Good Practices in Adolescent and Youth Programming

The United Nations Inter-Agency Technical Task Team on Young People (UNIATTTYP) of the Middle East and North Africa region commissioned the American University of Beirut, Faculty of Health Sciences, Center for Public Health Practice, the documentation of good practices in adolescent and youth programming, with the aim of recommending evidence proven programmes and strategies that respond to the situation and priorities for adolescents and youth in the region. A total of 221 programmes were identified at the regional and global levels, and 22 programmes were selected as good practices: 11 on skills development; 5 on health; 3 on civic engagement; 2 on resilience development; and one on other (entrepreneurship). Six promising practices were selected and included in the good practices documentation to complement the limited number of good practices in civic engagement and resilience development.

Good Practices


Good Practices in Adolescent and Youth Programming – Full Report

Executive Summary of the Good Practices in Adolescent and Youth Programming

Analytical Report of the Good Practices in Adolescent and Youth Programmins



Resilience Development

Building the Resilience of Youth, War Child Canada – Sudan

The Cognitive Behavioural Intervention for Trauma in Schools (CBITS), The Treatment and Services Adaptation Center for Resilience, Hope and Wellness in Schools


Promising Practices

Youth Empowerment Programme, Palestinian Counseling Center – Skills Development

Youth Employment Generation Programme in Egypt (YEGP), United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) – Skills development

Golombiao, United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) Colombia – Resilience Development

Adolescent Asthma Action, Jordan University of Science and Technology – Health

Arab Youth Volunteering Better Future, United Nations Volunteers (UNV) – Civic Engagement

Innovations Lab Kosovo – Civic engagement

Civic Engagement

Adolescent -Friendly Spaces, United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF), Middle East and North Africa Regional Office

Y-PEER, United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA)

U-Report, United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) Uganda


Family Spirit, John Hopkins Center for American Indian Health

KARHP, PATH and Population Council

Students as Lifestyle Activists, Primary Health Care Education and Research Unit, Western Sydney Local Health District, University of Sydney

Strengthening Families for Parents and Youth, Parent Action on Drugs

Unplugged, EU DAP

Skills Development

A Right for an Equal Life, Ebtessama Foundation

BRIDGE, Unite Lebanon Youth Project

Economic and Social Inclusion, Unite Lebanon Youth Project

Entra21, International Youth Foundation

Ishraq, Population Council

Know About Business, International Labour Organization

Passport to Success, International Youth Foundation

Skills Building for University Students, INJAZ

Youth Career Initiative, Jordan River Foundation

Youth Employability Skills Network Project, Education Development Center, Inc.

Youth Economic Empowerment Programme (YEEP), United Nations Development Programme (UNDP)

Young Researcher Programme, Al Nayzak

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