Location: Zoom

Start Date: 23 Nov 2021  End Date: 23 Nov 2021

Speaker/s: Jen Stephens

Organiser: GADRRRES

Webinar recording available on the GADRRRES YouTube channel:

Download the presentation [PDF 2.93MB] Attendance 76 participants from 202 different countries.

Highlights

Representing more than half the world’s population, children and youth under age 30 are among the most affected by disasters. While their contributions are already making a difference, more must be done to support and engage children and youth worldwide in disaster risk reduction and resilience building

The Webinar’s objectives were the following:

Introduce participants to key recent policy documents on the engagement of children and youth
Provide examples of children and youth’s engagement in disaster risk reduction and resilience building to help demonstrate how some key areas of youth participation can be operationalized within different settings
Exchange lessons learned, evidence, opportunities, and effective tools/methods, and identify challenges to address moving forward

Learning and Insights

More must be done to support and engage children and youth worldwide in disaster risk reduction and resilience building

The IASC Guidelines on Working with and for Young People in Humanitarian and Protracted Crisis and the Words into Action Guidelines: Engaging Children and Youth in DRR and Resilience Building can help frame children and youth engagement in disaster risk reduction and resilience building within humanitarian and development programming.

Concrete case studies (i.e., South East Asia, Indonesia, the Philippines and Mexico) highlighting the engagement of children and youth in youth survey, disaster risk reduction and resilience building inspired and helped demonstrate how some key areas of youth participation can be operationalized within different settings.

Polls results:
1. Were you already familiar with the IASC Guidelines on Working with and for Young People in Humanitarian and Protracted Crises and the Words into Action Guidelines: Engaging Children and Youth in DRR and Resilience Building?

50 respondents – 1 possible answer:

Yes both: 7
Only one: 12
Neither: 31
2. Have you used these guidelines to support your work?
50 respondents – Multiple possible answers:

I have regularly used both: 3
I have regularly used one: 5
I have sometimes used both: 3
I have sometimes used one: 10
I have never used any: 29
3. When is the last time you have used the guidelines?
50 respondents – 1 possible answer:

In the last month: 4
In the last 3 months: 5
In the last 6 months: 7
Never: 33
4. What challenges do you face when engaging children and young people in DRR and resilience building related activities?
50 respondents – Multiple possible answers:

I do not know where to start and/or I do not have resources: 11
I do not have opportunities to shape initiatives with governments and partners: 20
This is not a priority for my programme: 5
I do not face any challenges: 6
Other: 11
Feedback and satisfaction of participants
1. How satisfied are you with the webinar today?
31 respondents – 1 possible answer:

Very satisfied: 13
Satisfied: 16
OK: 2
Dissatisfied: 0
Very Dissatisfied: 0
2. Would you be interested in learning more and/or exchanging further around this theme?
31 respondents – 1 possible answer:

Yes: 27
No: 1
Maybe: 3
I don’t know: 0