Insecurity and Uncertainty: Marginalised young people's living rights in fragile and conflict affected situations in Nepal and Ethiopia

Lead Research Organisation: Goldsmiths College
Department Name: Anthropology

Abstract

The research will generate new knowledge about youth understandings of uncertainty, violence, poverty and rights. It will provide insights into how to support and sustain pathways out of poverty for street connected and marginalised youth. The research is timely as it will inform the implementation of the UN's sustainable development goals, in which inequality is a key theme.

The overall aim of the research is to generate new knowledge about how marginalised youth perceive, navigate, negotiate and respond to uncertainty and how this may affect their rights and pathways out of poverty in impoverished fragile and conflict affected communities, which may also be prone to natural disasters.

The relationship between poverty and uncertainty will be examined in Ethiopia and Nepal in partnership with CHADET and ActionAid Nepal, organisations that have demonstrated their local expertise in working with the most marginalised children and youth on poverty, rights and participation.

The objectives of the research are informed by Bauman's theories about communities and autonomy that that have not previously been applied to conceptualise how marginalised youth experience uncertainty, poverty and their rights in fragile and conflict affected developing country contexts. The objectives will enable the project to produce new knowledge about the way vulnerable and marginalised street connected youth experience poverty as they grow up, and how this is affected by conflict, violence, instability, peer groups and migration. The new insights will have direct impact on the practices of policy organisations that address poverty through initiatives for youth education and rights.

Detailed research questions explore how vulnerability, agency, and rights affect young people's daily coping strategies, sense of security, belonging and autonomy and how their dreams and identities change as they grow up in settings from busy urban centres to remote rural settings in Nepal and Ethiopia. The project will advance our understandings of why - in times of conflict and in post-conflict and fragile environmental and social settings, youth reject traditional norms, form new social norms and seek support and leadership in alternative groupings and forms of peer support, such as gangs and extremist groups.

Creative innovative methods, such as mapping, rivers of life, photo narrative, network and support diagrams, will help to reveal youth perspectives on the complexities of their lives. Through working with 1,000 youth and 320 adults and 80 key stakeholders, the international research team will analyse how thinking and strategies differ between genders and generations. 250 detailed case studies in each country will be collected to provide stories from young men, women and youth of the third gender, aged 15-24 years, which will also help to understand how marginalised youth experiences of poverty and perceptions of and strategies in the face of uncertainty change depending on intersecting aspects ethnicity, caste, religion, disability, education and socio-economic status.

New evidence about poverty, uncertainty and children's living rights will be presented to policy makers and providers of youth services, including government and non-government representatives, in national reference groups in Nepal and Ethiopia. In the conflict affected locations, detailed evidence on local policies and interventions that support youth to deal with uncertainty will include poverty alleviation, peacebuilding and education. Through dialogue with decision-makers about the complex realities for marginalised and street connected youth and what has made a positive difference to their lives, re-conceptualisation of youth policy and programmes will be encouraged and monitored.

Planned Impact

Impact mechanisms:
1. Re-conceptualisation of youth policy and programmes of intervention in research locations will be encouraged and monitored by partners. In these impoverished and conflict affected areas, detailed evidence on what supports youth to deal with uncertainty will include family support, poverty alleviation and social policy interventions, peacebuilding and formal/ informal education. Through dialogue with youth, adults and decision-makers about the complex lives of marginalised and street connected youth, an assessment will be made of what has made a positive difference to their lives.
2. New empirical evidence will be presented to national policy makers with a remit for poverty alleviation and providers of youth services. National Reference Groups will be facilitated in Ethiopia and Nepal by partners to discuss implications of findings and national research uptake, and will consist of government representatives, INGOs, donors and academics.
3. Research dissemination and uptake will be the focus of international and national seminars on youth uncertainty in fragile and conflict-affected communities and pathways out of poverty for marginalised and street connected youth.
4. Through co-construction of methodology, including team analysis and joint authored research publications, research capacity of academic and national based organisations will be increased.
5. Ethical protocols for positive impact across contexts will include locally agreed child protection procedures, and informed consent from youth and guardians. Researchers will engage with the most marginalised youth, treating them with respect as active participants and avoiding risks associated with the research processes by signposting to services and counselling.
6. Youth involved in the research will have the opportunity to be involved in ongoing interventions and advocacy through partner initiatives after the period of the research.

Impact beneficiaries:
1. Immediate and ongoing impact: Street connected and marginalised youth in the research will be encouraged to examine what has helped them with uncertainty as part of their involvement in the project and can continue to join advocacy initiatives. Vulnerable participants will be signposted to appropriate services if they are at any risk or if they have identified issues not previously known to partners.
2. Medium-term impact: Government departments, non-governmental and community-based organisations that have responsibility for provision of youth rights, including child protection and youth participation. Impact on policy and practice will be achieved through the international and national reports/outputs and dialogue with local stakeholders and national reference groups.
3. Long-term impact: National and international inter-sectorial policy makers relevant to youth poverty alleviation, social policy, peacebuilidng and education, and officials responsible for policies for street connected children, reporting to the Commission on the Rights of the Child, and for implementation of SDGs regarding youth and inequalities, INGOs and donors. Research findings will enhance and underpin local, national and international policy initiatives and practice in partners.
4. Academic impact: Academic/ practitioner researchers in Ethiopia, Nepal, and the UK team. Research capacity will be developed through co-construction of the methodology, conducting methodology workshops for local postgraduate students and academics, facilitating reference groups and co-authoring findings/research outputs.

Dissemination of research evidence and research uptake internationally will be informed by an advisory group: Prof R Chambers (IDS); Dr G Crivello (Young Lives, Oxford); Prof K Hanson (Geneva); Prof A Robinson-Pant (UEA); Dr S Thomas de Benitez (Consortium for Street Children); Prof F Hardman (York); J Healey (ChildHope UK); D Walker (ODI); Prof M Benedicte-Dembour, Prof A Church, Prof D Stephens (UoB).

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Description This research project, carried out in urban sites and fragile earthquake affected and drought prone areas and post conflict situations, has been able to access some of the most marginalised and vulnerable young people across Ethiopia and Nepal. By starting from the perspectives of young women, young men and young people who are genderfluid, Youth Uncertainty Rights (YOUR) World Research has used visual and moving participatory methods to understand the complex lives of street connected and marginalised rural youth. The project has provided the space for young people to express their feelings about how uncertainty affects their lives, and for young people to express their views about what they require to access services, realise rights in fragile and post conflict environments in order to better support their successful journeys out of poverty and transitions as they grow up.

In both countries the national teams worked with over 500 marginalised youth, including 250 in-depth and focused case studies. Four sites in each country provide evidence from youth in rural fragile earthquake and drought affected fragile environments, conflict situations and of young lives on the streets of capital cities and smaller towns. Young people also provide illustrations of their journeys and reasons for migration in search of alternative futures.

In Ethiopia the research sites are: Addis Ketema, a sub-city of Addis Ababa; drought affected Woredas of Hetosa; the small town of Woreta in Amhara and the surrounding rural area of Fogera. In Nepal the research sites are: Kathmandu to work in slums and with street connected youth; Sindhupalchowk in the earthquake affected area; and in Kapilvastu urban and rural localities.

National non-governmental partners helped to identify and access marginalised young people; the team then worked with youth to understand their life experiences, but also to redefine marginalisation and vulnerability from their perspectives. YOUR World Research used snowballing sampling to access young people who are regarded as the most marginal in society. For example, those who have disabilities, are unemployed and engaged in hard labour, are school drop outs or returnee migrants, or who have left their homes due to abuse or the threat of early marriage.

YOUR World Research has helped to depict and narrate the journeys that marginalised and vulnerable youth face including how they experience structural inequalities such as gender and age, ethnicity/ caste, religion, family and living situation, and personal and community level violence and abuse. Understanding both their feelings of agency and autonomy and how they access support and resources from peers, families, community and more formal services has helped to understand the gaps in policy and youth services for the most marginal.

Youth definitions of marginalisation

Marginalisation as understood by youth does to some extent fit with the government definition of marginalisation which includes gender, caste and poverty.

In terms of developing, multiple and shifting identities, they experience discrimination, for example, through gender preferences in families to send boys to school or in young women's travelling to get education. Also gendered opportunities in that young women have more limited exposure to the outside world beyond their household chores and reproductive work to support families and less opportunities and more discrimination in the workplace. However, young men who feel marginalised also drop out of school and feel that they face discrimination to gain formal qualifications and employment.

Youth definitions of marginalisation also include their experience of abuse in families, link to ongoing uncertainty in family relationships (see below) and also feeling that workloads and expectations of them to support their families are heavy burdens.

Young people on the streets relate marginalisation to how others in communities treat them and feel worst when people call them names, such as in Nepal, 'Khate', a derogatory name for street children.

Across sites lack of access to services that youth experience is also related to their marginalisation in society and they also say they often face marginalisation when they are with service providers.

