After successfully spearheading the Action/2015 Campaign in Sierra Leone, the Youth Partnership for Peace and Development continues to lead major engagements aimed at realizing the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Below are some of the major activities planned in going forward. We will continue taking at the center of our engagements the organization’s programs of HIV/AIDS, Health, Education and ultimately, the policy influencing drives using people-centered and rights based approaches..
i) MASS MOBILIZATION:
This will take into account major global days of action. We will mobilize citizens on the Sustainable Development Goals and range of anti-poverty drives using our respective CSO platforms.
ii) PARLIAMENTARY FORUMS:
Undertake legislative advocacy to special committees (Development, Health, Water Resources, Budget and Finance etc) of the legislature at Local, State and National level to pressurize legislators to increase budgetary allocation/ensure efficient management of resources, job creation and provision of social services to address poverty reduction challenges.
iii) MEDIA ADVOCACY:
Produce and air jingles; media discussions; involve media representatives in planning processes; produce and distribute IEC materials; use community theater and raise as much media awareness as possible.
iv) POLICY DIALOGUES:
Work with partner organizations already involved in budget monitoring to facilitate increased skills in budget advocacy work among member civil society institutions.
v) COORDINATION AND CSO ENGAGEMENT
Coordinate with respective line ministries, departments and agencies to further keep updated on progress and together plan for better ways forward. This will take the form of coordination meetings with stakeholders.