Youth Leadership, Partnership and Accountability 2.0
Strengthened youth-led accountability will enable young people to more effectively hold decision makers accountable for their commitments to Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights and Gender Equality.
Restless Development, in partnership with UNFPA, and with young people from across East and Southern Africa, have developed recommendations for strengthening youth-led accountability, and a model for how to implement these. We have also pulled together guidance, tips and resources from youth advocates and development practitioners, to support partners to more meaningfully engage young people in this process.
The package is made up of three parts, as outlined below. Available for download individually or combined.
Part 1: Recommendations
This resource outlines WHAT needs to be done to strengthen youth-led accountability to achieve Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights and Gender Equality for all by 2030, and shares some practical ideas for HOW this could be done. These recommendations were developed by young people from across East and Southern Africa through a series of in-person consultations, and respond directly to the context and challenge also outlined in this resource.
Youth Leadership, Partnership & Accountability 2.0, Part 1: Recommendations
Part 2: The Model
This resource sets out the 8 steps of the youth-led accountability model, from identifying a focus issue to seeking accountability and feeding back to community members. This resource clarifies the role of both young people and development practitioners at each step, and is packed full of case studies and examples from young people already leading this work.
Youth Leadership, Partnership & Accountability 2.0, Part 2: The Model
Part 3: An ‘Unofficial’ Handbook
This resource provides additional guidance for how to meaningfully engage young people Learning from the direct experiences of young people and development practitioners working at the national, regional and global levels, this handbook is packed full of tips, practical tools and links to additional resources. The handbook also includes specific guidance on working with young people from marginalized groups.