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About Us

YouthLeadGlobal is a collaboration between the Leadership, Management & Governance (LMG) Project, the United States Agency for International Development, International Youth Alliance for Family Planning, and the Youth Health and Rights Coalition.

The USAID-funded LMG Project is a consortium of partners led by Management Sciences for Health and including: the Amref Health Africa, International Planned Parenthood Federation, Johns Hopkins University Bloomberg School of Public Health, MedicMobile, and Yale University Global Health Leadership Institute.  The LMG Project improves leadership, management and governance practices to strengthen health systems and improve health for all, including vulnerable populations worldwide. Learn more about the LMG Project.

Youth Leadership Programmatic Review

Youth, as our future leaders, will spearhead global efforts to improve health, education, economic development, and other outcomes. In October 2012, the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) launched the Youth in Development Policy ­ the first of its kind at USAID. The Policy recognizes that youth leadership is one of the many critical pathways for improved health and development for youth. However, there is not much knowledge about what constitutes effective youth leadership programming, particularly where these programs relate to public health initiatives. On the other hand, many programs conduct one ­off workshops on youth leadership without providing good follow­up, mentors, or an enabling environment for young people to apply their leadership skills. USAID, in collaboration with the Leadership, Management and Governance (LMG) Project, is conducting a global review to identify and examine effective youth leadership programs, models, and strategies from around the world that have demonstrated positive outcomes for youth, organizations, and communities, and contribute to health service delivery improvements. Has your youth leadership program been counted through our survey? Take the survey now!

Community of Practice

Going beyond the programmatic review, the LMG Project is seizing the opportunity to engage young people in a Community of Practice (CoP).The YouthLeadGlobal CoP is an online venue for discussion about youth leadership in global health and development. It is a gathering place for young people to have an opportunity to exchange ideas and experiences to learn from each other, as well as develop professionally and personally. In addition to a discussion forum allowing young people to interact with their peers, the YouthLeadGlobal CoP provides an extensive calendar of global health events from around the world, and a resource library to build a strong knowledge base on best practices to improve health, human rights, education, and economic development.

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Community volunteers of the local NGO Heal the Land Initiative (HELIN), partner of the American NGO Management Sciences for Health (MSH), are providing free HIV test in the market of Eyokponung, Rivers State, Nigeria, on May 9th, 2014.

YouthLeadGlobal is supported as a sub-site of the larger LeaderNet.org Global Community.

Both LeaderNet.org and YouthLeadGlobal.org are made possible by the support of the American people through the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) as part of the Leadership, Management & Governance Project.

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