USAID Global LEAD Toolkit Launch
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USAID’s Global LEAD initiative aims to mobilize one million young leaders to guide their countries’ progress on human rights, climate action, fair governance, job skills, global health, and violence prevention, among other key challenges. The initiative partners with young leaders, higher education institutions, civil society, and others to support young changemakers.
Underlining this initiative, USAID is launching the new Global LEAD toolkit on Wednesday, January 12, 2022. Join this global launch event taking place two times at:
- 7:00 a.m. - 8:00 a.m. Eastern Time (ET) / 12:00 UTC
- 12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m. Eastern Time (ET) / 17:00 UTC
During the event, we will discuss with young people what does and does not work including youth voices, building opportunities for youth civic participation and leadership, and will interactively explore how to use the multitude of resources included in the Global LEAD Toolkit.
Participants will come away with a new understanding of USAID’s commitment to working with young people through the Global LEAD initiative, knowledge on how to effectively utilize the Global LEAD toolkit, and gain practical recommendations from young people to understand how to use the Global LEAD Toolkit.
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About The Global LEAD Toolkit:
The Global LEAD toolkit was developed by USAID, in collaboration with YouthPower2: Learning and Evaluation (YP2LE). Here you will find resources to support USAID and its partners in strengthening and expanding youth-related programs and projects that provide opportunities for young people to contribute to community development and collective action across sectors. By using a variety of education, civic and political engagement, and leadership approaches, young people, can play a more direct role in building better and stronger communities.
The toolkit includes specific resources and templates, along with links to useful reports, guides, and other toolkits. It is intended for use by USAID staff, implementing partners, and young and emerging leaders as they plan and design new activities, measure project performance, and coordinate communications efforts. The toolkit also provides examples of adaptable models, guidance for programming by sector, and opportunities to join networks and learning communities that are excited about working with young people as partners in development.
For more background, we recommend getting familiar with the Global LEAD Framework and exploring the additional resources about Global LEAD. You can also review our Key Definitions page to clarify what we mean when we use terms such as “civic engagement” and “leadership development.”
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