STAKEHOLDERS MEET ON YOUTH EMPOWERMENT

A stakeholder meeting is a strategic event for introducing stakeholders to each other, gaining commitment to usability and defining usability objectives based on objectives. It is also a method for collecting information about the purpose of the system and its overall context of use from domain and technical experts.

Every society does and should have individuals and groups who are interested in the activities of the society and have a stake in its success. Keeping stakeholders informed is the best way to keep them engaged and up-to-date on topics having a potential impact on the society. By involving stakeholders in decision-making and communicating regularly through meetings and other channels, it will be easier to get their approval for new ideas and their support if problems do arise.

Internal stakeholders can include employees, managers, departments, demographic groups, the board of directors or any group or individual potentially affected by a program or policy or with a need to know. External stakeholders include shareholders (or stockholders), who own stock in the company, customers, suppliers, labor unions, community groups and the common citizens. Stakeholders differ depending on the topic.

New approaches for youth engagement and empowerment are fast emerging. These approaches are gaining ground and need to be integrated and promoted in youth policy and programming, using a rights based approach. Integrating innovation in youth development requires deliberate planning, on-going management, robust monitoring and evaluation. More importantly policies and programmes promoting the use alternative approaches to youth engagement and empowerment are most effectively delivered through and with young people themselves and other stakeholders.