Promoting Youth Participation in Local Governance: The Abusua Foundation Experience

An Overview of Youth Participation in Local Governance Across West Africa

International and national imperatives in the last decade have prompted local government authorities to find ways to consult children and young people. Whether these imperatives are viewed as requirements or endorsements of existing policies and practices, the overall effect has been increasing attention on how young people might be involved in advising on or participating in decision-making processes of local government. But when the issue of (youth) participation is discussed, one key issue comes to mind: space.

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