Episode 1 Peace & Reconciliation
Episode 2 Criminality
Episode 3 Youth Leadership
Episode 4 Peace Building
With continued support from USAID through Supporting Access to Justice, Fostering Equity and Peace (SAFE), this year 2015, AYINET will continue phase two of the youth program to mobilize and empower youth to become active leaders within their communities, strengthen leadership skills of potential youth leaders, while involving youth in areas of social transformation, peace and justice. AYINET youth program also works to identify key drivers of youth resilience against criminal involvement, while encouraging positive alternatives to criminality through the use of peace messages and resources in an effort to reduce recidivism.
AYINET therefore wishes to recognize and appreciate the American Government for USAID funds and also Peace Corps funds used for supporting youth programs through AYINET. The work of this project, alongside others, contributed to AYINET success and recognition contributing to the joint nomination of Victor Ochen and AYINET for the Nobel peace prize.
Using youth-specific approaches, AYINET youth program 2014 reached approximately 11,860 Youth in the various post conflict communities of Lira and Gulu, established 60 youth structures who use different approaches to post-conflict recovery to mitigate conflict, and are also engaged in peace building and community development. This youth engagement clearly demonstrates the role young people play in peace building as they lead by example and help others to understand the importance of peace and reconciliation for a peaceful generation. AYINET phase one activities continue this year 2015 with phase two.
The African Youth Initiative Network (AYINET) developed the project “Engaging and Empowering Youth as Leaders, Youth at Risk, and Youth as Game Changers for Peace and Reconciliation.”
The expected project outcomes include:
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