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Rethinking Impact: Legacy and evaluation in a Global Youth Work Context

March 25, 2021 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm GMT

Free
Legacy event

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DESCRIPTION

Evaluating outcomes in a global youth work context is vital in measuring social change and showing the change effect of the work to a wider audience.   We want to create an opportunity to think about evaluation work and how global youth work programmes might contribute to understanding how change making happens in practice. 

A legacy focus moves beyond the idea of ‘impact’ and looks to the future with an understanding that work happening today can plant seeds of change that have a lasting and enduring impact. This is particularly important in the context of the core youth work principles, which are informed by a commitment to challenging inequality and to effecting lasting outcomes.

The push is to continue thinking through how our sector can approach evaluation in a way that is truly contextualised and inclusive of different voices and approaches towards socially just outcomes.

The challenge is to think imaginatively about evaluation –to broaden its definition and recognise that youth programmes working with a development education lens, address complex, human issues that require a broad awareness of inclusive evaluation methods and objectives.

The opportunity lies in creating an approach to evaluation that is consistent with a youth development approach and with a broader commitment to challenging inequality in local and global contexts.

Please join us and our panel to consider how to think about using data to create stories of change and to share these to influence wider change in key areas such as:

  • youth development
  • developments in the youth sector
  • policy actors in this area
  • addressing global inequality

For more information please contact: sally@nyci.ie

CAPACITY

30 participants

COST

Free of charge

DURATION

March 25th at 2-4pm
Zoom event

OBJECTIVES

In the Legacy online event you will:

  • Hear about the context for a global youth work approach.
  • Establish the learning environment for the work-what are we evaluating?
  • Understand a Legacy focus in evaluating youth work and the inequality context driving this.
  • Explore the change effect we want to see.
  • Reflect on evaluation and purpose.
  • Hear from global youth work practitioners on their evaluation approach and lessons from this.

DESIGNED FOR

  • Youth Workers and those who work with young people – Youth sector, Education sector, and the Development Sector.

DELIVERED BY

  • Sally Daly and Youth2030 Team

Details

Date:
March 25, 2021
Time:
2:00 pm - 4:00 pm GMT
Cost:
Free

Organiser

National Youth Council of Ireland
Phone
+353-1-478-4122
Email
info@youth.ie
View Organiser Website

Venue

Online (Zoom)
Ireland