COVID-19 has affected almost everyone all over the world. According to some medical data, youth population initially appears to be at lower risk of severe illness and complications from the disease. A survey conducted by International Labour Organisation (ILO) indicates that one in six young people of age 18 to 24 became unemployed or furloughed upon the outbreak of the pandemic, and about 42 percent of these young people reported reduction in their income. The global pandemic has also affected negatively on the educational attainment of the youth. Nearly 13 percent of the ILO’s survey respondents experienced complete pause on their education and training, and 65 percent of those respondents reported to have learned less since their classes were interrupted. Furthermore, 44 percent of the students from lower income countries struggled with transitioning to online learning while only 4 percent of those from high income countries did so. This clearly illustrates the Covid-19’s effect on exacerbating the existing gap. Such reality calls for an urgent discussion on strategies to develop policies and programmes catering to the needs of the youth in the COVID-19 crisis and identify opportunities to incorporate youth’s participation in worldwide recovery efforts. CIFAL Jeju organises a webinar to discuss strategies to devise measures to better protect and support the youth population from the prolonged pandemic crisis.

Objectives

  • To provide a platform for good practices and lessons learned to be shared
  • To discuss different strategies to develop policies and program catering to the needs of the youth in the context of the pandemic crisis.
  • To share experiences on designing and managing interventions intended to better protect and mobilise the youth population in the COVID-19 context.

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