Adolescent Kit for Expression and Innovation

Adolescent Kit for Expression and Innovation

Adolescent - Photo by Ariel Kangasniemi
UNICEF/Ariel Kangasniemi

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CONTEXT FOR DEVELOPMENT OF ADOLESCENT KIT FOR EXPRESSION AND INNOVATION

KEY TAKEAWAYS

  • Engagement with adolescents is critical for ensuring long-term prosperity of children, but has been a historically underrepresented area of programming in the humanitarian sector. This is particularly true in emergency response scenarios.
  • Underrepresentation of adolescents in programming has the potential to disrupt the development of healthy and resilient adults and to contribute to instability in local populations.
  • Recent strategic directions at UNICEF have emphasized the importance of accelerating programming for and with adolescents and enhancing adolescent participation in planning and decision-making for their future.
  • The Adolescent Development and Participation (ADAP) unit at UNICEF embarked on one of the first innovation journeys in this area, ultimately arriving at an innovation that would address the need for programming for and with adolescents in emergency response scenarios.