Uncertainty

The constantly changing context of insecurity fits with Bauman's ideas about liquid modernity and the world being like a minefield full of uncertainty. Marginalised youth however see uncertainty as both negative and positive. They take situations of insecurity and negative uncertainty and turn this into positive strategies where they want to provide new innovative inspiration and creativity to create new futures and to support their families.

The temporality of uncertainty results in different strategies for youth. In the short term when for example a house burns down or in the earthquake, young people consult with family, relatives and friends. In the longer term with uncertainty that results from increasing environmental fragility or the longer term reconstruction from earthquake damage (for example in SND and KTM), or from conflict between religious and ethnic groups (for example in KPV), youth take initiative and turn this into positive strategies by building their skills and capacities in for example cooking, tailoring, carpentry, building houses to get work in the informal sector.

Findings from Ethiopia

1. Our approaches to working with the most marginalised youth needs to be revisited. Youth indicators of marginalisation go beyond government definitions and specifically include, for example, young people's disability, family situation, experiences of abuse, school drop-out and form of labour or exploitation in work.

2. The value of informal work and labour in urban areas need to be recognised and youth lack protection and access to their rights when they are street connected:

a. Youth want to support their families and meet expectations but face rejection, stigma and exclusion when they enter the informal economy and become street connected.

b. Youth working in the informal sector need support on conditions and wages or they have no option but to turn to illegal or risky work or to migrate.

3. Rural youth face poverty, landlessness, environmental fragility, harmful traditional practices, such as early marriage. Girls in households are expected to work long and hard hours in domestic labour. Young women and men feel their only option is to leave and migrate to urban settings or internationally.

4. There is a lack of support in small towns where youth migrate to, for example Woreta from the Fogera urban area. There is a lack of support and services in these small towns that are the first destination for youth migration. Services are inadequate or inaccessible for the most marginalised and the poorest.

5. In larger towns and cities services are lacking for the most marginalised and street connected youth. Services fail youth and many focus on clearing the streets of youth instead of listening to them about the support that they need.

6. Marginalised youth may adopt substance use as a strategy for survival, especially in the absence of services that are relevant to their lives.

7. Many of the most marginalised youth have dropped out of school or failed national exams. They feel that there is no value or relevance for them in the formal education system. Their role models are migrants not youth that have qualifications or formal employment.

8. Returnee young migrants can feel rejected by family when they are not successful. If they do send remittances home then they find that there is poor financial management in their absence and all of the money has been (mis)spent by the time they return. They feel forced to re-migrate.

9. Peer groups are important to the most marginalised. They feel inadequate when they can't meet expectations and so break their traditional and social bonds to form new bonds and to seek support from peers.

10. Youth therefore seek positive uncertainty but this is temporal and they then seek some certainty, respect and security in their new lives. Once they have broken bonds with their families and communities they then want the new freedoms they have found.

Findings from Nepal

1. Marginalised youth do not see their futures in formal education and many have dropped out. They are demanding a different kind of education and training that can help them to build their skills and engage in the informal sector so that they can earn money.

2. Young women and men value their traditional and cultural context but do want to "edit" some social norms. For example, many want to change discrimination towards Dalit and also gendered discrimination, they also want to choose who they marry and examples were given of intercaste marriage. Youth want to mix traditional and new norms still appreciating dance music festivals.

3. Genderfluid young people feel they experience rejection in families where their shifting identities are not often accepted and they face discrimination in communities. They lack information and access to services including medical and sexual health services: many

doctors 'freeze' when they meet them. They want to accepted and feel that they also have opportunities. They form bonds with peers and groups that support them.

4. Youth agency and their roles in families has changed over the years. Many of the marginalised young people feel they have freedom and decision-making in families and want to consult with family members, elders and educated people within communities. However, some indigenous Terai Dalit young men and women still seek freedom from their families and also many young Muslim women do not have freedom to travel for education for example.

5. Across all groups and localities young women particularly are concerned about their shifting roles and relationships, including their agency in decision-making, when they get married. Young people also recognise changes in their lives and opportunities because of separating and shifting families due to migration, elopement and new parental relationships.

6. Street connected young people want to feel that they can refer to their families and be accepted by them. But many have been rejected by them or escaped from alcoholism or abuse. Some street connected youth want to belong to a youth club or group, others find freedom on the street and want to associate with friends. Services do not always consult with youth about their realities and needs so do not provide services for those that use drugs or are involved in illegal activities. Youth do not want to be confined to institutions but to make the most of opportunities they may be offered.

7. Urban-rural migration is a strategy that youth and families rely on to find pathways out of poverty. Decisions are often made with the family and youth stay connected with them unless they have had to leave due to abuse. However, in urban areas young people who migrate to slums or become street connected may face discrimination in local communities and find it hard to access services.

8. International migration has always been a strategy for people in Nepal, however, youth do try to find options within their communities or country rather than migrating internationally. Migration strategies do vary for young people depending on their caste, ethnicity and family expectations. For example, Dalit youth still turn to this as a survival strategy, Janajati specifically Tamang girls have traditionally travelled to India for sex work, and youth who are Brahmin and Chhetri often go for employment or education through family connections. For some marginalised youth, negative press or negative experiences of others in their communities has put them off international migration.

9. Youth who migrate are often supported by family to do this, sometimes relying on loans, and then most send remittances back to families. Many young people go to India. Young men have also started to travel to Qatar, United Arab Emirates, Saudi Arabia and Malaysia, whilst young women go to Kuwait. If they are unsuccessful in their migration they are accepted back into their families and supported. Few young people have migrants as role models (if they do they are usually from migrants going from rural areas to Kathmandu). Role models are more often movie stars, sports people and government officials.

10. Children's rights is a popular discourse throughout Nepal. There are policies addressing rights and discrimination at national level and a local governance structure that includes child clubs and youth clubs, albeit with varying effectiveness. Civil society and the freedom of NGOs and INGOs to discuss and work on rights in communities has facilitated local discussion of rights. Youth tend to know about their rights from being taught at school or from connection to organisations.
Exploitation Route Strong National Leadership and Ownership through Collaborative Research

National teams are led by experienced researchers with links with Addis Ababa University in Ethiopia and the Research Centre for Educational Innovation and Development at Tribhuvan University in Nepal. This provides strong national team ownership. The PI, Dr. Johnson, has co-constructed YOUR World Research with teams and partners in-country from the outset of the project. The national research lead provides support for the two younger team members and the UK based PI, Co-researcher and Research Officer provide remote support and in-country training and mentoring. Full team meetings to co-construct methodology and frameworks and processes for analysis have been held in Nepal and Ethiopia and provide forums for dialogue, sharing south-south learning and continued collaborative review and planning. The national researchers feel they have gained skills and experience in: participatory methods of data collection, documentation and recording, data management, thematic analysis, report and academic writing.

Strong national non-governmental organisations, CHADET in Ethiopia, Director Anannia Admasu Sahle, and ActionAid Nepal, Director Bimal Kumar Phnuyal until 2017 and then Sujeeta Mathema, are fully involved as research partners. This means important access to the most marginalised youth and that findings from YOUR World Research can directly inform design and implementation of new programmes that address youth access to resources and services and address their rights from the basis of understanding the complex realities for marginalised youth. National leads and partner organisations have established relationships locally and nationally with relevant decision-makers in government, non-government organisations and civil society including with media and youth forums or movements.

Filling Gaps in Youth Policy and Service Provision

The national teams are working with policy makers and service providers locally in the research sites and nationally through the National Reference Groups which include line Ministries responsible for youth, non-governmental organisations, funders and academics, and in Nepal media and youth movements. (See narrative on impact).

Young people - through pro-poor policies, programs focused on marginalized young people; for example a policy in Nepal that will support marginalized young people to access quality public services including vocational and technical education, girl's education programs, youth information centres, local employment and entrepreneurship opportunities.

Partner Organizations - adopting innovative strategies to focus interventions on marginalized young people, adapting interventions to respond to findings from the research.

In Ethiopia, CHADET are currently implementing the second phase of a programme with over 3,800 girls to help them to access education, stay in school and transition from primary to secondary school. CHADET are keen to learn from the findings of YOUR World Research in order to access the most marginalised and vulnerable girls and to understand intergenerational dynamics and the transitions they may face as they grow up. in addition, they would like to develop a new programme bid for marginalised youth across Ethiopia in order to implement youth informed interventions to improve their future in the face of uncertainty and high levels of migration.

In Nepal, partners and collaborators such as ActionAid Nepal, HomeNet Nepal, Nepal Mahila Ekta Samaj, and Community Self Reliance Centre have been meeting with the team regularly to get updates on how to reach the most marginalised youth and to understand how the findings from the research can directly inform pro-poor programmes across Nepal. Action Aid Nepal and HomeNet Nepal have both incorporated findings from YOUR World research into their new five year Strategic Plans.

