Young people play an active role in creating, maintaining, and rebuilding the social fabric of societies. In disasters, crises and conflict settings, young people have demonstrated the potential to build bridges across communities, work together, introduce new innovations, and engage at scale in communities to help manage crises and promote peace and well-being.
Resources are available on a range of topics:
- Social inclusion and peace-building — Youth as Agents of Behavioural Change (YABC) is the IFRC’s flagship initiative on the promotion of a culture of non-violence and peace. Created in 2008, this programme seeks to empower individuals to take up an ethical leadership role in their community, promoting changes of mindsets, attitudes and behaviours, in harmony with Humanitarian Principles.
- Introduction brochure
- IFRC overview page
- Sample YABC content
- Videos of YABC in action — short video (2.5 min) | demonstration from Mali (4 min)
- Safe shelter and communities — The Participatory Approach for Safe Shelter Awareness (PASSA) is a methodology which provides tools to communities to improve their living space, build safe houses and design better communities through a participatory approach geared towards adults.
- Online platform
- Manual and toolkit
- Videos of PASSA Youth in action — short video (2.5 min) | long video (11 min)
- Climate change adaptation — Y-Adapt is a game-based curriculum for young people to learn about climate change and take practical action to introduce adaptation activities in their communities to reduce the impacts of extreme-weather events.
Source: Red Cross Red Crescent Climate Centre