The Youth Action Handbook is out!

This Handbook is an integral part of the youth capacity-building program in peacebuilding and conflict prevention. It is a reference guide and skills curriculum for Trained Trainers (TT) and future capacity- building interventions by TG members in the TR.

Blaise Ndola
Blaise Ndola
Published: Feb. 2, 2023
Poster Youth Action Handbook Launch, February 2023, Website

About the Youth Action Handbook

This Handbook is an integral part of the youth capacity-building program in peacebuilding and conflict prevention. It is a reference guide and skills curriculum for Trained Trainers (TT) and future capacity- building interventions by TG members in the TR during and after the project implementation. It introduces youth trainers, educators and facilitators who work with youth to modules specifically selected to impart essential skills to youth in peacebuilding and development.

The handbook, along with the training in its use, will give youth trainers, the practical skills and knowledge needed to enhance their personal and agency competence in empowering youth to empower each other to be ambassadors of peace and conflict resolution.

Objectives and Purpose

The YAH aims to equip youth with skills and techniques that enhance their capacity to deliver learner centered trainings efficiently and effectively in consolidating peace and prevention of conflict.

More specifically, with the guidance of the LéO Africa Institute and Great Lakes Youth Network for Dialogue and Peace project, the handbook:

  1. Provides ideas and resources for effective peacebuilding trainers;
  2. Provides interactive materials that cover the basic conceptual dimensions of peacebuilding;
  3. Provides training modules that identify and enhance skills needed for peacebuilding and reconciliation work and to develop the internal and organizational capacity of youth initiatives;
  4. Provides trainers with flexible options that allow them to tailor training to fit youths’ needs and their local context.

Methodology Used

Skills-based education cannot occur when there is no interaction among youths. The content of this handbook is developed using the voices of the youth that took part in a needs assessment conducted in all the four project countries including the Democratic Republic of Congo, Rwanda, Tanzania, and Uganda.

Each module contains different units and activities that are particularly useful when working with youth in peace and prevention of conflict development networks and initiatives. Under each unit, the handbook embraces and applies interactive and participatory learner centered approaches that support the learners to learn from one another and from the facilitator and for the facilitator to learn from the learners.

For this purpose, each module has a short video uploaded on the app that the trainee is expected to watch first as an attractive module content summary to provide a full appreciation of the module beforehand.

Download the Handbook English version HERE and French Version HERE.

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