DURATION: 30 months (from November 2020)
EU CONTRIBUTION: EUR 275,000
LOCATION: Project funded under the CSO/LA thematic budget line 2020 and managed by the Trinidad and Tobago Delegation
The overall goal of this proposal is to strengthen the capacity of CSOs to promote the voices of youth and to increase their participation in addressing issues of irregular migration and forced displacement. This will be done by enhancing the skills and competencies of youth aged 16 – 29 to advocate effectively for themselves and others in society.
The project will be rolled out in phases. The first activities are intended to expose youth to development issues in society that affect them by providing them with information about the resources available as well as the opportunities to learn about themselves. This first phase will be closely followed by training in Information and Communication Technology and the use of social media and training in Leadership and Advocacy. Finally, youth will be supported in the design and implementation of community engagement projects where they will work in teams and apply the skills learnt during the previous sessions
In addition to building a core group of sensitized young people, the project will also establish youth leaders throughout the country, who will be expected to network with other young people and expand via social media and other Information and Communication Technologies, the positive messages and information that will contribute to the further building of key competencies.
Implementing Partners: University of the West Indies, Jabulous, Coalition Against Domestic Violence and Rotary Club