Our Approach

Training & Capacity Development

Training and Capacity Building have been vital to all our programs at (HDF). This is usually focused to personal development skills, advocacy, project planning, campaigning and career skills etc. We hope to expand this approach to cover more areas of skills development, including professional and accredited training in existing and emerging areas.

Advocacy & Campaigning

Advocacy and Campaigning remain an important approach in carrying out our work at HDF. We are strengthening our convening role of the Voices of Youth Coalitions and are working to expand its numerical strength and capacity to serve as the national platform for holding government and development partners accountable for their actions at local and nationals, including demanding transparency and social accountability on policies and programs. We continue to use our national appeal and grassroots constituency base to advocate and campaign for pro-poor, youth-inclusive policies and programs at all levels.

 

Learning & Sharing

 

Through this approach, we contribute to filling the gap in youth research and data on our priority areas, relying heavily on our nationwide partnership base, and the tapping of qualified research professionals from within and outside Somali. The outcomes of our research form the basis for effective programming and delivery. Through collaboration with various national and international institutions, we continue to contribute to the knowledge-base on youth development programming by publishing our research reports alongside guidelines, toolkits, manuals, and policy briefs, and disseminating them widely to all relevant stakeholders including government, civil society organisations, and private sector companies, among others.

 

Service Delivery

 

We deliver services that empower youth succeed in becoming life-long learners, productive members of society, materially sufficient and self-respecting citizens. Our service delivery programmes are mainly focused on the nexus between education and employment. This approach emphasises the need to help young people get access to the formal and informal education, skills training, and technical support that they require in order to achieve a transition to formal or informal, self or wage employment.

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