||"Luis Davila-Ortega" [ profile ]
Re: [YouthandPRSPs] E-Course
Feb 21st, 2007 - 15:03:58
My name is Luis Davila-Ortega, and I used to work with the Global Youth Action Network (GYAN). Currently I'm working with Junior Achievement of New York in a project focusing on Latin American young immigrants in New York. I am also a freelance consultant on youth development issues.
As taskforce member for the Global Youth Coalition on HIV/AIDS (GYCA), I helped to create e-courses on project management, political advocacy and fundraising. Let me know if I can be of help to develop these courses. Also, is there an organization or group that is going to host and/or facilitate these courses? I think this is important to ensure this project's sustainability.
On 16 Feb 2007 19:41:36 -0000
Selene Biffi wrote:
> Dear All,
> my name is Selene Biffi and I am the founder of Youth
> Action for Change, a global platform empowering young
> people in 120 countries wordwide with the tools and
> skills they need to tackle urgent issues in their
> We have been the first youth-led organisation ever to
> offer free peer-to-peer online courses in a vast array
> of subjects (Sust Dev, Human Rights, MDGs, Youth
> Empowerment and Participation, Gender Issues, Social
> Ledership and more), and have received several praises
> and awards from organisation the likes of Unicef,
> Oxfam, the World Bank, Ashoka, OneWorld, Nokia and
> many more. Currently, we are an official project of
> the UN Decade for Sustainable Development.
> We are now drafting our calendar for 2007, and will be
> launching a new website and elearning platform in
> March. We have formal partenrships with ICCHRA and
> PNYV!, two wonderful and innovative youth-led
> projects, which add on to our expertise and skills. We
> can definitely help in drafting and providing an
> online course for free to all those interested,
> providing you let us know your priorities and issues
> you want to focus on.
> Looking forward to hearing from you soon,
> Best Regards,
> Selene Biffi
> Youth Action for Change
> --- "Stephen N.Asek" wrote:
> > Dear All, certianly by now almost all of the
> > participants in the E-Consultation much have
> > received or gone through the brief report presented
> > by Theophilus and the other team members at the
> > workshop.
> > However, few of us if not all can claim of not
> > experiencing some sought of poverty in our backyard
> > or country, it was agreed at the meeting that we
> > begin our poverty reduction efforts and prospective
> > participation in the PRSPs of our various countries
> > by implementing the proposed programs of actions and
> > strategies outlined in the WDR 2007 and the MDGs.
> > The reason we begin with these documents as tools
> > for action is evident; to curb poverty we must have
> > access or garner sufficient statistics to support
> > areas of intervention and coverage and target/
> > vulnerable groups and population for which to deploy
> > existing resources to improve on the livelihood of
> > those groups that have been identified with evidence
> > as those experiencing poverty. If you carefully read
> > through the MDGS and the WDR 2007 you will find
> > thses vulnerable groups and interventions mapped;
> > out including ways forward.
> > Therefore our first course is to identify where
> > the cap fits us or our communities in these
> > documents and develop programs, workshop, advocacy
> > tools and mechanisms etc to reverse the trends.
> > On my part i find a lot of relavance with the
> > second chance aspect of the WDR and i am creating a
> > positive plateform that will set in motion second
> > chance programs etc for vulnerable and drop out
> > young people in our communities via the initiative
> > of Wire Africa.See www.wireafrica.org for more infor
> > relating to Young People in Poverty Reduction and
> > Economic Empowerment efforts;cutting across America,
> > Africa, India and Asia
> > I began by collecting a data base of local youth
> > organisations addressing divergent youth related
> > issues in my country to affliate them with agencies
> > and organisations that will enhace their capacity in
> > the poverty reduction fight via creative exchange,
> > interchange and partnership and how to go about
> > participation in national development strategies and
> > the PRSP.
> > It is my humble suggestion that if we connect,
> > discover, research, get to the field, gather
> > qualitative data and propose potential life
> > changing programs to our governments and donor
> > agencies from a youth friendly and youth development
> > angle we will be able to respond as youths in the
> > delima of vunerable communities and young people at
> > risk.
> > This is our season, now is our day to express
> > ourselves as development partners to those who have
> > consented to work with us in reversing our/youth/
> > delimas like STDs, HIV/AIDS,unempolyment, illitracy,
> > early marriages, inaccessibility to communication
> > technology and information, FGM, breast ironing,
> > malaria, famine, abortion, rape, etc.
> > We all lok forward to the manual even as we
> > mobilse our selves to work on previously existing
> > poverty reduction documents and reports.
> > Stephen N Asek
> > I thank everybody.I would like to propose that
> > some experts or specialists or experimented person
> > give us some e-courses on PRSPs(e.g advocacy to
> > reduce poverty,management of poverty reduction
> > projects,enterpreneurship skills and so on) in order
> > to build young people capacity on PRSPs.
> > Hoping to hear from you soon.
> > Yours Sincerely
> > Diomandé Moussa
> > http://profiles.takingitglobal.org/diomday
> > - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
> > E-consultation on youth participation in Poverty
> > Reduction Strategy Papers (PRSPs).
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> > Deputy Executive Director
> > International Governance Institute,Cameroon (Focal
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