Academic institutions/ Academicians - through methodological innovations and guidelines and specifically participatory visual, moving and narrative methods

In Nepal, CERID will be conducting seminars to disseminate and reflect on the methods applied in the research to encourage other academicians to follow the participatory research with young people)

Researchers/ Students - through the new knowledge and information related to marginalized young people (for example, the concept of uncertainty in the context of Nepal; different dimensions of uncertainty, intersecting aspects of conflict and fragility, co-construction of methodology etc will help new researchers and students to carry on their research and studies to fill the gaps observed in the area of study)

Policy Makers and Service Providers - including identification of new areas of intervention based on understanding youth strategies and youth informed interventions. In Ethiopia, YOUR World Research have been invited to feed into the development of a new National Youth Policy, based on findings from the research. In Nepal, National and Regional Government representatives have committed to include young people's views and concerns through signing declarations drawn up by young research participants, based on findings from the research, at youth seminars set up by the research team in Nepal

In Ethiopia the team has presented at the Child Research into Practice Forum at the Ministry of Women and Children's Affairs on the innovative co-construction of YOUR World Research that embraces youth understandings of uncertainty and the tools they most enjoy using. They are planning to also set up a new seminar series and to run a National Youth Seminar at the end of YOUR World Research, in collaboration with the Ministry of Youth and Sports also involving other key national players including the Technical and Vocational Education and Training Agency (TVET) working to support youth vocational skills and development of small businesses.

In Nepal, the team is working with the line Ministries with responsibility for Education and Youth, the National Youth Council, the Central Child Welfare Board. They will also work with national NGOs and youth movements nationally on how to implement youth ideas relating to interventions aimed at improving migration experiences and to inform youth decision-making in migration, as well as service provision to address the gaps in vocational education, employment and skills oriented educational programs, and gender and caste-based discrimination.

New evidence about poverty, uncertainty and children's living rights will continue to be presented to policy makers and providers of youth services, including government and non-government representatives, in national reference groups in Nepal and Ethiopia. In the conflict affected locations, detailed evidence on local policies and interventions that support youth to deal with uncertainty will include poverty alleviation, peace-building and education. Through dialogue with decision-makers about the complex realities for marginalised and street connected youth, and what has made a positive difference to their lives, re-conceptualisation of youth policy and programmes will be encouraged and monitored. The emphasis of the research will be on developing practical solutions at local, national and international levels which lead to improved communities.
Sectors Communities and Social Services/Policy,Education,Government, Democracy and Justice

URL https://www.gold.ac.uk/anthropology/research/staff/insecurity-and-uncertainty/
 
Description YOUR World Research is youth centred research that uses Johnson's (2011, 2017) Change-scape framework that starts from the perspectives and ideas of youth, taking into account their developing, multiple and shifting identities and their intersecting experiences of structural inequalities and inclusion. It has at its heart the concept that youth can be agents of change and so, in addition to their lives being affected by their physical, cultural and political environments, they can also be important actors in influencing their contexts. In order for young people's ideas and evidence to be listened to, processes of research, evaluation and intervention need to include mechanisms that help us to listen to youth. YOUR World Research is a collaboration between universities and civil society organisations. The national teams are embedded in local academic and NGO organisations and partners, for example the key partners CHADET in Ethiopia and ActionAid Nepal, are ready to take on board findings to improve their work with marginalised children, youth and communities. There are also National Reference Groups, involving academics, line ministries, government and national government organisations that feel ownership of the research project and findings, who have fed into YOUR World Research at the planning stages and continue to work together on impact activities. The research, conducted from 2016 to early 2019, used qualitative case study interviews and engaging, participatory visual and moving methods: mapping, rivers of life, photo narrative, network and support diagrams. The methodology was co-constructed in Ethiopia and Nepal with marginalised young people. In each country, YOUR World worked with around 500 youth, conducting detailed, focused case studies with 250 marginalised young people across four research sites. From drought- and earthquake-prone sites, to small towns and capital cities, the team collected qualitative comparative data alongside participatory research to illuminate the realities of young lives. In both countries, the research found marginalised young people to be resilient in the face of difficulties. In Ethiopia, many have dropped-out of school, work in the informal sector, and view successful migrants as their role models. Young people do not see formal education as a pathway to support their families and so often migrate to towns to find work. In smaller urban areas, services are not adequate for the most marginalised, such as access to health services, and decently paid work. This can result in them becoming street-connected or turning to risky and illegal forms of employment as strategies for survival. Many escape poverty by migrating to Gulf countries in search of alternative futures. In Nepal, despite many challenges, poor and marginalised youth are creative and take initiatives to support their families. While most young people in the study had dropped out of school to support their families, some balanced education with part time or seasonal work. Nevertheless, a lack of skills-based education is preventing access to decent jobs and livelihoods. Frustration has led some to drug abuse, living on the street, or leaving the country to find work. Rejecting traditional lives, their definitions of marginalisation reach beyond indicators of caste, ethnicity, and poverty. THE IMPACT In Nepal, 29 young people in Kathmandu received skills development training from project partner organisation HomeNet. In addition, youth abusing substances in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia have requested training so they can set up small businesses. In Ethiopia, project partner NGO, CHADET, has committed to developing its policies and designing interventions with marginalised youth based on findings from this research. In Nepal, based on recommendation from the research team, ActionAid Nepal, along with HomeNet, has developed strategies focusing on marginalised young people, looking at youth definitions of marginalisation that include experiences of poverty and abuse and extend beyond gender, caste, and ethnicity. At the local level, elected local government representatives in Kathmandu, Sindhupalchowk, and Kapilvastu are keen to develop programmes targeting youth based on findings from this research. In Bahir Dar, Ethiopia, the regional representative from the Ministry of Labour and Social Affairs has requested advice on training for the most marginalised youth. At national level, in Ethiopia, the former Ministry of Youth and Sports (now the Ministry of Women, Children and Youth) revised the draft 2018 National Youth Status Report and Indicators of Ethiopia based on findings from this research. Technical Vocational Education and Training (TVET) asked the team to inform the national curriculum development for training marginalised youth. Representatives from the Ethiopian ministries and TVET are also jointly holding a national youth seminar in Addis Ababa to create a space for marginalised youth voices to inform the development of youth policy nationally. In Nepal, the Under-Secretary of the Ministry of Youth and Sports has pledged to develop programmes targeting youth based on findings from this research. The Child Welfare Board intends to use the research findings to inform its ongoing strategy. The Research Centre for Educational Innovation and Development (CERID), Nepal, has started a forum to discuss the issues of marginalised youth. CERID, based at Tribhuvan University, brings together academics, government officials, development workers, university students, and practitioners, raising interest in marginalised youth amongst university teachers and students. The research continues to shape discourse, leading Matiya Assefa Chefa, Director-General for Youth Participation at the Ethiopian Ministry of Women, Children and Youth to say, 'This research will change the lives of youth across the country in years to come'.
First Year Of Impact 2017
Sector Communities and Social Services/Policy,Education,Government, Democracy and Justice
Impact Types Cultural,Societal,Economic,Policy & public services

 
Description Goldsmiths Anthropology Department
Amount £33,000 (GBP)
Organisation Goldsmiths, University of London 
Sector Academic/University
Country United Kingdom
Start 01/2018 
End 12/2019
 
Description International Scholarship, Doctoral College, Allumni and GCRF funding allocation, University of Brighton
Amount £23,100 (GBP)
Organisation University of Brighton 
Sector Academic/University
Country United Kingdom
Start 06/2016 
End 12/2018
 
Description University of Brighton Newton Fund Allocation
Amount £5,000 (GBP)
Organisation Newton Fund 
Sector Public
Country United Kingdom
Start 02/2017 
End 04/2017
 
Description Action Aid Nepal 
Organisation ActionAid International Nepal
PI Contribution The Research Team works closely with the ActionAid Nepal. ActionAid is well established in the four research locations in Nepal. The YOUR World Research team in Nepal has shared findings from the research with ActionAid Nepal (AAN) throughout the research period, and exchanged insights into conditions for vulnerable and marginalised youth in different parts of Nepal on an ongoing basis through monthly team meetings. During this period, AAN developed a new five year strategy, to which the YOUR World Research in Nepal contributed significantly. As a result of this partnership, AAN Nepal is shifted it's focus to include working with marginalised youth. AAN's new Strategy 2023 states: "The young people are the driving force and energy to bring the changes in out community. Therefore, we will work with young people, while keeping women and girls at the centre among the people living in poverty and exclusion."
Collaborator Contribution ActionAid Nepal has helped the research team in Nepal to gain access to vulnerable and marginalised young people in the research areas through its well established connections and trust in the local communities. ActionAid Nepal also shared insights from their work with vulnerable and marginalised youth in the research areas with the research team as part of a collaboration of ongoing mutual exchange.
Impact Access to research participants and background insight into the conditions in the research areas, along with support with transport and building relationships with key people in the local community.
Start Year 2016
 
