Consultations on youth development in the Pacific 2017
As a series of side events to the Social Enterprise World Forum, consultations on youth development took place with government officials and youth from six Pacific island countries, over the period from 26 to 29 September 2017. These proved to be particularly beneficial for the Youth Policy Toolbox being developed under the interregional youth project “Strengthening the capacity of Governments in the ESCAP, ECA and ESCWA regions to respond to the needs of youth in formulating inclusive and sustainable development policies”. Several videos, with both youth and policymakers, were produced, good practices were garnered, and useful feedback on the Toolbox was received. In addition, responses to a youth development survey were collected and participants from the Pacific for the final meeting of the project were identified. Evaluations with regards to the consultations were very positive.