Youth Inclusion Interventions: A Best Practices Guide
Young people are critical to the Rainforest Alliance’s mission. Investing in the future of forests and communities means investing in the next generation of leaders, technicians, community members, and forest guardians. That’s why we’ve created a useful reference guide for sustainability experts who wish to develop youth-related projects in different regions around the world.
This guide aims to provide an overview of best practices for youth inclusion and engagement in sustainable agriculture and forestry. It provides context on global and regional trends in youth employment and the main barriers to youth inclusion. Key interventions include training and capacity-building, awareness-raising, experiential learning opportunities, fostering intergenerational dialogue, and mentoring, among others. This guide concludes with advice on monitoring and evaluating youth inclusion interventions, with examples of potential indicators and budget considerations. Links to resources with additional information are also included throughout the guide.