Youth Participation

January 1, 1997

This report features lessons from a five-day Asian regional meeting of YouthNet International programs held in Thailand. (These outstanding youth-serving organizations are included in an International Youth Foundation database.) Youth and adult representatives from 34 programs, along with international experts on youth participation, discussed a number of issues: the current extent of youth participation in youth-serving organizations; opportunities and constraints to youth participation in different cultural contexts; and the capacity-building supports necessary to support youth participation. The meeting was co-sponsored by Children and Youth Foundation of the Philippines, the International Youth Foundation, and the National Council for Child and Youth Development in Thailand