The Youth Engagement Index was a collaborative research project developed to analyse in a consensual manner the participation of young people in their city’s affairs on three main levels: economic, political-institutional and civic-cultural. The project model was initiated by URBEGO, a professional youth planning platform. It has been adapted and developed to the local context of Beirut (Lebanon) by the following partner organizations: NAHNOO, Architects for Change, LOYAC and URBEGO.
The project has focused on how the city enables for young people to live in Beirut, their connections with urban communities, the value of their participation, and the role of policy makers in engaging them.
This initiative has engaged youth in policy making discussions from different perspectives (civic-cultural, political-institutional, and economical), to reinforce the public awareness, opening dialogue on the role of youth’s participation & engagement in the liveability of the city.
NAHNOO is a Lebanese youth-led NGO based in Beirut, Lebanon. The organization holds non-partisan and non-sectarian core values and works towards the encouragement and support of youth in Lebanon. It aspires to provide a platform for young Lebanese to engage in activities that promote self-development and self-expression and gain the skills necessary to contribute to their communities meaningfully and peacefully, on four key topics: advocacy to reclaim public spaces, democratic governance and citizen participation in local decision-making, youth empowerment and cultural exchange. NAHNOO believes that building inclusive cities is the key to enhance social cohesion in a society.
Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/nahnoo.org/
Architects for Change
Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/archforchange/
Facebook page: http://www.facebook.com/LoYAC.Lebanon