Revitalizing Youth’s Active Citizenship: Zimbabwe
Revitalizing Youth’s Active Citizenship Through Constitutional Awareness and Stakeholder Mobilization in Bulawayo and Masvingo, Zimbabwe
PARTNERS: My Age – Zimbabwe
This project’s overall objective is to facilitate open spaces for dialogue towards civic engagement among youth and the duty bearers in two provinces of Zimbabwe namely; Masvingo and Bulawayo. It is aimed at contributing to positive inclusion of citizens in country’s governance, policymaking, and development processes at large. Specifically, the project will be run based on three objectives, which include; promotion of the constitutional awareness and meaningful youth engagement in the civic engagement processes in Zimbabwe through clarifying with and sensitizing these stakeholders around the country’s constitution and their rights, roles, and duties towards this – and increasing their informed participation in the way their country is run; facilitating space and opportunities for youth from the two provinces to engage with their community leaders in civic engagement processes through facilitating public meetings, lobbies, debates, joint training, etc. to bring these stakeholders together into dialogue for longer-term joint growth and work; establishing the building and mobilizing of a network of youth-led organizations from the two provinces, to start working together towards joint planning on how to engage the young people in the provinces and other places these work, and as a supportive platform for the strengthening and long-term sustainability of this project’s objectives.
Youth Participation; Constitutional Awareness; Active Citizenship
SDG 4: Quality Education
SDG 16: Peace, Justice and Strong institutions SDG 17: Partnership for the Goals