||Selene Biffi [ profile ]
E-Course Offer - Youth Action for Change
Feb 22nd, 2007 - 11:39:30
we would gladly help in drafting and creating an
ad-hoc e-course. However, we would like to ask all the
intersetde people to contribute by sharing your ideas
and point of view, and getting involved, so as to
create a true for-youth and by-youth effective tool
for change (including drafting parts of the course,
facilitating some of it or providing contacts). We
really need you tell us what your priorities are, and
the kind of course that you envision. Some of you have
already got in touch with me to propose help, hope
that more of you will join us!
So, looking forward to work with you all!
--- Salma Ismail wrote:
> Dear Selene,
> thank you so much for sharing this information. It
> will be a great opportunity for all young people,
> for me it is.
> Thank you,
> Salma Ismail
> ----- Original Message ----
> From: Selene Biffi
> To: Salma Ismail
> Sent: Saturday, February 17, 2007 12:41:31 AM
> Subject: Re: [YouthandPRSPs] E-Course
> Dear All,
> my name is Selene Biffi and I am the founder of
> Action for Change, a global platform empowering
> 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
> offer free peer-to-peer online courses in a vast
> of subjects (Sust Dev, Human Rights, MDGs, Youth
> Empowerment and Participation, Gender Issues, Social
> Ledership and more), and have received several
> 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
> 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.
> 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
> > 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
> > or country, it was agreed at the meeting that we
> > begin our poverty reduction efforts and
> > participation in the PRSPs of our various
> > by implementing the proposed programs of actions
> > strategies outlined in the WDR 2007 and the MDGs.
> > The reason we begin with these documents as
> > for action is evident; to curb poverty we must
> > access or garner sufficient statistics to support
> > areas of intervention and coverage and target/
> > vulnerable groups and population for which to
> > existing resources to improve on the livelihood of
> > those groups that have been identified with
> > as those experiencing poverty. If you carefully
> > 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
> > 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
> > relating to Young People in Poverty Reduction and
> > Economic Empowerment efforts;cutting across
> > 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
> > and organisations that will enhace their capacity
> > the poverty reduction fight via creative
> > interchange and partnership and how to go about
> > participation in national development strategies
> > 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
> > angle we will be able to respond as youths in the
> > delima of vunerable communities and young people
> > risk.
> > This is our season, now is our day to express
> > ourselves as development partners to those who
> > consented to work with us in reversing our/youth/
> > delimas like STDs, HIV/AIDS,unempolyment,
> > 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
> > 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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> > Stephen Nkem Asek
> > Deputy Executive Director
> > International Governance Institute,Cameroon (Focal
> > Integrity Teams)
> > http://www.igi-integrity.org
> > E.Mail:aseksteve (at) igi-integrity.org
> > Also
> > Social Economic Development Research Officer,
> > Global Network for Good Governance
> > Cameroon
> > Adviser on Youth Issues to M.P. Hon. Victoria. T.
> > Ndando
> > Tel 237 9171656
> > Fax 237 333 31 75
> > E.Mail:aseksteve (at) yahoo.com
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