Description Addis Ababa University 
Organisation Addis Ababa University
Department School of Social Work
Country Ethiopia 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution The research lead on the YOUR World research in Ethiopia is Dr Melese Getu from Addis Ababa University. A PhD student, Milki Getachew, is also connected to the research project, as well as Addis Ababa University. Through these two team members, opportunities to share findings from the research project, and gain valuable feedback and input, are maximised. In addition, the Ethiopian research team initiated and provided a participatory research methods workshop for postgraduate students of the School of Social Work, Addis Ababa University.
Collaborator Contribution The PhD student is supported through Addis Ababa University, and the team has access to university resources including the library, lectures, seminars training halls and other logistics in support of carrying out the research and disseminating findings.
Impact This collaboration is multi-disciplinary, covering anthropology and sociology, and as such helps broaden the research scope, and impact, with particular attention to the local context.
Start Year 2016
 
Description CHADET Ethiopia 
Organisation Organisation for Child Development and Transformation
PI Contribution The Research Team works closely with the Organisation for Child Development and Transformation, CHADET, in Ethiopia. CHADET is well established in the research locations in Ethiopia. The YOUR World Research team in Nepal has shared early findings from the research and exchanged insights into conditions for vulnerable and marginalised youth in different parts of Ethiopia.
Collaborator Contribution CHADET has helped the research team in Ethiopia to gain access to vulnerable and marginalised young people in the research areas through its well established connections and trust in the local communities. CHADET also shared insights from their work with vulnerable and marginalised youth in the research areas with the research team as part of a collaboration of mutual exchange.
Impact Access to research participants and background insight into the conditions in the research areas, along with support with transport and building relationships with key people in the local community.
Start Year 2016
 
Description Child Watabaran Center, Nepal (CWCN) 
Organisation Child Watabaran Center
PI Contribution Child Watabaran Center, Nepal (CWCN) is a non-profit, non-government organization working to reintegrate and rehabilitate street children in Kathmandu. The YOUR World Research team in Nepal has worked with CWCN to exchange insights from working with vulnerable street connected youth in Kathmandu.
Collaborator Contribution Child Watabaran Center, Nepal (CWCN) is a non-profit, non-government organization working to reintegrate and rehabilitate street children in Kathmandu. The YOUR World Research team in Nepal has worked with CWCN to gain better access to street connected youth in Kathmandu, ensuring that this hard to reach group is fully represented in the research.
Impact The YOUR World research team has gained access to young street connected research participants in Kathmandu for the research.
Start Year 2018
 
Description ChildHope UK 
Organisation ChildHope UK
PI Contribution ChildHope UK is a longstanding partner of CHADET in Ethiopia. They provide project management support, including managing and paying the national team's salaries in Ethiopia, and logistics support to manage and organise international travel and subsistence for international team members and the Ethiopian Doctoral student visiting the UK. They also provide additional support for the Director of CHADET to complete his studies and the Director of ChildHope to attend International Reference Group Meetings.
Collaborator Contribution CHADET regularly corresponds and meets with ChildHope to coordinate the research logistics and compliance with national policy and legislation.
Impact Effective and efficient running of the research in Ethiopia, even during States of Emergency, and the effective collaboration with the Universties of Brighton and Goldsmiths for the two Doctoral students.
Start Year 2016
 
Description HomeNet Nepal 
Organisation Homenet Nepal Ltd
PI Contribution The Nepal Research Team works closely with HomeNet in Kathmandu, where they are well established. The YOUR World Research team in Nepal has shared findings from the research throughout, exchanged insights into conditions for vulnerable and marginalised youth in different parts of Nepal and has fed into a continuing conversation about how best to reach and include the most marginalised young people. HomeNet's current strategic plan, which covers 2019 - 2023, was developed during this partnership. YOUR World Research fed into the development of this strategy, which introduces a focus on marginalised youth new to HomeNet's work. HomeNet has also developed policies for working with youth and designed methods for working with the most marginalised youth, directly inspired by the methodology from YOUR World Research.
Collaborator Contribution HomeNet has helped the research team in Nepal to gain access to vulnerable and marginalised young people in the research areas through its well established connections and trust in the local communities. HomeNet also shared insights from their work with vulnerable and marginalised youth in the research areas with the research team as part of a collaboration of mutual exchange.
Impact Access to research participants and background insight into the conditions in the research areas, along with support with transport and building relationships with key people in the local community
Start Year 2016
 
Description International Reference Group 
Organisation Consortium for Street Children
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Charity/Non Profit 
PI Contribution Outputs from workshops with young people (co-construction of methodology) were shared with reference group to solicit advice and input. In addition to advice on the methodology guide, this increases ownership and interest amongst policy makers and senior civil society representatives.
Collaborator Contribution The international reference group, consisting of 15 academics and NGO representatives with relevant expertise, met and discussed the use of participatory methods alongside other methods, as well as links between theory and practice. This has been fed back to the construction of the methodology guide.
Impact Planning of the inception meetings in Nepal and Ethiopia, conception of the youth workshops for co-construction of methodology, and considerations to include in the methodology guide
Start Year 2016
 
Description International Reference Group 
Organisation Institute of Development Studies
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Outputs from workshops with young people (co-construction of methodology) were shared with reference group to solicit advice and input. In addition to advice on the methodology guide, this increases ownership and interest amongst policy makers and senior civil society representatives.
Collaborator Contribution The international reference group, consisting of 15 academics and NGO representatives with relevant expertise, met and discussed the use of participatory methods alongside other methods, as well as links between theory and practice. This has been fed back to the construction of the methodology guide.
Impact Planning of the inception meetings in Nepal and Ethiopia, conception of the youth workshops for co-construction of methodology, and considerations to include in the methodology guide
Start Year 2016
 
Description International Reference Group 
Organisation University of Brighton
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Outputs from workshops with young people (co-construction of methodology) were shared with reference group to solicit advice and input. In addition to advice on the methodology guide, this increases ownership and interest amongst policy makers and senior civil society representatives.
Collaborator Contribution The international reference group, consisting of 15 academics and NGO representatives with relevant expertise, met and discussed the use of participatory methods alongside other methods, as well as links between theory and practice. This has been fed back to the construction of the methodology guide.
Impact Planning of the inception meetings in Nepal and Ethiopia, conception of the youth workshops for co-construction of methodology, and considerations to include in the methodology guide
Start Year 2016
 
Description International Reference Group 
Organisation University of East Anglia
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Outputs from workshops with young people (co-construction of methodology) were shared with reference group to solicit advice and input. In addition to advice on the methodology guide, this increases ownership and interest amongst policy makers and senior civil society representatives.
Collaborator Contribution The international reference group, consisting of 15 academics and NGO representatives with relevant expertise, met and discussed the use of participatory methods alongside other methods, as well as links between theory and practice. This has been fed back to the construction of the methodology guide.
Impact Planning of the inception meetings in Nepal and Ethiopia, conception of the youth workshops for co-construction of methodology, and considerations to include in the methodology guide
Start Year 2016
 
Description International Reference Group 
Organisation University of Oxford
Department Department of Physics
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Outputs from workshops with young people (co-construction of methodology) were shared with reference group to solicit advice and input. In addition to advice on the methodology guide, this increases ownership and interest amongst policy makers and senior civil society representatives.
Collaborator Contribution The international reference group, consisting of 15 academics and NGO representatives with relevant expertise, met and discussed the use of participatory methods alongside other methods, as well as links between theory and practice. This has been fed back to the construction of the methodology guide.
Impact Planning of the inception meetings in Nepal and Ethiopia, conception of the youth workshops for co-construction of methodology, and considerations to include in the methodology guide
Start Year 2016
 
Description National Reference Group - Ethiopia 
Organisation Addis Ababa University
Department Department of Social Anthropology
Country Ethiopia 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution The reference group met and discussed the output and contributed research context, changing organisational practices, changing political, social and physical environment and provided critical questions about the relevance of the research sites for national policies, and the type of evidence which would influence their policy making in practice. This has been fed back to the national team and the construction of the methodology guide.
Collaborator Contribution Presentation about the underlying theory for the research , the co-construction of the methodology with the team and with young people in the research sites, rationale for the selection of sites and for the identification of marginalised and street connected youth, facilitation of the reference group in order to provide analysis of context.
Impact The reference group is multi-disciplinary including social work, sociology, anthropology and researchers working for research institutions and policy makers from relevant government ministries. The group provided input for the methodology guide and analysis of the context and relevance of the sites and the evidence that would emerge from the research for national policy and practice.
Start Year 2017
 
Description National Reference Group - Ethiopia 
Organisation Addis Ababa University
Department School of Social Work
Country Ethiopia 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution The reference group met and discussed the output and contributed research context, changing organisational practices, changing political, social and physical environment and provided critical questions about the relevance of the research sites for national policies, and the type of evidence which would influence their policy making in practice. This has been fed back to the national team and the construction of the methodology guide.
Collaborator Contribution Presentation about the underlying theory for the research , the co-construction of the methodology with the team and with young people in the research sites, rationale for the selection of sites and for the identification of marginalised and street connected youth, facilitation of the reference group in order to provide analysis of context.
Impact The reference group is multi-disciplinary including social work, sociology, anthropology and researchers working for research institutions and policy makers from relevant government ministries. The group provided input for the methodology guide and analysis of the context and relevance of the sites and the evidence that would emerge from the research for national policy and practice.
Start Year 2017
 
