Innovative Policy

of Adolescents and Young People in Pakistan

  • Course Duration 3 hours

  • Course Mode Virtual/self-paced

  • Course Type Moderated/ Assessed
    (for certificate of qualification)

Understanding Adolescent and Youth Policy Engagement

  • What does Adolescent and Youth in Policymaking entail?
  • Traditional vs Innovative Forms of Adolescent and Youth Policy Engagement.
  • Levels of Adolescent and Youth Engagement in Policymaking.
  • Forms of Adolescent and Youth Engagement at Varying Levels.


Duration 10 Minutes


1. Read the three statements, and match with the correct “level” of adolescent/youth engagement: Inform, Consult, Collaborate or Empower

A: Young people from the community partner with the local government to implement a programme aiming to strengthen local governance around youth-centric issues. They identify priorities together, jointly conduct stakeholder assessments and strategize, and prioritize training needs based on young people’s requirements and skills gaps. The GO supports and mentors the young people in carrying out work on ground.

B: Young people initiate a youth-led project. Where necessary they reach out to others such as INGOs and local government bodies for funding, training and other support for implementation and outreach.

C: To uplift the children from the local refugee population the local government collaborates with NGOs to develop and implement a curriculum to teach English in refugee camps. The program is rolled out under pre-determined eligibility criteria of age and target sites. The refugee community is informed of the project and eligible children are invited to attend pre-organized classes.

2. Complete the following diagram illustrating the Lundy Model for meaningful engagement of adolescent and young people:

3. Describe the Theory of Change?

Key Consideration for Effective Adolescent and Youth Policy Engagement

  • Principles and Strategies for Adolescent and Youth Engagement.
  • Skills and Competencies Needed for Effective Engagement of Adolescent and Youth in Policymaking.
  • Equitable Adolescent and Youth Policy Engagement: Actions to Promote Inclusion of Vulnerable an Adolescents & Youth Groups.


Duration 10 Minutes


1. Enlist 4 skills and competencies needed for effective engagement of adolescent and youth in policymaking.

2. What are some key principles of adolescent and youth engagement in policymaking?

3. Describe the actions that can be taken to promote inclusion of vulnerable and marginalized adolescent and youth groups in policy engagement.

Online Assessment

(45 minutes)


Throughout the course we have learnt various forms of policy engagement of adolescent and youth, and the key considerations to ensure effectiveness and inclusiveness of engagement processes. Using this knowledge, propose a short outline for an Adolescent/Youth Engagement Program (in Pakistan) addressing one of the following key areas:

  • 1. Climate Change Adaptation
  • 2. Primary Education Curriculum Re-design
  • 3. Poverty Reduction Strategy
  • 4. Mainstreaming WASH (Water, Sanitation and Hygiene) in Rural Areas

Chosen Key Area for Youth Engagement Program

(Remember to reflect on the objectives and policy outcomes to be achieved from the proposed YEP, how the program will be rolled out (platforms, target stakeholders, facilitation), and how will it ensure participation of vulnerable and marginalized youth groups).

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