Tackling the Needs of Children and Youth: Opportunity or Time Bomb?

Course Duration: 
2 Weeks
Public Sector Capacity Building
Tuition Fee: 
2 500.00 USD

​This course ​description ​is indicative, and only for reference ​purposes. The course is not scheduled unless advertised in our calendar. If you are interested in this course​,​ or require a customized course​ that is similar to this​, please note that ​fees start from USD ​25,000 for a two-week course. This fee is for a customized course for ten or fewer participants. For additional participants, the fee is USD 2500 ​per participant.

​For these fees, the client may customize the course to the precise needs ​of the client's organization. Scheduling will be in consultation with the client.

Participants: Development planners, administrators, officials, extension officers, project and program managers or officers, CSR officers, and NGO personnel.

Course Brief: The under-25 age group is unique from an economic perspective, and crucial for human development and economic growth. It is the optimal point for interventions and investments to build human capital, which are the principal means to increase social mobility and reduce inter-generational poverty. Today’s under-25 age group, however, represents both an opportunity to move toward the MDGs and a potential time bomb for current development strategies. The choice is ours, and we have to make it now.

This course seeks to help clients end the cycle of inter-generational poverty in many countries by addressing the children and youth (C&Y) agenda in a systematic and integrated manner and guide more effective C&Y development. Content covers a strategic framework for action in C&Y interventions; developing, implementing, and monitoring C&Y operational plans; improving coordination among C&Y sectors, networks, and regional activities; ensuring consistency with development strategies in companion sectors; providing effective and innovative knowledge management to serve the sector; promoting improved C&Y learning outcomes; collaborating on C&Y issues with international agencies, donors, and other countries; and raising funding to effectively explore, document, and respond to the needs of children and youth.