Within the activities of the My Contributions is development Project implemented by Respnate!Yemen Foundation with the support of the European Union Mission in Yemen, the third training phase, entitled “Advocacy, Gaining Support and Mobilizing Resources,” was concluded yesterday, Tuesday, in which 40 young men and women from Aden governorate participated.
Over a period of 10 days, the youth participants received knowledge and skills related to the field of advocacy and lobbying, mechanisms related to the field of advocacy, and how to benefit from the networking between the components of society to advocate for issues of concern to the citizen.
For his part, the project officer indicated, “The implementation of such a training phase aimed at supporting young activists to increase their understanding of the importance of the role of advocacy in empowering youth to participate and influence the decision-making process. It also aims to equip them with networking skills with civil and local society to support advocacy issues. It is noteworthy that the training program lasts for a year and targets 160 young men and women from the governorates of Aden, Taiz, Hadramout, and Ma'rib, during which several training workshops will be implemented on the topics of (identifying community needs - advocacy and lobbying and mobilizing resources - leadership - development project management - governance and local governance) .
Parallel to the training part of the project, the participants in the program will work to implement voluntary initiatives and coordinate with local councils and non-governmental organizations in different governorates. It is hoped that the work within the (My Development Contribution) program will contribute to enabling youth to achieve greater effectiveness in order to improve conditions. Living and basic services and developing an environment of accountability.