Unite 2030 IFES KDI Event Info as listed below.

Engaging Young People in Civic Education

Date & Time
9:00 AM - 10:00 AM EDT

Please join the International Foundation for Electoral Systems (IFES) and Kimpact Development Initiative (KDI), a youth-focused nonprofit organization in Nigeria, for a practical workshop focused on identifying ways that young people can lead and participate in civic education. The event will be hosted by our partners at Unite 2030. 

IFES, in partnership with KDI, conducted a global survey to solicit young people’s insight on impactful civic education strategies that effectively engage diverse groups of young people. With over 900 responses from young people across 71 countries, survey data and focus group discussions informed IFES’s newest publication, In Their Words: A Practical Guide for Engaging Young People in Civic Education. During this workshop, participants will learn about the key research findings and youth-informed actionable tips outlined in the publication. IFES and KDI facilitators will engage participants in breakout rooms to brainstorm how to apply research learnings to Election Management Body-led (EMB) civic education efforts that engage young people throughout the electoral cycle. The results from these breakout rooms will be compiled and included in a forthcoming recommendations guide for EMBs.