As part of the program, youth advisory group members will provide input and recommendations for the design and approach of a training series to socialize CEPPS youth resources, including the Engaging Young People Across Sectors toolkit and the Practitioner’s Guide for Social and Behavioral Change, amongst young leaders, CEPPS staff, and partners through training and discussion forums. Youth advisory group members will work with the CEPPS team to incorporate social behavior change and ensure the awareness campaign discusses social norms that create barriers to youth participation and encourage a more positive and constructive narrative to facilitate more enabling environments for youth participation.
Find out more about the seven members of the 2022 Youth DRG Cross-Sectoral Advisory Group here.
What is the CEPPS Youth DRG Cross-Sectoral Initiative?
Under the USAID Democratic Elections and Political Processes Award (DEPP) Award, the Consortium for Elections and Political Process Strengthening (CEPPS) is facilitating an initiative to explore the intersections of democracy, human rights, and governance (DRG) and other youth development sectors, bringing together practitioners, donors, and young leaders from across the world. This initiative is both a forum and a learning community exploring cross-sectoral approaches that foster meaningful youth political participation, representation, and leadership across sectors.
What is the CEPPS Youth Cross-Sectoral Advisory Group?
The advisory group is a six-month leadership opportunity for seven young people between the ages of 18 to 30 with a proven track record of leadership and participation across youth development sectors, including but not limited to: democracy and governance; health; peace and security; and livelihoods. Advisory group members will play a key role in expanding the knowledge and resources for designing and implementing youth-led cross-sectoral programs.