The Kenya School of Government Youth Centre is a youth empowerment platform initiated by the Kenya School of Government, United Nations Development Programme, the Frontier Counties Development Council and the respective counties under FCDC.
The Kenya School of Government is a strategic agency in the implementation of the country’s grand, national development program titled Kenya Vision 2030.The School in collaboration with various stakeholders has established the KSG Youth empowerment centre to address the youth agenda in Kenya. The KSG Youth Empowerment Centre will be a center within the Kenya School of Government that will provide a national structure for government’s actions towards Sustainable youth development.
It will articulate structures, mechanisms and processes whose aim is to overcome political and institutional barriers in order to ensure integration into all government national policies, plans, programs and activities.
Creating a better tomorrow today by focusing on our greatest resource, the youth.
Youth Agenda is an initiative that seeks to mobilize people of ages 18 to 35yrs to participate more positively and meaningfully in nation-building. There’s great importance when the youth understand what they need to act upon and of course with guidance.
YOUTH AGENDA IN KENYA
- Lack of coordination
Coordination is the process of organizing people or groups so that they work together properly. The youth need coordination and guidance because they tend to lose focus or a sense of direction when distracted. Through coordinating the youth, we can achieve the most out of each and every agenda.
- Monitoring and evaluation of youth agenda
The youth is a group that needs to be monitored from time to time to ensure they remain on the right track. We have great plans and ideas but we cannot just pour them out to the youth and go. We need to ensure they follow suit and evaluate every step of the way.
- Coherent Government policy on youth
Basically the youth need to understand the policies that have been kept in place for them by the government.
- Sustainability of Youth initiative
In order for this initiatives to be a successes we first need to determine its sustainability. Factors like time and resources have to be kept into consideration.
- Youth Information
- Lack of employment opportunities
- Failure to succeed in education system
- Crime and pressure of materialism
- Drug and substance abuse
- Negative stereotyping
This is a combination of program, elements or strategies designed to produce a change.
- Government policies
The government has formulated and put in place some policies that are in favor and in support of the youth.
- Capacity building and empowerment
The youth need to undergo the process of developing and strengthening skills, instincts, abilities, processes and resources that organizations and communities need to survive, adapt, and thrive in a fast changing world.
- Innovation and incubation
Teaching the youth on how to be innovative instead of depending on employment.
Sustainable youth economy.
KSG YOUTH EMPOWERMRNT CENTRE
The School in collaboration with various stakeholders will establish the KSG Youth empowerment centre to address the youth agenda in Kenya.
Youth think, tank and research.
Youth forums and dialogue.
Youth capacity building and ideation.
Youth peer- peer learning and innovation.
YOUTH CAPACITY BUILDING PROGRAM
- Youth Mentorship and Coaching program
- Youth Entrepreneurship Development Program
- Youth Talent and Innovation Show
- Student Leaders Program
- Student Leaders Award
YOUTH SASA! FORUM
KSG will organize a forum – Youth Sasa! Forum with the theme; “Empowering Kenya’s Youth for Sustainable Development”, which will be attended by youth representatives from diverse backgrounds from every county in Kenya addressing the various challenges facing today’s Kenyan youth.