted for various social and cultural environments. The first booklet helps explain what participation is and why it is important to involve young people in decision-making processes. The second booklet addresses the roles adults can play in creating an environment which enables meaningful youth participation. The third booklet looks at fitting participation into the life-cycle of a project, and the fourth booklet lists “tools” for making participation happen.
The booklets are aimed at UNICEF country offices worldwide, and youth projects of all shapes and sizes. If you decide to use them, CYP would very much like to hear from you: your lessons learned and how you adapted the tools for your context.