Description National Reference Group - Ethiopia 
Organisation Addis Ababa University
Department Sociology
Country Ethiopia 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution The reference group met and discussed the output and contributed research context, changing organisational practices, changing political, social and physical environment and provided critical questions about the relevance of the research sites for national policies, and the type of evidence which would influence their policy making in practice. This has been fed back to the national team and the construction of the methodology guide.
Collaborator Contribution Presentation about the underlying theory for the research , the co-construction of the methodology with the team and with young people in the research sites, rationale for the selection of sites and for the identification of marginalised and street connected youth, facilitation of the reference group in order to provide analysis of context.
Impact The reference group is multi-disciplinary including social work, sociology, anthropology and researchers working for research institutions and policy makers from relevant government ministries. The group provided input for the methodology guide and analysis of the context and relevance of the sites and the evidence that would emerge from the research for national policy and practice.
Start Year 2017
 
Description National Reference Group - Ethiopia 
Organisation International Organization for Migration
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Public 
PI Contribution The reference group met and discussed the output and contributed research context, changing organisational practices, changing political, social and physical environment and provided critical questions about the relevance of the research sites for national policies, and the type of evidence which would influence their policy making in practice. This has been fed back to the national team and the construction of the methodology guide.
Collaborator Contribution Presentation about the underlying theory for the research , the co-construction of the methodology with the team and with young people in the research sites, rationale for the selection of sites and for the identification of marginalised and street connected youth, facilitation of the reference group in order to provide analysis of context.
Impact The reference group is multi-disciplinary including social work, sociology, anthropology and researchers working for research institutions and policy makers from relevant government ministries. The group provided input for the methodology guide and analysis of the context and relevance of the sites and the evidence that would emerge from the research for national policy and practice.
Start Year 2017
 
Description National Reference Group - Ethiopia 
Organisation Ministry of Youth and Sport
Country Ethiopia 
Sector Public 
PI Contribution The reference group met and discussed the output and contributed research context, changing organisational practices, changing political, social and physical environment and provided critical questions about the relevance of the research sites for national policies, and the type of evidence which would influence their policy making in practice. This has been fed back to the national team and the construction of the methodology guide.
Collaborator Contribution Presentation about the underlying theory for the research , the co-construction of the methodology with the team and with young people in the research sites, rationale for the selection of sites and for the identification of marginalised and street connected youth, facilitation of the reference group in order to provide analysis of context.
Impact The reference group is multi-disciplinary including social work, sociology, anthropology and researchers working for research institutions and policy makers from relevant government ministries. The group provided input for the methodology guide and analysis of the context and relevance of the sites and the evidence that would emerge from the research for national policy and practice.
Start Year 2017
 
Description National Reference Group - Ethiopia 
Organisation University of Oxford
Department Young Lives
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution The reference group met and discussed the output and contributed research context, changing organisational practices, changing political, social and physical environment and provided critical questions about the relevance of the research sites for national policies, and the type of evidence which would influence their policy making in practice. This has been fed back to the national team and the construction of the methodology guide.
Collaborator Contribution Presentation about the underlying theory for the research , the co-construction of the methodology with the team and with young people in the research sites, rationale for the selection of sites and for the identification of marginalised and street connected youth, facilitation of the reference group in order to provide analysis of context.
Impact The reference group is multi-disciplinary including social work, sociology, anthropology and researchers working for research institutions and policy makers from relevant government ministries. The group provided input for the methodology guide and analysis of the context and relevance of the sites and the evidence that would emerge from the research for national policy and practice.
Start Year 2017
 
Description National Reference Group - Nepal 
Organisation Government of Nepal
Department Ministry of Youth and Sports
Country Nepal 
Sector Public 
PI Contribution Presentation about the underlying theory for the research , the co-construction of the methodology with the team and with young people in the research sites, rationale for the selection of sites and for the identification of marginalised and street connected youth, facilitation of the reference group in order to provide analysis of context.
Collaborator Contribution The reference group met and discussed the output and contributed research context, changing organisational practices, changing political, social and physical environment and provided critical questions about the relevance of the research sites for national policies, and the type of evidence which would influence their policy making in practice. This has been fed back to the national team and the construction of the methodology guide.
Impact This collaboration is multi-disciplinary and includes social work, sociology, anthropology, political and social policy and practitioners from government and non-government organisations. The outputs are: the analysis of context by the reference group including reference to particular research projects, policies affecting youth
Start Year 2016
 
Description National Reference Group - Nepal 
Organisation Government of Nepal
Country Nepal 
Sector Public 
PI Contribution Presentation about the underlying theory for the research , the co-construction of the methodology with the team and with young people in the research sites, rationale for the selection of sites and for the identification of marginalised and street connected youth, facilitation of the reference group in order to provide analysis of context.
Collaborator Contribution The reference group met and discussed the output and contributed research context, changing organisational practices, changing political, social and physical environment and provided critical questions about the relevance of the research sites for national policies, and the type of evidence which would influence their policy making in practice. This has been fed back to the national team and the construction of the methodology guide.
Impact This collaboration is multi-disciplinary and includes social work, sociology, anthropology, political and social policy and practitioners from government and non-government organisations. The outputs are: the analysis of context by the reference group including reference to particular research projects, policies affecting youth
Start Year 2016
 
Description National Reference Group - Nepal 
Organisation Government of Nepal
Country Nepal 
Sector Public 
PI Contribution Presentation about the underlying theory for the research , the co-construction of the methodology with the team and with young people in the research sites, rationale for the selection of sites and for the identification of marginalised and street connected youth, facilitation of the reference group in order to provide analysis of context.
Collaborator Contribution The reference group met and discussed the output and contributed research context, changing organisational practices, changing political, social and physical environment and provided critical questions about the relevance of the research sites for national policies, and the type of evidence which would influence their policy making in practice. This has been fed back to the national team and the construction of the methodology guide.
Impact This collaboration is multi-disciplinary and includes social work, sociology, anthropology, political and social policy and practitioners from government and non-government organisations. The outputs are: the analysis of context by the reference group including reference to particular research projects, policies affecting youth
Start Year 2016
 
Description National Reference Group - Nepal 
Organisation Kathmandu University
Country Nepal 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Presentation about the underlying theory for the research , the co-construction of the methodology with the team and with young people in the research sites, rationale for the selection of sites and for the identification of marginalised and street connected youth, facilitation of the reference group in order to provide analysis of context.
Collaborator Contribution The reference group met and discussed the output and contributed research context, changing organisational practices, changing political, social and physical environment and provided critical questions about the relevance of the research sites for national policies, and the type of evidence which would influence their policy making in practice. This has been fed back to the national team and the construction of the methodology guide.
Impact This collaboration is multi-disciplinary and includes social work, sociology, anthropology, political and social policy and practitioners from government and non-government organisations. The outputs are: the analysis of context by the reference group including reference to particular research projects, policies affecting youth
Start Year 2016
 
Description National Reference Group - Nepal 
Organisation Tribhuvan University of Nepal
Country Nepal 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Presentation about the underlying theory for the research , the co-construction of the methodology with the team and with young people in the research sites, rationale for the selection of sites and for the identification of marginalised and street connected youth, facilitation of the reference group in order to provide analysis of context.
Collaborator Contribution The reference group met and discussed the output and contributed research context, changing organisational practices, changing political, social and physical environment and provided critical questions about the relevance of the research sites for national policies, and the type of evidence which would influence their policy making in practice. This has been fed back to the national team and the construction of the methodology guide.
Impact This collaboration is multi-disciplinary and includes social work, sociology, anthropology, political and social policy and practitioners from government and non-government organisations. The outputs are: the analysis of context by the reference group including reference to particular research projects, policies affecting youth
Start Year 2016
 
Description Nepal Mahila Ekata Samaj (NMES) 
Organisation Nepal Mahila Ekata Samaj
PI Contribution Nepal Mahila Ekata Samaj (NMES) is a network organization of landless (Squatter & informal settlement) women scattered throughout 40 districts of Nepal. As a result of YOUR World Research team in Nepal sharing findings and exchanged insights into conditions for youth in squatter settlements with NMES, NMES has decided to include a youth focus to their work. NMES participated in the youth seminar in Kathmandu, where 21 young people verified research findings and developed a 14 point declaration, stipulating the improvements they would like to see to policy and programming for young people. The Director of NMES co-signed the declaration, with the young people, thereby committing to working towards the implementation of the declaration.
Collaborator Contribution Nepal Mahila Ekata Samaj (NMES) works with squatter & informal settlements in Kathmandu. Through working with NMES, the YOUR World research team in Nepal has gained access to young people living in informal settlements in Kathmandu. These young people are some of the most vulnerable and hard to reach. It is important their voices are also heard as part of this reseacrh.
Impact The YOUR World research team has gained access to young research participants from squatter and informal settlements in Kathmandu for the research.
Start Year 2018
 
