Promoting Youth Participation in Decision-Making

From the Constellation 2016 Report, p. 17-18.

Read the whole story in the report of Roots of Hope (in French), by Eric Uwintwaza 

En français dans le rapport 2016, p. 17-18.

Lire l'histoire complète dans le rapport de Racines de l'Espoir, par Eric Uwintwaza 

Roots of Hope has embarked on a program covering human rights issues as a guideline for responding to the many challenges faced by Burundian youth, in collaboration with Equitas, the International Centre for Human Rights Education.


Sustainable peace is our ideal, pursued this year through several pillars including health, access to employment and intergenerational dialogue centred on the participation of young people.


In terms of health, Roots of Hope has sent a community of professionals in the fields of health and statistics to transfer their knowledge to young volunteers who in turn have transferred their knowledge to rural youth.


In terms of access to employment, Roots of Hope supervised the same volunteers during the SALT process that they had the opportunity to facilitate in favour of the "Coffee for local development" program financed by the Fondation Roi Baudouin.


At the level of intergenerational dialogue, the young people had the opportunity to reflect on their priorities, to discuss collectively on the priorities of their respective localities and to have a dialogue with their elders on priorities deemed consensual.


All this work was carried out mainly between the SALT team made up of young people based in Bujumbura (initiator of the transfer) and young people from the three municipalities of Bujumbura and two rural communes, Giheta in the Gitega province and Rutegama in the Muramvya province.

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