The inaugural 2011 Washington Youth Policy Symposium focused on youth in conflict-affected areas, aiming to advance discussions around the effects of conflict on youth. It explored the increasing need for agencies and donors to identify how current practices fit within larger trends in issues facing youth affected by conflict. The symposium further compared current trends with previous work in youth programming, evaluated the direction that youth programming is taking, and strategised proper ways to engage conflict-affected youth. The report (pdf) is now available.
We also produced a set of videos at and about the youth policy symposium on youth in conflict-affected areas with various impressions and voices from the event – thanks to Gonzalo and his crew! Find a summarising teaser clip below, and the entire set in our vimeo album on the Washington symposium: