International Community Youth Development Projects

Paul Watson marches in the first Youth Day Parade held in Osh, Kyrgyzstan

Paul Watson marches in the first Youth Day Parade held in Osh, Kyrgyzstan that Global ARC staff helped to organize

 

The Global ARC staff have completed a number of international Community Youth Development Projects. Below is a brief description of some of those projects:

( Kingston, Jamaica ) Co-designed a national youth development strategy for the country of Jamaica that was funded by USAID. The strategy was implemented by the newly formed Ministry of Youth, Sports and Culture. 

(Central Asia) Wrote an Occasional Paper applying domestic youth development experience in an international context, focusing specifically on the staff experience with the Community Action Investment Program in Central Asia.

(Central Asia)  Provided training and technical assistance in the area of establishing Youth/Adult Partnerships, which facilitated cooperative efforts in democracy building and community development in two Central Asia countries, Kazakhstan and Kyrgyzstan, as a part of the Community Action Investment Program.

Paul Watson and local woman in Kyrgyzstan
Paul Watson and local woman in Kyrgyzstan

 

(Central Asia)  Organized a national association of youth serving NGOs in two Central Asia countries, Kazakhstan and Kyrgyzstan, as part of the Community Action Investment Program.


(Central Asia): Provide training on the formal integration of youth into USAID’s Community Action Investment Program in Kyrgyzstan and Kazakhstan. Staff was also responsible for developing a youth strategy for in both countries.

 

Planning Meetings in Kazakhstan
Planning Meetings in Kazakhstan

(Tijuana, México) In conjunction with the Bilateral Safety Corridor Coalition, - Co-designed a bilateral approach to human trafficking and child sexual exploitation.

( Nitovak, Biljimeer, the Netherlands) Co-designed and facilitated a community youth development program for approximately 120 high-risk immigrant youth between the ages of 12 - 18 years old.

(City of East London, South Africa) - Developed and implemented a community youth development program for police and youth to reduce crime and promote partnerships in community building

​​​​​​​Paul Watson and the Mayor of East London, South Africa
Paul Watson and the Mayor of East London, South Africa
Paul Watson Addresses a school assembly in South Africa
Paul Watson Addresses a school assembly in South Africa


( Biljimeer, the Netherlands) Co-designed and facilitated a month long community empowerment training comprised of leadership development, economic development, community building and project development for 40 participants from 10 different African countries. Results included over eight initiatives developed and implemented by participants.

(Cairo, Egypt) Co-designed the International Institute for Community Youth Development with 25 participants from 11 different countries attending an Institute for Cultural Affairs (ICA) Conference

Central Asia Map
Central Asia Map
Lunch meeting in central Asia
Lunch meeting in central Asia

 

​​​​​​​Additional International Activities

Turkey - Somali 2
Global ARC Staff meets with Turkish Deputy Ambassador

 

 

Turkey Somalia 1
Global ARC Staff meet with Somali UN Ambassador
    What we do
    Civic engagements
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    Area of focus
    Youth