On International Youth Day yesterday, UK Department for International Development (DfID) Kenya Head Julius Court met with new members of the DFID-Kenya’s Youth Advisory Panel (YAP).
This is the third cohort of the YAP that will serve from August 2019 – August 2020.
Comprising of youths aged between 19 – 23, the team represents regional, religious, differently-abled and institutional diversity.
The panel engages with DfID Kenya programme teams, feeding back on the youth dimensions of programme implementation and learning through forums and field visits.
During yesterday’s meeting the YAP received a brief from DfID Teams on their respective portfolios and a steer on the DfID’s youth strategy from Mr Court.
The Head of Office also bid farewell to the second cohort of the Youth Advisory Panel and thanked them for their positive contribution in shaping DFID-Kenya programme designs and those already ongoing.
On their Facebook page, the British High Commission said: “The UK is committed to putting young people at the heart of international development. Through DfID we will continue to support platforms where young people can engage as development actors and participate in development processes.”