Good practice in engaging children and youth in development

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In a recent report produced by the University of London’s ICT4D Centre at Royal Holloway for UNICEF, 35 experts in the area of child-related ICT4D were asked to discuss what worked and what didn’t. The interviews showed a strong consensus that participatory approaches increased the chances of project success. They also revealed a rising trend in involving young people in particular in more participatory forms, not just of project governance, but also more broadly in social and political discussions. Expert interviewees nominated notably inspiring projects involving children and youths. This workshop will include innovative individuals from those nominee projects who have stood out for using the potential of ICTs for participation in development processes. In addition to hearing about these and other initiatives, the audience is invited to also nominate further projects. There are no prizes to win but a lot of inspiring ideas and good practices to share!