Adolescents and Youth

This list of resources on Adolescents and Youth are part of the larger Learning for Peace project which produced dozens of briefs, reports, case studies, guides, and research products, and compiled many other relevant resources related to the link between education and peacebuilding.

Adolescents and youth make up more than 50% of the total population in some countries. They are often suspected to contribute to conflict, and to be trouble makers. There is less acknowledgement how to tap on youth’s creative and social potential, and the opportunities to mobilize youth as agents of peace, and of the need to cater to their needs, hopes and aspirations.

Manual/Handbook/Guide

Cradled by Conflict: Implications for Programming

Published by
United Nations University

This Technical Note aims to help guide programming intended to prevent and address the recruitment and use of children by armed groups in today’s conflicts.

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Report

Peacebuilding Knowledge, Attitudes, and Skills: Desk Review and Recommendations

Published by
United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF)

This report seeks to answer the following question: what knowledge, skills and attitudes do children and adolescents need to cope with conflict, resolve conflict, promote peace, and contribute to peace processes? A secondary question considered in this report is: how can we effectively teach peace knowledge, skills and attitudes in conflict-affected situations?

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French
Manual/Handbook/Guide

Engaging Adolescents in Conflict Analysis: Guidance Note

Published by
United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF)

This Guidance Note offers tools and methods which UNICEF Country Offices can use to ensure the safe and meaningful participation of adolescents when doing a conflict analysis.

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French
Report

The Adolescent Brain: A second window of opportunity- A Compendium

Published by
United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF)

In this compendium, eight experts in adolescent neuroscience and development summarize scientific and programmatic evidence from their work, offering an insight into how to maximize the potential of adolescents during this period of opportunity, but also vulnerability.

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Case Study

PBEA Case study of volunteers during the Ebola response in Liberia

Published by
Anthropologica

This study evaluates the effects of the volunteers’ interventions as part of the Ebola response from the perspective of the volunteers themselves and other key stakeholders. It focuses on five key areas: relevance, efficiency, results and effectiveness, partnership, and sustainability.

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Report

Peace Clubs in Schools in Côte d’Ivoire: Participatory Video and Annual Evaluation

Published by
United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF)

10 young people were trained by Insightshare to carry out an evaluation using Participatory Video combined with Most Significant Change (PV MSC) for UNICEF WCARO and UNICEF Côte d’Ivoire. The aim of the activity was to carry out an end of year participatory evaluation led by students and young people who participate in the PBEA programme that UNICEF and partners lead in Côte d’Ivoire.

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Video media

Learning for Peace, Côte d’Ivoire: Peace Messenger Clubs

Published by
United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF)

This film shows the results of the evaluation focused on the work of UNICEF with Search for Common Ground to reinforce ‘Peace Clubs’ and empower students, citizen of tomorrow to become ‘champions’ of peace through trainings in conflict transformation and mediation, participatory theatre, radio programmes and sports.

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Report

Case Study: Peace Messengers & Peace Guardians in Cote d’Ivoire

Published by
United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF)

This evaluation and the associated videos hope therefore to address this and to look more closely at this programme which works with youth, who were socialized in violence, to help them play a positive role in society and become promoters of peace. 

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French
Video media

Learning for Peace, Côte d’Ivoire: Transitional Justice Radio

Published by
United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF)

This project is part of UNICEF’s Learning for Peace programme. UNICEF has worked with young people across Côte d’Ivore to set up the “Action Justice and Peace” Network to engage in national reconciliation processes and train youth leaders to document young people’s experiences of the recent conflict.

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Report

Participatory Video for Peacebuilding in the Southern Philippines, Trainer’s Report

Published by
United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF)

Between April and September 2016, a participatory video project in Mindanao, the Philippines brought together young representatives from four different religious/cultural backgrounds to explore and document how conflict related issues affect youth in the region and to articulate their visions for a more peaceful future.

English
Report

Child Friendly Schools in Sierra Leone: Participatory Video and Evaluation

Published by
United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF)

This case study however did not just aim to capture if and to what degree the CFS project influenced significant changes in the lives of the children at the school in Sawula and the surrounding communities. It also aimed to provide insights into how those changes have taken place and if there were any significant links between peace, conflict and children’s education.

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Report

PBEA Uganda: Participatory Video and Evaluation

Published by
United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF)

The aim of the activity was to carry out a qualitative end-of-programme participatory evaluation led by youth who participated in the PBEA programme at the same time as building capacity in the trainees and delivery agencies.

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Report

On the Road to Peace: Participatory Video and Most Significant Change Final Evaluation in Burundi

Published by
United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF)
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InsightShare

This project aimed to reinforce skills, consolidate peace among the youth and create solidarity between residents and returnees through trainings in conflict mediation, dialogue, participatory theatre and radio. This was part of an InsightShare participatory video evaluation carried out for UNICEF in collaboration with Ubuntu Centre, PEAB and ASB.

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Case Study

Reducing Fragility and Supporting Peacebuilding Through Youth Facilitation of the National Education

Published by
United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF)

This project aimed to reinforce skills, consolidate peace among the youth and create solidarity between residents and returnees through trainings in conflict mediation, dialogue, participatory theatre and radio. This was part of an InsightShare participatory video evaluation carried out for UNICEF in collaboration with Ubuntu Centre, PEAB and ASB. 

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