Description Partnership with CERID/Tribhuvan University and Action Aid Nepal 
Organisation ActionAid International Nepal
PI Contribution The research team in Nepal set up a partnership between the YOUR World Research team, Action Aid Nepal and CERID, with the purpose of creating a seminar series of eight seminars for academics and practitioners to discuss issues related to youth and uncertainty. This will be a forum for the YOUR World Research team in Nepal to share ideas and disseminate findings from the research project.
Collaborator Contribution Action Aid Nepal has committed to provide £4,700 to pay for the organization of the seminars between January 2018 and June 2019.
Impact Establishing a partnership that will enable the YOUR World Research team to disseminate findings from the research in a forum that can directly influence policy and practice at Action Aid Nepal and CERID (Research Centre for Educational Innovation and Development).
Start Year 2018
 
Description Partnership with CERID/Tribhuvan University and Action Aid Nepal 
Organisation Tribhuvan University of Nepal
Department Research Centre for Educational Innovation and Development
PI Contribution The research team in Nepal set up a partnership between the YOUR World Research team, Action Aid Nepal and CERID, with the purpose of creating a seminar series of eight seminars for academics and practitioners to discuss issues related to youth and uncertainty. This will be a forum for the YOUR World Research team in Nepal to share ideas and disseminate findings from the research project.
Collaborator Contribution Action Aid Nepal has committed to provide £4,700 to pay for the organization of the seminars between January 2018 and June 2019.
Impact Establishing a partnership that will enable the YOUR World Research team to disseminate findings from the research in a forum that can directly influence policy and practice at Action Aid Nepal and CERID (Research Centre for Educational Innovation and Development).
Start Year 2018
 
Description 10th Human Rights Magna Meet 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact HomeNet Nepal, in collaboration with Youth Advocacy Nepal, hosted a dialogue session, convening 25 NGOs working on human rights in Kathmandu Valley. YOUR World Research was invited to share findings relating to youth, employability and human rights. The event was also attended by representatives from different work sectors and young people from the Kathmandu Valley. The contribution sparked a discussion, instigated by young people, regarding labour policy and provision relating to youth.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
URL https://thehimalayantimes.com/nepal/tenth-human-rights-magna-meet-to-kick-off-from-december-8/
 
Description 11th Child Research and Practice Forum (CRPF) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact The Child Research and Practice Forum (CRPF) was created in 2010 with the main objectives of linking Ethiopian research, practice, and policy. The Forum holds a monthly afternoon seminar where research on children is presented for a number of participants followed by debates and discussion. The Ethiopian Research team attended the 11th Child Research and Practice Forum to deliver a presentation with the title "Girls escaping exploitative Domestic Work: How does their experience relate to research findings?". Participants were very receptive and included representatives from UNICEF, Ministry of Women and Children Affairs, Save the Children, African Child Policy Forum, MOLSA, World Vision, Ethiopian Development Research Institute (EDRI) and Ethiopian Centre for Child Research (ECCR).
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
URL https://www.younglives-ethiopia.org/child-research-and-practice-forum
 
Description 1st Child Research and Pratice Forum (CRPF) on Early Childhood Care and Education: Challenges and opportunities of O class education by Young Lives Ethiopia 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact The Child Research and Practice Forum (CRPF) was created in 2010 with the main objectives of linking Ethiopian research, practice, and policy. The Forum holds a monthly afternoon seminar where research on children is presented for a number of participants followed by debates and discussion. The Ethiopian Research team attended the 1st Child Research and Practice Forum on Early Childhood Care and Education: Challenges and opportunities of O class education by Young Lives Ethiopia. Sharing early findings from the YOUR World Research Project with the participants sparked widespread interest. Participants included representatives from UNICEF, Ministry of Women and Children Affairs, Save the Children, African Child Policy Forum, MOLSA, World Vision, Ethiopian Development Research Institute (EDRI) and Ethiopian Centre for Child Research (ECCR).
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
URL https://www.younglives-ethiopia.org/child-research-and-practice-forum
 
Description Addis Ababa City and Addis Ketema Sub-City Local Government 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact The YOUR World Research team in Ethiopia convened a meeting of Local Government Officials from Addis Ketema Sub-City Woreda, an impoverished inner-city area where research was carried out. This meeting included the Youth and Sport Office, the Labour and Social Affairs Office, the Economic Planning Office, the Education Office, the Small and Medium Scale Enterprises Office, and the Health Office. The team presented research findings and discussed the strategies employed by marginalised youth in the research site to move out of poverty, and opportunities for action and support at the Local Government level. The Local Government representatives were enthusiastic to learn more about the findings of YOUR World research and committed to inform their projects and programs based on the findings from the research. They showed particular interest in addressing the limited access to basic public services many street-connected and marginalised young people in Addis Ketema have due to their lack of official ID papers, a key finding from the research in the area.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description Amhara Region, South Gondar Zone, Fogera Woreda and Woreta Town Local Government 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact The YOUR World Research team in Ethiopia convened a meeting of Local Government Officials from Amhara Region South Gondar Zone Fogera Woreda and Woreta Town, which covers two of the research sites, one rural and one urban. This meeting included the Office of Labour and Social Affairs, the Education Office, the Job Creation and Food Security Office, and the Women and Children Office. The team presented research findings and discussed the strategies employed by marginalised youth in the two research sites to move out of poverty, and opportunities for action and support at the Local Government level. The Local Government representatives were enthusiastic to learn more about the findings of YOUR World research and committed to inform their projects and programs based on the findings from the research. To this end, the Amhara Regional Bureau of Labour and Social Affairs extended an invitation for the research team to participate in a consultative workshop, aimed at identifying socio-economic problems and strategies, in Bahir Dar, 16 and 17 March 2019.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description Brains at the Bevy 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Researchers and youth workers presented stories about uncertainty in the lives of young people growing up in Ethiopia, Nepal and Brighton. Questions were asked about support young people in Brighton and internationally receive to respond to pressures and expectations in our insecure world. The PI, Vicky Johnson, was joined by team members and the Trust for Developing Communities, a UK based charity working with marginalised young people. The event was also attended by the Director of CHADET from Ethiopia and the Director of the Community University Partnership Programme of Brighton University.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
URL https://www.brighton.ac.uk/business-services/community-events/community-events-2017/brains-at-the-be...
 
Description Gender, Social Inequalities and Uncertainties of Youths in Nepal 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Research Centre for Educational Innovation and Development (CERID), based at Tribhuvan University, hosted a seminar convening academics, post graduate students, policy makers and practitioners to discuss and share findings regarding youth uncertainties related to gender and social inequalities. YOUR World Research was invited to present findings from the research to an audience of approximately 45 stakeholders. The presentation was very well received, including further invitations to present findings from the YOUR World Research. In addition to the findings, the presentation sparked interest in the research methodology used, ensuring that young people were able to speak for themselves. The National lead of YOUR World research Nepal was awarded a certificate of appreciation, signed by the Honorable Minister for Education, Science and Technology.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
URL https://www.cerid.org/?s=event&a=browse&event_id=818412de40b5d031bdc3f13dd162308d
 
Description Kapilvastu - Stakeholder meeting 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact The research team in Nepal attended a consultation meeting in Kapilvastu, attended by representatives from NGOs, the media, Chamber of Commerce and local political leaders. The team shared findings and discussed the issues young people are facing in the municipality. The audience was receptive, and political leaders expressed willingness to develop programs for young people, influenced by the research findings. They expressed a keen interest in being kept informed of future research findings. Inspired by the presentation and following discussion, the Chamber of Commerce expressed willingness to develop training and employment programs targeting youth.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description Meeting - CWIN, Voice of Children Nepal, CWCN, CCWB and Concern Nepal 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Third sector organisations
Results and Impact The research team in Nepal convened a meeting with CWIN (Child Workers in Nepal), Voice of Children Nepal, CWCN (Child Watawaran Centre Nepal), CCWB (Centre for Child Development Welfare Board) and Concern Nepal to share and discuss research findings from YOUR World Research. Potential for future programmes for the most marginalised youth was discussed, based on research findings. In addition, it was discussed how these organisations can support the local government where they work to include marginalised youth in their programming and policy development.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description Meeting - Kathmandu University 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Following the Conference in Delhi, the research team in Nepal forged a relationship with Kathmandu University through the Dean of Arts. A follow up meeting was set up by the research team, also including the Director of Action Aid Nepal, to discuss how to increase the voice of the most marginalised youth in Nepal and potential for future collaboration between students from Kathmandu University and Action Aid Nepal, building on the research findings from YOUR World Research.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
URL http://www.ku.edu.np/
 
