Wednesday, November 10, 2010
CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS: Contributions to Participatory Learning Action (PLA) Special Issue on Youth and Participatory Governance in Africa
Participatory Learning and Action (www.planotes.org) is an informal journal on participation that reaches over 10,000 readers in 121 countries worldwide. The journal is published twice a year by
the International Institute for Environment and Development (IIED). Special Issues exploring particular themes are regularly produced.
The aim of this Special Issue is to capture and share experiences of youth participation in governance processes with practitioners, young people, researchers, and policy makers. We hope that the Issue will stimulate debate and discussion on issues of participation, accountability and transparency with a focus on young people. We also hope that the Special Issue will encourage learning, improved policy and practice, and increased support for youth participation in governance processes. While the Special Issue will focus on Africa, we hope it will also be valuable for those working in other regions.
We are seeking submissions from adults and young people working in the field of youth and participatory governance who would like to contribute an article to this Special Issue. You might be a youth activist, a practitioner from an NGO or international agency, or a member of government. Your contribution should capture practical experiences on the theme and include: the processes young people have been engaged in; innovations, achievements and challenges; lessons and ways forward. Each article should be around 2,500 words.
Contributions may focus on (but not be limited to) the following areas:
- Engagement of young people in policy, planning and budgeting processes at local, national,
regional and international levels;
- Engagement of young people with oversight actors, including the media, parliament, and
- The role of youth organisations, networks, and movements in relation to both broader civil
society and the state; and/or
- The use of ICT and mobile technology by young people to engage in governance
Deadline for abstracts: December 5, 2010