Feed the Future
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YouthPower Learning Webinar — Engaging Youth in Agriculture

Event Date: 
May 09, 2018
Time: 
9:30 am to 11:00 am EDT
Online: 
Online Event
Host: 
Bureau for Food Security and YouthPower Learning

Information

Please join USAID’s Bureau for Food Security and YouthPower Learning in the launch of Feed the Future Project Design Guide for Youth-Inclusive Agriculture and Food Systems. During this webinar, participants will hear from the Bureau for Food Security and the guide’s authors on the investment into youth in agriculture and how this newly released guide aims to support USAID and implementers to further engage youth within Global Food Security Strategy (GFSS) and Feed the Future. In addition, two young people from Kenya and Uganda will share their own journey and efforts to engage other young people in agriculture-based employment.

Presenters:

Hillary Proctor, Director of Technical Services, Making Cents International
Rachel Blum, Independent Consultant, Contributing Author for the Feed the Future Program Design Guide for Youth-Inclusive Agriculture and Food Systems
David Feige, Independent Consultant, Contributing Author for the Feed the Future Program Design Guide for Youth-Inclusive Agriculture and Food Systems
Meredith McCormack, Program Analyst, Bureau for Food Security at USAID
Ignatius Ahumuza, Co-Founder and Executive Director, Art Planet Academy Organization
Patricia Gichinga, Head of Production, The Mediae Company

Learning Objectives:

The launch will introduce USAID Mission staff and implementing partners to evidence-based approaches for incorporating youth into agriculture and agribusiness. Participants will be introduced to the Feed the Future Project Design Guide for Youth-Inclusive Agriculture and Food Systems that includes action-oriented tools and resources, including youth analysis tools and value chain entry point criteria.

Webinar participants will:

  1. Understand the evidence and case for integrating youth into agriculture
  2. Begin exploring the guide and learn how it can be used in their work
  3. Discuss key concepts and frameworks for youth inclusion

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