VOICE OF YOUTH
YOUTH AND DEVELOPMENT:
HOW DO THEY SEE THEIR ROLE IN LOCAL DEVELOPMENT PROCESS?
HE attainment of global agenda, such as sustainable development goals is inseparable from the vital role of youth. Youth are the future generation who will take the lead for the better world. Thus, empowering, listening, or even involving youth within development process is important. UCLG ASPAC recently did a research about youth engagement towards local development, collecting data from 113 youth across Asia Pacific cities from four sub-regions, including East Asia, Southeast Asia, South Asia, and
Pacific, asking them about their interest and possible contribution they can offer for local development process. The survey not only aims to comprehend the voices of youth, but also as an evaluation for local governments for their local development process. This will equip the local governments to know what youth think about the development in their respective local areas and necessary actions that can be undertaken to empower the youth more and maximize their role and potentials.
What is the youth response to join the local government to develop their city?
How do youth see the progress of current local development?
WE ASK are you interested in joining local government to develop your city?
WE ASK do you think current local development has
YOUTH SAY 76.7% of current local
79% are interested in joining the local
government to develop their respective cities, while the remaining
21% are not.
managed to accommodate what youth need?
development has not managed to accommodate what youth need, whereas 23.3% of youth in Asia Pacific has been accommodated by the local development process.
What is the youth response to the idea of youth involvement in pursuing global agendas?
How do youth see their role in development?
WE ASK do you think youth involvement in pursuing the
WE ASK why do you think role of youth is not
global agendas for sustainable development is important?
important for development?
YOUTH SAY 98.9% agree that the involvement
YOUTH SAY 75% youth role
of youth is very important, while
1.1% say youth
is not important to be involved.
becomes not important because youth are not empowered by local government, 8.3% deem the issues are not related to youth, and 16.8% choose to say the others.
What is the youth response to the importance of youth empowerment?
WE ASK do you think youth like you need to be empowered by local governments to give support in local development?
97.8% agree that the youth empowerment is needed support the local development process, while 2.2% disagree of the youth empowerment.
LOCAL GOVERNMENTS Newsletter | Volume 27 | May - October 2017
UCLG ASPAC Newsletter Volume 27 Edition May - October 2017