What we do
Youth policy advocacy
Based on its flagship product, the Ghana Youth Manifesto, the Coalition is continuously engaging policy makers and development partners through appropriate channels, with the view to integrating the recommended actions of the Manifesto into national youth policy. Over time, the Coalition will use the Youth Manifesto as yardstick for measuring progress in specific areas of youth policy and national development. Thus, youth policy advocacy remains an on-going activity of the Coalition.
Training & Capacity Building
Coalition members have regular access to training opportunities, allowing them to reach their highest potential as change-makers. On-going training and capacity building activities focus on governance and participatory democracy (including the challenges for youth in governance), tools for effective youth participation, active citizenship, advocacy and lobbying, coalition-building, tools for youth civic engagement, communications, networking and coalition building, among others. Training sessions are carefully planned to provide a platform for youth leaders to share experiences and especially build friendships, synergies and collaboration towards a long-term networking and advocacy effort. The Coalition also offers international, regional, and local speaking and publicity opportunities at prominent conferences and events.
Research & Learning
Building the evidence base for our advocacy is an important aspect of the Coalition’s work. We seek to commission research into various aspects of youth development and publish the findings. We pay particular attention to ensuring that all our research work involves youth as part of the research team. Through Policy Briefs, Newsletters, social media channels and other youth-friendly documentation mechanisms, we hope to make research findings more accessible to wider youth audiences and stakeholders.