Recognizing youth engagement as key to sustainable positive youth development, Chemonics engages youth to contribute to development efforts at the local, national, and global levels. Through sector-specific interventions and integrated approaches across sectors, our projects work with diverse populations of youth in civic engagement, health, economic growth and entrepreneurship, civil society strengthening, and conflict resolution. Through small grants to youth-led and youth-serving organizations, young people receive training in advocacy, civil society, leadership, conflict resolution, and other skills to help them make positive change in their communities.
Improving the Guatemalan Justice System
Guatemala must address weaknesses in its justice system to ensure that the country’s most vulnerable populations can access vital services.
News: Chemonics Gears Up for Major Conferences
As the development community continues working towards the ambitious Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), we look to the global economy to advance our efforts. We know that we will not achieve many of the SDGs without increasing employment opportunities for the world’s population, especially women and youth. How are we responding to the growing demand for…
More than ABCs: Enabling Environments for Youth Start with Primary School
Youth in developing countries around the world frequently feel disenfranchised and disempowered when it comes to making a difference in their communities, regions, and nations. As a result, civic participation among youth — whether at the community or national level — may be limited, and young people are often unaware of their fundamental civil rights…
Securing our Future: Partnerships for Youth
Getting the global economy on track to reap a demographic dividend, create prosperity, protect the planet, and eliminate extreme poverty will be difficult unless governments, international donors, businesses, and practitioners work together to harness the economic aspirations of youth. A recent study by the International Labour Organization shows that 13.6 percent of youth, or more…