This is a 2-day-bootcamp that brings together youths ranging from 15-25 years to brainstorm and guide them on how they can contribute their quota to governance, policy making, decision taking and politics. The ultimate aim is to empower them for responsible adult life.
BBIYDEN has the vision to ensure that 250 young people in Nigeria are empowered, knowing their rights and being protected from abuse within a period of five years 2020-2025. 50 people will be trained per year spanning the period of 5years.
■ To increase opportunities for the creativity development, initiative, and collective actions of the youth;
■ To reduce the effects of unequal conditions on the development opportunities of young people, and preventing exclusion;
■ To support the active involvement of young people in community life and decision-making processes; ■ To ensure labour market success for young people; and
■ To develop high-quality youth policy and youth work. These goals of the development plan are to be addressed through four sub-goals and measures. An implementation plan is to be developed to ensure delivery of the measures outlined.
SUB-GOAL 1: MAKING YOUNG PEOPLE HAVE MORE CHOICES BY DISCOVERING THEIR OWN CREATIVE AND DEVELOPMENTAL POTENTIAL
1: Provide adequate opportunities for young people to develop their creativity, show initiative and act together The key activities that will be implemented as part of the measure are as follows:
1.1. Smart youth work concept is developed;
1.2. Providing ICT-related hobby activities so as to improve young people‟s digital literacy;
1.3. Increasing capacity in the youth field to create and develop optimal socialisation environments for different groups of young people;
1.4. Supporting youths to design and drive youth-led initiatives and projects;
1.5. Enhancing youth work in schools;
1.6. Greater recognition of the value of skills and knowledge gained through non-formal learning is ensured in formal education and in the labour market,
SUB-GOAL 2: PLACING YOUNG PEOPLE AT A LOWER RISK OF EXCLUSION
Measure 2: Increase the inclusion of young people and improve their employability
2.1. Young people‟s employability is supported by providing them with opportunities to obtain work experience
2.2. Awareness of the needs of disadvantaged young people and of the obstacles young people face in resolving problems in their working lives are increased by working with the parties involved in youth research and youth policy, and this knowledge is taken into account in the planning of measures in different policy domains; (including voluntary work) and better understand the world of work, paying particular attention to risk groups;
2.3. Enhancing the ability of young people to build a labour market by themselves by supporting their initiative and implementing more effectively a variety of youth work provision for entrepreneurship and entrepreneurial spirit to be recognised, and this, among other things, in cooperation with businesses; 2.4. Measures are launched for young people not in education, employment or training by means of youth work institutions and organisations to support their return to education and/or their entry to the labour market.
SUB-GOAL 3: GREATER SUPPORT FOR THE PARTICIPATION OF YOUNG PEOPLE IN DECISION-MAKING Measure 3: Support for the active participation of young people in the community life and decision-making The key activities that will be implemented as part of the measure are as follows:
3.1. Sustainable development of traditional forms of participation (primarily such as youth councils and associations) is supported;
3.2. Increase in the membership of youth associations is supported by improving youth leaders„ competence for inclusion;
3.3 System that ensures annual budgetary support for youth associations and councils is further developed;
3.4. New forms of youth participation are developed and supported so as to devise a great many methods used in youth work institutions and organisations that support participation and the ones for learning to participate, focusing, among other things, on developing youth leaders‟, youth workers‟ and civil servants‟ competence;
SUB-GOAL 4: THE YOUTH FIELD OPERATES MORE EFFICIENTLY
Measure 4: Ensure the development of high-quality youth policy and youth work The key activities that will be implemented as part of the measure are as follows:
4.1. Use of youth research evidence and monitoring results in policy making is increased;
4.2. Permanent cooperation between civil servants, practitioners and researchers is supported;
4.3. Opportunities are created for acquiring new knowledge about non-formal learning and its