The Evidence Symposium

What is the Evidence Symposium?

It is an event organized by UN: NGO No Lost Generation, which will bring together policymakers, practitioners, researchers, young people and donors, to discuss key takeaways based on research on issues of relevance for adolescents and youth in the MENA region, build a process of learning based on good/promising practice documentation, enhance cooperation, exchange and partnerships, and identify regional evidence gaps. Ultimately, the Symposium will inform thinking, policy and practices around key issues and trends related to adolescents and youth in MENA.

While the first edition of the Evidence Symposium will open space to share global evidence, the main focus of this space is to discuss evidence from the MENA region.  Within the MENA region we will highlight experiences from Jordan and Lebanon.   The main reasons to prioritize these countries include:

Country Justification
Jordan
  • Hosting country
  • Good body of evidence available
  • Interest from policymakers
  • Existing efforts by public authorities to fill the evidence gaps and deliver high quality programmes and strategies
Lebanon
  • Good body of evidence available
  • No visa required for Lebanon passport holders
  • Possibility of involving policymakers
  • Interest from policymakers
  • Existing efforts by public authorities to fill the evidence gaps and deliver high quality programmes and strategies

 

 

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