ActionAid Bangladesh in its Fourth Country Strategic Paper (CSP) entitled “People Challenging Poverty and Exclusion” (2012-2017) placed Youth as a Strategic Priority. Progress in promoting youth leadership and connecting to local struggles led to increased youth engagement across all thematic areas in the organisation. With the current country strategy nearing its end, the organisation will be undertaking a series of consultations for its review and address the shifts in structural change. ActionAid International recently unveiled “Strategy 2028: Action for Global Justice” which has placed at the centre engagement with youth and women over the next 10 years. As the Co-Chair of the Youth Working Group of the AAI Federation, AAB supported the development of the Youth Engagement Plan that will guide all countries to synergise and prioritise youth engagement across all aspects of its country programmes.The role of the Youth Programme Officer includes programme development and implementation; advocacy and partnership development; coordination and networking of the Youth work in the country and also to provide strategic guidance and management of the team members. The incumbent have a strong knowledge of local and national government mechanisms, institutions, as well as, local struggles, movements and community based organisations.
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Enhancing Access to portable water
As a way of cushioning Kongelai community from water challenges, ActionAid Kenya commissioned Suam water project that will alleviate the pain of water shortage to more than 2500 community members’ who will benefit with clean water for domestic use.
The project will also reduce the pain of women walking for long distances in search of water in the drought hit county from 8kms to 2kms.
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