YOUTH PARTICIPATION IN THE DECISION MAKING PROCESS

31 Jan 17
ZAMBIA


Restless Development Zambia alumni and staff on 18th January, 2017 made a presentation to the parliamentary committee on Youth and Sport on the subject of Youth Participation in the Decision making Process in Zambia.

The submission was made to the committee on Youth and Sport following a request by the clerk of the National Assembly.

The submitted paper provided substantial recommendations to the Members of Parliament and policy makers informed by critical evidence generated through Restless Developments’ direct delivery work in schools, communities and Colleges of Education.

Among the key recommendations provided was re-establishment of National Youth Parliament, strengthening of formal youth representation, development of materials that target duty bearers and civic leaders on meaning youth participation and involvement, youth participation to go beyond the traditional civic activities such as voting, volunteering and being consulted, lastly adoption of youth quotas.

"After this oral presentation, Restless Development will be in touch with some members of parliament from this committee to strategize on how to engage them in their respective constituencies in line with having youth participation in decision making”, said Desmond Maubo, Project Manager at Restless Development Zambia.

In the photo: Restless Development Staff and Alumni pose for a photo with Members of the Parliamentary Committee after making the submission on the state of youth participation in Zambia.