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SAUTI-Youth (Sustainable Accountability Uniting Tanzanian and Irish Youth) is an initiative funded by the European Commission; a collaboration between World Vision Ireland, Youth Work Ireland Galway and World Vision Tanzania.
The project aims to meaningfully engage young people in the governance process in particular in relation to climate adaptation and mitigation policies. The decisions, which are made at national and local level now, are going to greatly affects young people’s future so we want to ensure that young people’s ideas and suggestions are taking in consideration while policies are decided.
SAUTI-Youth is a youth led monitoring of local government commitments on climate action linking Galway and Tanga (Tanzania). Young people will be provided with skills to monitor their local government’s climate action commitment and spending. They also will be empowered to dialogue with local authorities so that young people can be considered active contributors in shaping the society we want to live in.
A particular innovative point of SAUTI-Youth is the collaboration between Irish and Tanzanian youth, climate issues and action are addressed from a Global North and a Global South perspective looking at what unifies us through the youth perspective.
1) Youth leaders will be trained on the Citizen Voice and Action (CVA) model, an advocacy methodology to have the local communities’ voice heard at a policy level. The Youth leaders then will train other youth groups so that the model can be applied all around Galway City and County. As part of this methodology young people will be empowered to dialogue with local authorities
2) A youth friendly digital interface will be developed and used to enhance the youth accountability work
3) Learning and dissemination of SAUTI-Youth across youth groups and other networks. Awareness raising on the importance of accountability and climate action. For example, create youth friendly information material, participate in climate events, create campaigns and link with politicians and stakeholders at a national and local level. 2 members of SAUTI are just back form COP26 in Glasgow
4) Youth exchange to Tanzania
Is training provided?: Yes
Please note that Garda Vetting is required for this position which will be processed with you after you apply.
Minimum time commitment per week:
2 hour p/week
If you have any questions about this role please feel free to get in touch:
Name: Letizia Gorini Coady
Address: Youth Work Ireland Galway, 41-43 Prospect Hill
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