YouthPower Learning Event

Youth Engagement Community of Practice Meeting

The YouthPower Learning Youth Engagement Community of Practice hosted a virtual and in-person meeting at Banyan Global on May 23, 2017, from 9:30 - 11:00 am ET.

May 23, 2017, 9:30 - 11:00 am ET

Banyan Global
1120 20th Street NW,
Lafayette Centre Conference Room – South Building
Washington, D.C., 20036

This meeting served as an opportunity for CoP members to connect in person and discuss CoP priorities moving forward. Also, there were three presentations:

  • The youth-led Youth Forum Organization in Sudan talked about their work, in collaboration with the government, to develop a new youth policy for the country.
  • Louis Alexander, Principal Associate for Youth Practice, and David Morgan, Senior Program Coordinator, from Banyan Global discussed their USAID-funded YouthPower project  Empleando Futuros in Honduras.
  • Christy Olenik, Youth Engagement CoP Co-Champion, presented over 50 youth engagement specific measurement indicators identified through a brief literature review, and lead a discussion with CoP members. Discussion points will be included in a technical brief to be developed by the CoP's indicators workgroup.


Speakers and presentations:

application/pdf Youth Policy in Sudan .pdf (2.98 MB)

Ahmaed Sadig 
Project Manager
Youth Forum Organization, Sudan 

Abeer Omer
Program Consultant
Youth Forum Organization, Sudan 

Hashim Yousif
Youth Development Specialist
Youth Forum Organization, Sudan

application/pdf Empleando Futuros_Presentation_Final_CoP 23 May 2017.pdf (689 KB)​

Louis Alexander
Principal Associate for Youth Practice
Banyan Global
David Morgan
Senior Program Coordinator
Banyan Global


About the Youth Engagement Community of Practice:

YouthPower Learning's Youth Engagement Community of Practice aims to:

  • Contribute and disseminate a shared definition of ‘meaningful youth engagement’ for YouthPower and the broader community of practice.
  • Support the development of youth engagement measurement indicators for YouthPower and the broader community of practice.
  • Create a space for the sharing of youth engagement experiences and group problem-solving.
  • Develop a clearinghouse of evidence, resources, and tools on youth engagement hosted on
  • Bring the youth voice into YouthPower activities.


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