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The discussion on Youth Responsiveness Criteria is going online!

When? From March 10th to April 4th 2014, the GLTN website will host an e-forum ;on the Youth Responsiveness Criteria (YRC)

What? The GLTN tool YRC seeks to engage stakeholders in dialogue around what the land related issues are for youth. Through the dialogue stakeholders, including policy-makers, will be able to identify what the main land concerns are for youth in their particular context and work together to develop responses.

Who? We are targeting a broad range of development practitioners, land professionals, youth representatives from different sectors, land activists, civil society, academia.

Interested? Confused? Curious? Excited? Join us! Send an email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. See you online!

Piloting the Youth Responsiveness Criteria

With the aim of identifying the main issues for youth when it comes to access, use and control over land and hence improving youth responsiveness of land tools, approaches and processes, GLTN and UN-Habitat have partnered to develop Youth Responsiveness Criteria (YRC) that can guide multi-stakeholder debate to identify what the land related needs for youth are.

Through piloting a set of questions, the UN-Habitat's Youth Unit is testing the questions and approaches which can provide insight to inform the development of actions which will make land tools, approaches or processes more youth responsive. The overall goal is to ensure that the land sector becomes more encompassing of youth's needs and hence impact their livelihood, civic life, sustainability and tenure security in a positive way.

The YRC is currently being piloted in

  1. Sao Paulo, Brazil where the youth organization ISPIS is looking into how to put policies into practice when it comes to youth's participation in and use of public spaces;
  2. Nairobi, Kenya in the Mathare slums where Sisi Ni Amani seeks to demonstrate the positive impact youth can have in the planning of public spaces;
  3. Harare, Zimbabwe in the informal settlement of the Hatcliff Extension where the Young Voices Network is looking for solutions to tenure security for youth in informal settlements.

The development of this tool is one of the several currently ongoing activities aimed at building the capacity and raising awareness of youth and other stakeholders, including GLTN partners.

For more information about the pilots please contact: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Contact Info:

Location: Gigiri, UN Complex
Office: NOF South Wing Block 3
Telephone: +254 207623858
Email: gltn[at]unhabitat.org

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