Building a Youth Engagement Network


Meaningful youth engagement is based on the premise that young people have a right and a desire to be heard in matters that affect them. Engaging youth in the design, implementation and evaluation of programs, policies, and systems that impact their lives supports young people’s development; strengthens programs, services, and organizations; and benefits society.

The International Center for Research on Women (ICRW) will work alongside Advancing Health Equity (ETR) to use a trauma-informed, youth-centered, research-driven approach that aims to:

  • Strengthen the number and effective coordination of stakeholders committed to youth engagement
  • Increase the number and accessibility of youth engagement innovations that effectively work with youth.

Through Core Partners, Innovations Summits and a Learning Agenda, the Youth Engagement Network will identify and develop promising innovations that support meaningful youth engagement and SRH outcomes in programming in order to achieve the goals.