Youth Engagement

Today, approximately half of the world’s total population – around 3 billion people – are 25 or younger. This could be the largest generation in history to transition to adulthood in the coming years. About 85 percent of today's youth live in developing countries.

Recognizing the importance of engaging with youth, the International Foundation for Electoral Systems’ youth-focused activities have included organizing youth debate clubs in Afghanistan, creating a civic education curriculum in Georgia and Yemen, promoting voter awareness and education in Indonesia, holding democracy camps that emphasize critical thinking and decision-making skills and producing thought-provoking public service announcements and music videos in Kyrgyzstan.