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  • The National Centre for Youth Development (NCYD), in collaboration with the Private Sector Organization of Jamaica (PSOJ),will host a one day youth development workshop to strengthen the youth mainstreaming process, on Tuesday (November 15) at the PIOJ, Oxford Road, New Kingston.
  • Programme Development Specialist with the NCYD, Tanya Powell, said the event is geared to having youth firming their stake in the development process, and responding to challenges affecting collaboration in multi-sector integration.
  • "We will be bringing youth development stakeholders together from over 100 different organizations, to discuss a three-step process that we are incorporating in our youth mainstreaming initiative,” she said in an interview with JIS News.

The National Centre for Youth Development (NCYD), in collaboration with the Private Sector Organization of Jamaica (PSOJ),will host a one day youth development workshop to strengthen the youth mainstreaming process, on Tuesday (November 15) at the PIOJ, Oxford Road, New Kingston.

Programme Development Specialist with the NCYD, Tanya Powell, said the event is geared to having youth firming their stake in the development process, and responding to challenges affecting collaboration in multi-sector integration.

“We will be bringing youth development stakeholders together from over 100 different organizations, to discuss a three-step process that we are incorporating in our youth mainstreaming initiative,” she said in an interview with JIS News.

She explained that the workshop is about getting participants to fully understand what the youth development process is, to own it, to see their place in it and to develop a strategy as to how to continue to meet and define the challenges the youth development sector faces.

“And how we can respond to those challenges, to strengthen the multi-sector collaboration for youth development integration,” she added.

The NCYD official said the workshop will be participatory, and a taskforce will be put together at the end of the event to do follow-up, and ensure that positions reached can be coordinated and put into action.

“Youth mainstreaming is about full participation of youth in all of the development processes that concern them. So they are great cohorts, both as workers in the sector and as youth leaders. It is an interactive workshop, so the participants will be broken up into groups,” she noted.

Youth Mainstreaming falls under the Youth Development Project funded by a loan agreement between the Government and the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB), to provide greater youth opportunities in order to accomplish the objectives of Vision 2030.

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