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Please join the International Foundation for Electoral Systems (IFES) and Kimpact Development Initiative (KDI) for the virtual launch of In Their Words: A Practical Guide for Engaging Young People in Civic Education.
IFES, in partnership with KDI, a youth-focused nonprofit organization in Nigeria, 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. This guide outlines actionable tips for young leaders and practitioners to develop effective civic education programming for meaningful youth participation.
In Their Words explores how nonformal civic education can be leveraged to build more youth-inclusive and democratic societies. Engaging young people through civic education, even before the age of enfranchisement, can instill lifelong patterns of political and civic participation and build and sustain resilient democracies. During the virtual launch event, speakers will discuss nonformal civic education as a tool for inclusion, preview the youth-informed tips, provide an overview of the mixed methods research design, and present a visualization tool that will allow users to interact with the research data.
- Inoka Perera, Sri Lanka Program Coordinator, IFES
- Ashley Law, Youth Engagement Specialist, IFES
- Sarah Timreck, Youth Engagement Officer, IFES
- Dr. Cassandra Emmons, Sr. Democracy Data Analyst, IFES
- Oluwafemi John Adebayo, Senior Program Manager, KDI