Caribbean Summit on Youth Violence Prevention

Guyana Marriott Hotel Georgetown, Georgetown

January 15 - 16, 2019

The Caribbean Summit on Youth Violence Prevention will bring together approximately 200 youth and leaders within government, the private sector, academia, and civil society from across the region that share a common interest in developing practical solutions to address youth violence in the Caribbean. The primary deliverable of the Caribbean Summit on Youth Prevention will be a working draft of an Advocacy and Action Agenda for Youth Violence Prevention that is shaped by youth, with input from key stakeholders, and builds on existing strategic planning frameworks within the region. The Summit will also facilitate strategic discussions for addressing the constraints that youth activists and organizations face in improving safety outcomes within their communities and societies.

The Summit is co-convened by the United States Agency for International Development’s Eastern and Southern Caribbean’s Mission (USAID/ESC), in partnership with UNICEF, the Caribbean Development Bank, the Commonwealth Secretariat, the Organisation of Eastern Caribbean States Commission, the CARICOM Secretariat and the Caribbean Learning for Youth Networking and Change Sessions (LYNCS) Network, will bring together approximately 150 youth and leaders within government, the private sector, academia, and civil society from across the region that share a common interest in developing practical solutions to address youth violence in the Caribbean.

The Summit has four specific objectives:

  • Promote the mainstreaming of youth-centered approaches to violence prevention policy and programming that addresses the root causes of youth violence in the region;
  • Facilitate networking opportunities for participating youth activists, youth development practitioners, academics and policy makers, with the aim of encouraging new partnerships, strengthening existing relationships, and fostering discussion on research, policy and programming priorities for youth-centered violence prevention;
  • Develop the strategic and technical capacity of youth-centered activists and organizations to improve safety outcomes within their communities and broader societies; and
  • Achieve key stakeholder consensus on an inclusive advocacy and action agenda for youth-centered violence prevention programming in the Caribbean that builds on a pre-existing regional framework, CARICOM’s Social Development and Crime Prevention Action Plan (SDCP), and identifies pathways for measurable impact.

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