Mobilizing the Power of Grassroots Youth as Advocates, Peacebuilders and Active Citizens in Conflict Affected Communities of Uganda and South Sudan
Through this project WPDI & EAA empowers youth and local stakeholders with knowledge and skills essential for human rights advocacy (with a focus on right to Education), peacebuilding and sustainable development to become active global citizens in fragile and conflict-affected communities of Uganda and South Sudan. Targeting 411,961 total beneficiaries, including;187,475 youth aged 15-24 (through global citizenship education and conflict resolution education), 191,820 children and other local stakeholders (through human rights advocacy with a focus on the right to education), and 32,666 other local stakeholders (through other training, engagement and awareness-raising activities)
This project builds in a large part on two previous partnerships between EAA and WPDI, respectively implemented from July 2016 to June 2017 and from May 2018 to October 2019. These partnerships aimed both at harnessing the power of Global Citizenship Education (GCED) and Sustainable Development Goal 4.7 to help fragile communities of South Sudan restore peace, stability and resilience.
Lessons from the 2018-2019 partnership have been particularly instrumental for the design and planning of the present project. For most of the previous activities programmed, expected results were exceeded, in part because they generated an important demand locally, testifying to the appropriation of our activities by local populations, notably community leaders who often show a keen interest in the potential of our activities to foster peace and sustainable development.