The Regional Caribbean Initiative on Keeping Boys Out of Risk was showcased at the World Bank’s Annual Meetings as a promising South-South learning and knowledge exchange. In preparing for the event, eight video clips featuring the coordinators as well as beneficiaries were produced to address benefits, challenges and lessons learned of the knowledge exchange. The objective of the initiative is to facilitate a regional multi sector dialogue and to provide policy makers and development practitioners in with tools that can assist in making youth at risk programs more effective, adding a gender perspective to policies and interventions.
From the Coordinating Institutions’ Perspective
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This video was produced in Jamaica and represents an opportunity for us to learn from the experiences that these young males share with us through testimonials that show how different interventions and approaches have helped them to find a way out of risky behavior and provided them with new paths for the future.
The team leaders from the World Bank and the Commonwealth Secretariat share their perspective on the organization and implementation of the initiative including the purpose, methodology, benefits, challenges replicable elements and lessons learned.
From the Beneficiaries’ Perspective
Six participants in the Regional Caribbean Conference on Keeping Boys Out of Risk and the adjacent Best Practices Fair share what they have learned from this experience, what tangible results there have been and what effects they expect the exchange to have on their work and country.
Roberta Brown Ellis
Director National Centre for Youth Development
Ministry of Youth, Sports and Culture Jamaica
Youth Programme Representative
Dispute Resolution Foundation