“The active participation and engagement of young people in health emergency preparedness, response and recovery are crucial for increasing trust and empowering them to make informed decisions to protect themselves and others.”


The WHO Health Emergencies Programme has released an implementation tool called “Empowering Youth in health emergencies.” The tool has been co-developed through participatory practices with young people. It highlights the capacity and capabilities they can contribute to successful emergency management, emphasising the importance of engaging young people in emergency management. The document provides practice-based tips for establishing an effective youth engagement plan. The tool aims to support authorities and emergency responders in effectively engaging youth and can apply to a broader range of young people nationally. It is part of a series of publications that provide practical tips for effectively engaging different community actors and influencers in emergencies.


Click here to read the full publication from the World Health Organisation

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