The Youth Empowerment Programme aims to empower young Karimojong to lead the development of their communities, breaking the cycle of conflict and poverty to build a peaceful future.
This programme aims to achieve the following outcomes:
1. To increase by 20% the proportion of out-of-school youth in rural Karamoja communities with improved livelihoods opportunities by August 2013.
2. To increase by 25% the proportion of in-school and out-of-school youth in rural Karamoja communities participating in conflict resolution decision-making processes by August 2013.
3. To increase by 50% targeted community stakeholders’ capacity to deliver youth-friendly interventions and to support youth by August 2013.
4. To increase by 20% the proportion of in-school and out-of-school youth in rural Karamoja communities adopting safe sexual practices by August 2013.
The evaluation of this programme will aim to:
· Enable understanding of what difference the Youth Empowerment Programme has made.
· Enable understanding of how the Youth Empowerment Programme has made that difference, i.e. understanding the key success factors for achieving long-term change for particular groups in different contexts.
· Capture what has been learnt and facilitate a process of critical analysis to celebrate success, challenge assumptions and ways of working, and explore areas that have been difficult.
· Enable sharing of evaluation findings with all stakeholders, including Youth Empowerment Programme participants.