Engaging Young People in Governance

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At Mercy Corps, we believe young people who live in transitioning and crisis-prone societies can be transformative catalysts for change within their families, communities and society. As we grapple with the world’s greatest challenges—from protracted conflict, famine and failed markets to a rapidly changing climate—the sustainability of our initiatives requires young people’s ideas, ownership and active engagement.

Check out this new report outlining our approach to increasing youth participation in community decision-making and governance processes.

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