Description Meeting with NGOs - Blue Diamond and Federation of People with Disability 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Third sector organisations
Results and Impact The research team in Nepal held a consultation meeting with professional practitioners from two NGOs - The Blue Diamond Society and the Federation of People with Disability - in order to discuss the best ways to incorporate the voices of young people with disabilities and young people of the third gender. Representatives from the two organizations were keen to learn from current and future research findings so as to improve their programs and strategies.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description Meeting with the National Reference Group - Ethiopia 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact The YOUR World research team presented and discussed findings from the research to the National Reference Group members in Ethiopia. The National Reference Group consists of 12 members drawn from higher learning and research institutions and practitioners from civil society organizations. Members of the National Reference Group have committed to use the research findings in their respective constituencies and provide ongoing feedback and support for the duration of the research project. A particular concern raised at this meeting was how to gain access to marginalised female street-connected youth, making sure that their views and experiences are added to policy and practice recommendations.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description Meeting with the National Reference Group - Nepal 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact The YOUR World research team presented and discussed findings from the research to the National Reference Group members. The National Reference Group includes two Under-Secretaries from the Ministry for Youth and Sports, the former Executive Director from the Central Child Welfare Board, the Executive Director of CERID (Centre for Educational Research, Innovation and Development), and the Director of Action Aid Nepal, among others. Members of the National Reference Group have committed to use the research findings in their respective constituencies, including one of the Under-Secretaries who committed to work towards implementing the findings nationally. The other Under-Secretary from the Ministry for Youth and Sports, who is moving from Kathmandu to Chitwan District, was inspired by the model used at the Youth Seminar to get young people's voices heard by producing a declaration, and committed to bringing young people together to produce declarations in Chitwan District.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description Migrating out of Poverty Seminar 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Postgraduate students
Results and Impact The PI and the PhD students attached to the project were invited to give a seminar as part of the Migration Seminar Series at the Sussex Centre for Migration Research, Sussex University in the UK, with the title 'Understanding uncertainty in migration in Ethiopia and Nepal'. The team shared early findings from the research as well as insights into how to reach the most vulnerable and marginalised to an audience of post graduate students and academics.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
URL http://www.sussex.ac.uk/migration/seminars/seminars
 
Description National Youth Seminar - Nepal 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact YOUR World Research convened a National Youth Seminar in Kathmandu to verify the collected data and to ensure the voice of marginalised young people feed directly into policy and practice in Nepal. The seminar was attended by 54 young people (including three who are gender fluid), the Rt. Honourable Chair of National Assembly (Upper House), officials from the Ministry of Youth and Sports, Ministry of Labour, Employment and Social Security, the National Youth Council, practitioners, youth rights advocates, civil society leaders, academics and journalists from local and national media. The young people helped verify findings from the research and came up with a 12-point declaration, outlining their suggested policy and practice interventions. The young people signed this declaration, presented it, and handed it over to the Rt. Honourable Chair of the National Assembly who provided his solidarity with the young people and gave the declaration to the under-secretary of the Ministry of Youth and Sports to sign. The under-secretary of the Ministry of Youth and Sports committed to reflect these declarations into policy and law-making processes. The Chair of Youth Advocacy Nepal, and the Executive Director of ActionAid Nepal also amplified the declaration and committed to working with marginalised young people to implement the declaration. The event was well covered by national media, including online news agencies.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description Oromia Region, Arsi Zone, Hetosa Woreda Local Government 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact The YOUR World Research team in Ethiopia convened a meeting of Local Government Officials from Oromia Region Arsi Zone Hetosa Woreda, a drought prone area which includes one of the research sites. This meeting included the Office of Labour and Social Affairs, the Education Office, the Youth and Sports Office, the Job Creation and Food Security Office, and the Women and Children Office. The team presented research findings and discussed the strategies employed by marginalised youth in the drought prone Kebeles to move out of poverty, and opportunities for action and support at the Local Government level. The Local Government representatives were enthusiastic to learn more about the findings of YOUR World research, committed to inform their projects and programs based on the findings from the research. They further agreed that improved collaboration across stakeholders at all levels, including young people, was needed to ensure the best outcomes for marginalised youth.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description Presentation of the research project for the National Reference Group 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact The research team in Ethiopia presented the research project to the National Reference Group. Participants included representatives from Addis Ababa University, Addis Ababa Technical and Vocational Training Agency (TVET), Ministry of Youth and Sports, International Organization for Migration, Young Lives Ethiopia and Population Council Ethiopia.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description Programme Reflection and Learning - Action Aid Nepal 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Third sector organisations
Results and Impact The YOUR World Research team in Nepal was invited to present findings to the staff of Action Aid Nepal at their Programme Reflection and Learning Meeting - a 6 monthly review meeting where all Action Aid Nepal staff come together to review and reflect on progress and challenges. At this meeting, held in Bhaktapur, 45 staff members were present, representing different departments and functions of the organisation. The presentation was extremely well received. The leadership team at Action Aid Nepal has committed to design future programmmes and strategies for working with marginalised youth by Action Aid in Nepal, with reference to research findings and recommendations from the YOUR World research team.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
URL http://www.actionaid.org/nepal
 
Description Programme Reflection and Learning Meeting (PRLM) - Action Aid Nepal 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact The YOUR World Research team in Nepal was invited to present early findings to the staff of Action Aid Nepal at their Programme Reflection and Learning Meeting - a 6 monthly review meeting where all Action Aid Nepal staff come together to review and reflect on progress and challenges. At this meeting, held in Dhulikhel, 41 staff members were present, representing different departments and functions of the organisation. The presentation was extremely well received. The leadership team at Action Aid Nepal has since thanked the research team, saying that future programmmes and strategies for working with marginalised youth by Action Aid in Nepal will be informed research findings and recommendations from the YOUR World research team.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
URL http://www.actionaid.org/nepal
 
Description Sindhupalchowk - Stakeholder meeting 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact The research team lead and the PhD student in Nepal met with the Chair, Vice-chair and Chief executive from Helambu Rural Municipality in Sindhupalchowk to discuss the issues young people are facing in the municipality. The research team members shared findings from the research in the area, including young people's dreams and aspirations, using the words of the young participants from the area. During the one and a half our discussion, the Chair also shared his plans for young people in the municipality and all three stakeholders showed great enthusiasm and interest. After the recent restructuring of Nepal's administrative units, the municipalities - bot rural and urban - with recently elected representatives, have increased responsibility for delivering services at local level. This has been constitutionally enshrined.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description Workshop 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Study participants or study members
Results and Impact 24 young people (12 male, 12 female) attended workshop in Kapilbastu-urban, Nepal, to help develop a methodology guide for the project. Using local partners' understanding of context and well established relationships, marginalised youth were identified and invited to join the workshop.
Through group discussions, and using participatory tools such as network diagrams, young people helped give in-depth local knowledge to the methodology guide. This included how to translate key words in local languages, and the range of words that could be used for different key words in English, helping to refine research questions to suit the local context. Discussions extended to how to use these translations and words in key questions about uncertainty and insecurity. Young people's perspective is central to the team understanding of how to address uncertainty in the research.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
URL https://www.brighton.ac.uk/secp/research-projects/insecurity-and-uncertainty-marginalised-youth-livi...
 
Description Workshop 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Study participants or study members
Results and Impact 10 young people (3 male, 7 female) attended workshop in Sindu-rural, Nepal, to help develop a methodology guide for the project. Using local partners' understanding of context and well established relationships, marginalised youth were identified and invited to join the workshop.
Through group discussions, and using participatory tools such as time lines, young people helped give in-depth local knowledge to the methodology guide. This included how to translate key words in local languages, and the range of words that could be used for different key words in English, helping to refine research questions to suit the local context. Discussions extended to how to use these translations and words in key questions about uncertainty and insecurity. Young people's perspective is central to the team's understanding of how to address uncertainty in the research.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
URL https://www.brighton.ac.uk/secp/research-projects/insecurity-and-uncertainty-marginalised-youth-livi...
 
Description Workshop 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Study participants or study members
Results and Impact Young people attended workshop in Woreta Town, Ethiopia, to help develop a methodology guide for the project. Using local partners' understanding of context and well established relationships, marginalised youth were identified and invited to join the workshop.
Through group discussions, and using participatory tools, young people helped give in-depth local knowledge to the methodology guide. This included how to translate key words in local languages, and the range of words that could be used for different key words in English, helping to refine research questions to suit the local context. Discussions extended to how to use these translations and words in key questions about uncertainty and insecurity. Young people's perspective is central to the team understanding of how to address uncertainty in the research.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
URL https://www.brighton.ac.uk/secp/research-projects/insecurity-and-uncertainty-marginalised-youth-livi...
 
