Report Launch: Youth and the Post-2015 Agenda

14 May 13

We invite you to join the ODI and the DFID/CSO Youth Working Group at this multi-stakeholder discussion on the case for youth-led development in post-2015.

When: Tuesday 28th May 2013, 17.30-19.00 GMT+1
Where: Overseas Development Institute, London, and streamed live online

Youth Voices Front CoverFrom participatory consultations and ‘tweet-ups’ to roundtables with the UN High Level Panel, young people have already been a visible presence in the emerging post-2015 process. Young people are proving that they are credible and energetic partners in the international process to define the new global development agenda. Whilst today’s youth generation is the largest cohort of young people ever: 1.2 billion people aged 15 ‐ 24 their views and unique needs are still not sufficiently visible in policy debates on international development. The post-2015 process provides a great opportunity for their increased visibility.

This ODI / DFID CSO Youth Working Group event will launch an ODI report on the case for investing in young people as part of the 2015 framework and hear results from a participatory, multi-country consultation process carried out by Youth Working Group partners with young people on their visions and solutions for the ‘future we want’. Expert panellists will share their reflections on how a youth-lens to the post-2015 development framework can deliver for wider society:

  • Paola Pereznieto – Research Fellow, ODI
  • Victoria Forsgate – Global advocacy manager, Restless Development
  • Neva Frecheville – Beyond2015 Co-Chair
  • Government respondent – tbc
  • Youth leader on post-2015 – tbc
  • Chaired by Adam Leach – CEO, Y Care International

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