Youth Excel is a global program that will empower young people and youth organizations to use implementation research to strengthen local, national, and global development solutions.
Youth Excel will support young leaders and youth-led and youth-serving organizations around the globe to conduct quality implementation research; use data and learnings to improve their own cross-sectoral, positive youth development (PYD) programs; synthesize data and learning; and engage in intergenerational dialogue with adult decision-makers so that together youth and adults can shape and advance data-informed development policies, agendas, and programs.
The Youth Excel program is seeking nominations for its Global Youth Advisory Council (GYAC), a 12-member youth governance body that will incorporate input from diverse youth leaders into project governance and decision-making. The program is seeking young leaders who are members of the disability rights community.
The GYAC will meet at least every 2 months and provide advice about strategic and tactical project decisions, and about Youth Excel’s approach to collaboration, learning, and adaptation.
Youth Excel values the active participation and engagement of young leaders with disabilities to help shape overall program activities. Youth Excel is looking for candidates from Eastern Europe, Central Asia, Asia, and North Africa.
Nominations are due by December 31, 2020. Reasonable accommodations will be made for all persons with disabilities. For any questions—including requests to receive the nomination form in a different format and requests for accommodations—please e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
IREX and USAID are committed to enabling diverse youth perspectives and voices to shape programing. IREX commits to transparency in decision-making processes with the GYAC and the consortium.
For more information: https://www.irex.org/program/nominate-young-leader-disability-rights-community-youth-excels-global-advisory-council?fbclid=IwAR1IZJBmGcKMzNIDo7z2sWhPGxZQ2ccu_Vzes8T0QgnpXGf-a1-COPTmGC4