Description Workshop 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Study participants or study members
Results and Impact Young people attended workshop in Hetosa, Ethiopia, to help develop a methodology guide for the project. Using local partners' understanding of context and well established relationships, marginalised youth were identified and invited to join the workshop.
Through group discussions, and using participatory tools, young people helped give in-depth local knowledge to the methodology guide. This included how to translate key words in local languages, and the range of words that could be used for different key words in English, helping to refine research questions to suit the local context. Discussions extended to how to use these translations and words in key questions about uncertainty and insecurity. Young people's perspective is central to the team understanding of how to address uncertainty in the research.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
URL https://www.brighton.ac.uk/secp/research-projects/insecurity-and-uncertainty-marginalised-youth-livi...
 
Description Workshop 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Study participants or study members
Results and Impact Young people attended workshop in Addis Ketema, Ethiopia, to help develop a methodology guide for the project. Using local partners' understanding of context and well established relationships, marginalised youth were identified and invited to join the workshop.
Through group discussions, and using participatory tools, young people helped give in-depth local knowledge to the methodology guide. This included how to translate key words in local languages, and the range of words that could be used for different key words in English, helping to refine research questions to suit the local context. Discussions extended to how to use these translations and words in key questions about uncertainty and insecurity. Young people's perspective is central to the team understanding of how to address uncertainty in the research.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
URL https://www.brighton.ac.uk/secp/research-projects/insecurity-and-uncertainty-marginalised-youth-livi...
 
Description Workshop 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Study participants or study members
Results and Impact Research data was collected from 10 young people (7 female, 3 male) attending a workshop in Sindupalchowk, Nepal. Through group discussions, and using participatory tools including timelines, young people gave their view on Uncertainty, Insecurity, Violence and Marginalization and discussed transition. Data was collected and coded for anonymity, and stored for further analysis, cross-referencing with other research data. Key observations were recorded and will be used to continually improve future data collection exercises.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description Workshop 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Study participants or study members
Results and Impact 26 young people (7 male, 19 female) attended workshop in Kathmandu-urban, Nepal, to help develop a methodology guide for the project. Using local partners' understanding of context and well established relationships, marginalised youth were identified and invited to join the workshop.
Through group discussions, and using participatory tools such as mobility diagrams, young people helped give in-depth local knowledge to the methodology guide. This included how to translate key words in local languages, and the range of words that could be used for different key words in English, helping to refine research questions to suit the local context. Discussions extended to how to use these translations and words in key questions about uncertainty and insecurity. Young people's perspective is central to the team understanding of how to address uncertainty in the research.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
URL https://www.brighton.ac.uk/secp/research-projects/insecurity-and-uncertainty-marginalised-youth-livi...
 
Description Workshop 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Study participants or study members
Results and Impact Young people attended workshop in Kombolcha, Ethiopia, to help develop a methodology guide for the project. Using local partners' understanding of context and well established relationships, marginalised youth were identified and invited to join the workshop.
Through group discussions, and using participatory tools, young people helped give in-depth local knowledge to the methodology guide. This included how to translate key words in local languages, and the range of words that could be used for different key words in English, helping to refine research questions to suit the local context. Discussions extended to how to use these translations and words in key questions about uncertainty and insecurity. Young people's perspective is central to the team understanding of how to address uncertainty in the research.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
URL https://www.brighton.ac.uk/secp/research-projects/insecurity-and-uncertainty-marginalised-youth-livi...
 
Description Workshop 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Study participants or study members
Results and Impact Research data was collected from 37 young people (28 female, 9 male) attending a workshop in Sindupalchowk, Nepal. Through group discussions, and using participatory tools including community mapping, young people gave their view on Uncertainty, Insecurity, Violence and Marginalization. Data was collected and coded for anonymity, and stored for further analysis, cross-referencing with other research data. Key observations were recorded and will be used to continually improve future data collection exercises.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description Workshop 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Study participants or study members
Results and Impact Research data was collected from 24 young people (13 female, 11 male) attending a workshop in Kapilbastu (urban), Nepal. Through group discussions, and using participatory tools including network diagram, young people gave their view on Uncertainty, Insecurity, Violence and Marginalization. Data was collected and coded for anonymity, and stored for further analysis, cross-referencing with other research data. Key observations were recorded and will be used to continually improve future data collection exercises.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description Workshop 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Study participants or study members
Results and Impact 37 young people (27 male, 10 female) attended workshop in Sindu-rural, Nepal, to help develop a methodology guide for the project. Using local partners' understanding of context and well established relationships, marginalised youth were identified and invited to join the workshop.
Through group discussions, and using participatory tools such as community mapping, young people helped give in-depth local knowledge to the methodology guide. This included how to translate key words in local languages, and the range of words that could be used for different key words in English, helping to refine research questions to suit the local context. Discussions extended to how to use these translations and words in key questions about uncertainty and insecurity. Young people's perspective is central to the team understanding of how to address uncertainty in the research.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
URL https://www.brighton.ac.uk/secp/research-projects/insecurity-and-uncertainty-marginalised-youth-livi...
 
Description Workshop 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Study participants or study members
Results and Impact Research data was collected from 22 young people (12 female, 10 male) attending a workshop in Kapilbastu (urban), Nepal. Through group discussions, and using participatory tools including photo story and satisfaction ranking, young people gave their view on Uncertainty, Insecurity, Violence and Marginalization. Data was collected and coded for anonymity, and stored for further analysis, cross-referencing with other research data. Key observations were recorded and will be used to continually improve future data collection exercises.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description Workshop 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Study participants or study members
Results and Impact 21 young people (10 male, 11 female) attended workshop in Kapilbastu-rural, Nepal, to help develop a methodology guide for the project. Using local partners' understanding of context and well established relationships, marginalised youth were identified and invited to join the workshop.
Through group discussions, and using participatory tools such as photo story, young people helped give in-depth local knowledge to the methodology guide. This included how to translate key words in local languages, and the range of words that could be used for different key words in English, helping to refine research questions to suit the local context. Discussions extended to how to use these translations and words in key questions about uncertainty and insecurity. Young people's perspective is central to the team understanding of how to address uncertainty in the research.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
URL https://www.brighton.ac.uk/secp/research-projects/insecurity-and-uncertainty-marginalised-youth-livi...
 
Description Youth Organising in Chapagaun - Kathmandu 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Study participants or study members
Results and Impact In partnership with HomeNet Nepal, the research team in Nepal brought together 29 marginalized young people from Chapagaun, Kathmandu, to discuss their needs and views on access to services. The young people discussed how best to present this to policy makers so as to improve services for young people, and received skill development training from HomeNet Nepal, certified by CTEVT.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description Youth Seminar - Kapilvastu 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact YOUR World Research convened a Youth Seminar in Kapilvastu to verify the collected data and to ensure the voice of marginalised young people feed directly into policy and practice in rural and urban Kapilvastu. The seminar was attended by 37 young people, policy makers and practitioners, and journalists from local and regional media. The young people helped verify findings from the research and came up with a 14 point declaration, outlining their suggested policy and practice interventions. The young people signed this declaration, presented it, and handed it over to policy makers and practitioners for them to sign. The declaration was signed by 12 policy makers and NGO practitioners, including the Deputy Mayor of Shivaraj Municipality (urban Kapilvastu), the Honorable Vice Chair of Province number 5, and a member of parliament of Province number 5, who committed to working with young people to implement the declaration. The Deputy Mayor extended her commitment to develop and expand the local youth programme to focus more on marginalised youth, including increasing the budget. The event was covered and reported on in local and regional newspapers and on a local radio station.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description Youth Seminar - Kathmandu 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact YOUR World Research convened a Youth Seminar in Kathmandu to verify the collected data and to ensure the voice of marginalised young people feed directly into policy and practice in the capital. The seminar was attended by 21 young people (including three who are gender fluid), the Honorable Parliamentary Member for Province 3, practitioners and journalists from local and national media. The young people helped verify findings from the research and came up with a 14 point declaration, outlining their suggested policy and practice interventions. The young people signed this declaration, presented it, and handed it over to the Honorable Parliamentary Member for Province 3 for him to sign, who committed to presenting the declaration to parliament. The Chairs of HomeNet Nepal and Nepal Mahila Ekata Samaj (NMES), two local CSOs and partners also signed the declaration, committing to working with marginalised young people to implement the declaration. The event was covered by national television (News 24).
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description Youth Seminar - Sindhupalchowk 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact YOUR World Research convened a Youth Seminar in Sindhupalchowk to verify the collected data and to ensure the voice of marginalised young people feed directly into policy and practice in the region. The seminar was attended by 27 young people, 3 policy makers (the Mayor of Melamchi Municipality, an Honorable Member of the Provincial Parliament and the Chair of the Helambu Village Municipality) as well as practitioners, and journalists from local and regional media. The young people helped verify findings from the research and came up with a 16 point declaration, outlining their suggested policy and practice interventions. The young people signed this declaration, presented it, and handed it over to the policy makers and practitioners for them to sign. The declaration was then signed by the three policy makers as well as NGO practitioners. They committed to working with young people to implement the declaration. The event was covered and reported on in local and regional newspapers, and on local radio.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019