The Youth SDGs Corps initiative was developed by Youth Advocates Ghana (YAG) in response to the need to ensure the meaningful participation of young people in the SDGs accountability process in the Voluntary National Review (VNRs) process at the national level. The project in partnership with youth groups, National Youth Councils, individual SDGs champions, and partner CSOs with support from development partners to     select and train young people and design tools to collect data and produce VNR Youth Shadow Report from a youth perspective, provide constructive inputs into the national VNR to ensure that their aspirations, interests and needs are not left behind.

Through local needs based research, contend development, youth evidence based advocacy, lobbying and Monitoring for best accountability, this initiative will put Africa’s biggest population who are the young people at the  forefront of influencing and shaping SDGs implementation in  Africa.

The project will yearly target selected countries in Africa who are presenting VNRs at the High-Level Political Forum (HLPF) in New York.

Goal

The overall goal of the project is to activate the power of young people in the SDGs accountability process through VNR Youth Shadow Reporting.

Objectives

  1. To build the capacity of young people to generate data and produce VNR Youth Shadow Report.
  2. To lobby national governments to include young people as key stakeholders in drafting the VNR and include youth delegation to the HLPF.
  3. To inform, educate and empower young people on national, regional and global SDGs accountability process.
  4. To create a community of practice where the experiences, best practices and knowledge generated can be shared in SDGs fora and replicated in other countries.
  5. Popularize SDGs, among rural communities and make the implementation process most inclusive, measurable and responsive to the needs of young rural youth as seen by and reported by themselves.

The Youth SDGs Corps initiative was developed by Youth Advocates Ghana (YAG) in response to the need to ensure the meaningful participation of young people in the SDGs accountability process in the Voluntary National Review (VNRs) process at the national level. The project in partnership with youth groups, National Youth Councils, individual SDGs champions, and partner CSOs with support from development partners to     select and train young people and design tools to collect data and produce VNR Youth Shadow Report from a youth perspective, provide constructive inputs into the national VNR to ensure that their aspirations, interests and needs are not left behind.

Through local needs based research, contend development, youth evidence based advocacy, lobbying and Monitoring for best accountability, this initiative will put Africa’s biggest population who are the young people at the  forefront of influencing and shaping SDGs implementation in  Africa.

The project will yearly target selected countries in Africa who are presenting VNRs at the High-Level Political Forum (HLPF) in New York.

Goal

The overall goal of the project is to activate the power of young people in the SDGs accountability process through VNR Youth Shadow Reporting.

Objectives  

  1. To build the capacity of young people to generate data and produce VNR Youth Shadow Report.
  2. To lobby national governments to include young people as key stakeholders in drafting the VNR and include youth delegation to the HLPF.
  3. To inform, educate and empower young people on national, regional and global SDGs accountability process.
  4. To create a community of practice where the experiences, best practices and knowledge generated can be shared in SDGs fora and replicated in other countries.
  5. Popularize SDGs, among rural communities and make the implementation process most inclusive, measurable and responsive to the needs of young rural youth as seen by and reported by themselves.

For Partnerships, please email us at youthadvocatesghana@gmail.com