Voluntary commitment

Youth taking action on DRR

Description

Young people have the capacity to innovate, self-organize and contribute to global challenges using their knowledge and understanding of these issues. Youth Beyond Disasters is a coalition of young people with a mission to increase awareness of the need for Disaster Risk Reduction (DRR), to promote the development of a safer and healthier society. To build a meaningful space of participation and safety and security for youth, we mobilise and empower children and youth toward resilient society. We commit to contribute to actions to inform young people on DRR; ensure their voices are heard at all levels; enhance their own capacity to engage and implement DRR programmes; and participate in governance.

Targets

1) Mobilise young people to form a platform facilitating their active cross-sectional and meaningful involvement in Disaster Risk Reduction.

2) Host annual regional and international youth conferences providing young people with knowledge and skills to take actions on DRR and to facilitate discussion between young activists, professionals, volunteers, researchers and educators to enhance DRR actions, study and policy-making, to showcase the good practises that have been implemented by youth or youth led organisations, and to facilitate creation of youth led action plans on DRR.

3) Encourage and support local young people to develop national youth led DRR programs; including grassroot implementation of national policy, national mobilization, training and capacity building, and facilitating of representation of national voices of yoth in the global dialogue jointly with Youth Beyond Disasters.

4) Promote and provide spaces for youth to take action on Disaster Risk Reduction from local to global level.

5) Support national sectors of the platform to take common actions and collaborations with governments and other stakeholders and actors through interdisciplinary platforms and events to improve DRR national efforts of reducing disaster risks.

Indicators

Target 1, Indicator 1
Number of youth mobilised, with disaggregation of age, gender, nationality and social background.

Target 2, Indicator 1
Number of global conferences, with a participation diversity disaggregated by age, gender, region and social background. Framework for follow up actions.

Target 2, Indicator 2
Number of regional conferences, with a participation diversity disaggregated by age, gender, region and social background. Framework for follow up actions.

Target 2, Indicator 3
Number of action plans developed and implemented as an outcome of regional and global youth DRR conferences.

Target 3, Indicator 1
Number of national DRR youth programs.
Number and quality evaluation of each national DRR youth program activity.

Target 4, Indicator 1
Number of youth within national and local DRR committees.

Target 5, Indicator 1
Number of youth delegates to Regional DRR platforms of UNISDR, with a participation diversity disaggregated by age, gender, region and social background.

Target 5, Indicator 2
Number of youth officially attending meetings addressing policy development of Disaster Risk Reduction, with a participation diversity disaggregated by age, gender, region and social background.

Target 5, Indicator 3
Number of advocacy campaigns on Disaster Risk Reduction, humanitarian actions aiming to change of policies of further investment in prevention and preparedness, and meaningful participation of communities including youth.

Target 5, Indicator 4
Number of comprehensive advocacy trainings with special attention to Disaster Risk Reduction, with a participation diversity disaggregated by age, gender, region and social background. Framework for follow up actions.

Means of verification

Number of members registered within Youth Beyond Disaster network;
Post-training/workshop reports from the event organizers;
Existence of action plan from each conference;
Number of national DRR Youth programs registered within Youth Beyond Disaster;
Number of young people registered as attendees for the UNISDR Regional Platforms;
Tracking of successful advocacy milestones.

Timeframe

2015 - 2017

Contact Person

Mr Tam Hoang
Vice Chair, Youth Beyond Disasters

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