Network for Youth in Transition


Engaging Youth in Conflict Affected Areas: An Update on Challenges and Successes, and a Road map for the Future

Thursday & Friday, January20-21, 2011 / Washington, DC, USA

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The Open Society Foundations and the BritishCouncil announce the inaugural symposium of its “Youth PolicySymposium Series”.

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The Washington, DC, symposium will focus on youth inconflict-affected areas. This symposium will advance discussionsaround the effects of conflict on youth in the field and explorethe increasing need for agencies and donors to identify how currentpractices fit within larger trends in issues facing youth affectedby conflict. The symposium will also compare current trends withprevious work in youth programming, evaluate the direction thatyouth programming is taking, and strategize proper ways to engageconflict-affected youth.

Goals: The symposium goals include:

  • Learning about the most-up-to date thinking, analysis,challenges, best practices, and next steps in this dynamic
  • Creating concrete strategies that various actors in youthprogramming can implement to make the field more coherent,
    responsible, and relevant to the needs of conflict-affected
  • Fostering dialogue, coordination, and communication amongfunders, implementers, and scholars of youth programs and
    initiatives in conflict-affected areas.

Format: This symposium will bring togetheragencies and practitioners across the youth sector interested insharing their work and strengthening their engagement with youth.The conference will comprise small working-group sessions, possiblecase studies, current trend updates from key policymakers andpractitioners, and a marketplace of conceptual frameworks andtools.

Participating agencies: American University,British Council, Georgetown University, Open Society Foundation,International Youth Foundation, World Vision, Mercy Corps,International Rescue Committee, USAID, Search for Common Ground,Making Cents International, CIDA, DfID, U.S. Institute of Peace,and many more.


El-Hibri Charitable Foundation Ibrahim El-Hibri Building

1420 16th Street, NW. Washington, DC 20036


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