YouthPower Learning Webinar
Youth Programming Assessment Tool: Ensuring High-Quality Youth Programming and Institutionalizing Positive Youth Development
Tuesday, June 25, 2019
11:00 a.m.- 12:00 p.m. EDT
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This webinar will introduce the Youth Programming Assessment Tool (YPAT), which provides youth-serving organizations with concrete steps and examples for how to improve their programming based on the Positive Youth Development (PYD) approach. FHI 360’s YPAT, the first such tool designed for developing countries, was created after reviewing PYD evidence and existing tools and incorporating stakeholder feedback. It was then refined in collaboration with youth-serving organizations in Jordan and Jamaica. Representatives from Jordan and Jamaica will discuss the co-creation and adaptation process and share views from the implementing partners that piloted the tool. The webinar will also include a deep dive into the tool components, including sample standards and how youth are integrated into the entire process.
• Eman Hadweh Sa’id has a career path of 20 years working in the development field in Jordan and Palestine, and with extensive experience in civil society and capacity building. She has worked on two FHI 360 civil society projects in Jordan, USAID Civil Society Program (CSP), and USAID Civic Initiatives Support Program (CIS), and led the capacity building component under USAID CIS. She is also experienced in designing grant programs, grantee selection, and monitoring grant implementation. Prior to working in Jordan, Ms. Sa’id was the program manager at the Belgian technical Cooperation/Jerusalem, and worked with Bethlehem University for 8 years as an academic instructor, and at the Institute for Community Partnership at the University where she led the design, and overseeing the implementation of several development programs. She holds an MBA from the University of Arizona (USA), with a concentration in finance and entrepreneurship, and is a Certified Dialogue Education Teacher, with extensive experience in capacity building, learning design and delivery.
• Geraldine Simmonds is a grants officer with experience in both project administration and grants management. She has over ten years of experience in successfully executing projects funded by international donors such as USAID, the Inter-American Development Bank, and the World Bank. She is adept at defining, designing, planning, and deploying solutions to meet donor and counterpart needs. Currently, Geraldine is employed with FHI 360, an international NGO implementing the Local Partner Development initiative in Jamaica. Local Partner Development is funded by USAID under the Caribbean Basin Security Initiative. She enjoys reading, gardening and listening to different genres of music.
• Katherine Abrikian is the Senior Monitoring & Evaluation Manager of Local Partner Development, a USAID-funded initiative in Jamaica that aims to improve the performance of selected non-governmental organizations and social enterprises so that these organizations may support youth crime- and violence-prevention activities in their communities. Prior to her work at FHI 360, Katherine gained experience in monitoring, evaluation and project management through her work in Jamaica and Liberia for the World Bank’s impact evaluation unit (DIME) and the Jamaica Social Investment Fund. She is currently preparing for a new adventure, with her first child expected at the end of June.
• Alex Levy is an international development professional who has supported youth programs focused on Positive Youth Development (PYD), workforce development, civic engagement, and leadership; including designing and facilitating workshops on these topics. Most recently, she codesigned the Youth Programming Assessment Tool (YPAT) with Jordanian counterparts and piloted the tool in Jamaica, and is supporting the SCS Zambia project, Youth Lead, which seeks to support, network, and elevate outstanding young leaders through three main components: civic education and leadership training programs, internships, and improving the environment for youth engagement and policy-making.
• For more than twenty-five years, Kristin Brady has specialized in international development as a youth and education expert, project manager and policy maker. She serves as Project Director for YouthPower Action and as Director of FHI 360’s Youth and Learning Practice where she oversees a wide range of activities relating to youth development. She currently serves as Co-Chair of the SID Working Group on Youth and was Co-Chair of the Advocacy working group of the Alliance for International Youth Development. She has worked in Latin America and Africa, speaks Spanish and Portuguese and published studies on public private partnerships in Latin America. Earlier in her career, she served as senior staff on the Senate Foreign Relations Committee. She has a Master’s Degree in International Affairs from Columbia University.