|Producing a Youth Action Handbook (training modules).
|The Youth Action Handbook is in English, French and
Swahili. Available for free on the project website and in the form of an interactive
smartphone application by which initiatives can also post, like and share their
action and motivate others to participate.
|Gender Equality Research Study
|TA Gender Equality Research Study in the Target Region shows the gaps and
shortcomings of gender equality in the Target Region and serves as a reference
throughout the action to advocate for inclusiveness and gender equality.
|Capacity building workshops (Goma, Gisenyi, Kampala, Mwanza)
|The workshops comprise of the modules presented by the Youth Action Handbook. The
workshops serve as the baseline from where youth actions progressively increase
their capacity over the project period.
|Training of the Trainers Workshops (Goma).
|2-3 Target Group members are selected per country. They are trained as trainers
together with the selected trainers from the other countries in a 5-day long so they
can transfer their knowledge to their youth initiative and others.
|Local mini-training courses delivered by ToT graduates (in the target
|The process is organized in a structured way and through a definition of
mini-training proposals (target, purpose, outputs, methods, timeline) to be
developed by the ToT participants in their respective thematic field.
|Subject-based regional quarterly group (video) calls.
|The subject-based fields comprise gender equality, environment (including natural
resources) and climate change, political representation, democracy and good
governance, land and inheritance, economic stability and employment, media,
education, culture and religion and forced migration.
|Regional Peace Summer Schools.
|All Target Group members from the Target Regions come together for a 1-week long
annual Peace Summer School to meet, exchange and continue dialogue. Target Groups
members also come together to develop action in their fields.
|Sub-granting Scheme “Ideas for Action” + Mentoring Program.
|The application process is accompanied by the TT and the project team. At least one
action per field is awarded. They must present their ideas to all TG members during
the Summer School. A jury will select the grantees who will receive 1.500-2.500 EUR
(Sub-granting scheme) to realize their action.
|Cross-border discussions on gender.
|These discussions bring together 20-30 young men and women from the local
communities at the border crossings of two neighboring countries to debate about
prejudices, discrimination and stereotypes in a non-violent way and to seek
|Local monthly radio shows.
|Monthly radio shows, ideally one hour each Saturday, are set up in 3 local radio
stations per country and organized in cooperation with TG members. The shows discuss
youth action and youth policies and highlight the role of youth as actors of change.
|National Multi-Stakeholder conferences.
|A 2-day long national conference in each country, together the TG members and
stakeholders in their country. Questions related to the stakeholders’ fields can be
discussed, contact can be made. TG members can present and advocate for their work.
Solutions for local problems, especially in cross-border regions can be developed.
|Regional Multi-Stakeholder conference in Kigali.
|One big 3-day-long regional multi-stakeholder conference to bring together TG
members with stakeholders of the TR to exchange, discuss and develop common
solutions for improving the situation of the final beneficiaries of the Great Lakes
|Regional creative outreach activity: “Reach out, Reach high” (online).
|As one element presented at the Regional Multi-Stakeholder conference and on the
website and its social media channels, the participating TG initiatives are asked to
organize a call for creative content that addresses peer groups and prospective
youth that want to be active.
|A best-practice publication is produced to showcase success stories and the
development of the project action. It is disseminated to all TGs and stakeholders
and shared in the PC’s networks. An online version is uploaded to the website and
produced as an interactive document.
|The SC, representatives of the TG and SH come together for a sustainability workshop
to explore possibilities of sustaining the action after the project end through
partnerships and collaborations.