Facilitating Youth Policy Development
This project’s aim is to strengthen capacities of local youth policy structures in four (4) municipalities (Martvili, Senaki, Tsalenjikha, and Khobi) of the Samegrelo-Zemo Svaneti region in Georgia, towards a more inclusive, participatory, conducive, and responsive youth policy environment to youth issues. And we want to document this into a model that can easily be replicated in other periphery regions of the country. This will entail consultatively developing and delivering a mobilization and competence-development program for 216 youths, 12 civil society actors, and 8 civil servants that are actively involved in youth policy development. These will in turn reach out to at least 7600 youth and youth policy stakeholders in the region. The above will be complemented with strengthening of avenues for evidence-based municipal youth policy through introducing, further development, and localizing/systematizing of the National Youth Policy Document/guide developed in March 2014 but is yet to be fully devolved to periphery regions like this one.