Sunday 5th December: Deadline for Call for Submissions for Contributions to Participatory Learning Action (PLA) Special Issue on Youth and Participatory Governance in Africa
Plan UK, the Institute of Development Studies (IDS) and the International Institute for Environment and Development (IIED) are seeking submissions from adults and young people working in the field of youth and governance who would like to contribute an article to a Special Issue of the journal Participatory Learning Action (PLA) focusing on Youth and Participatory Governance in Africa.
The Special Issue will capture and share experiences of the different ways young people in Africa are engaging with government to participate in public policy, planning and budgeting processes at local, national, regional, and international levels.
Contributions should capture practical experiences of governance work involving youth. Contributions should include: the processes young people have been engaged in; innovations, achievements and challenges; lessons and ways forward. Each article should be around 2,500 words.
Support will be provided to contributors throughout the drafting process, including a workshop in Nairobi in March next year during which contributors will receive one-to-one support and meet with others working on participatory governance to discuss and share their experiences.
Anybody interested in contributing needs to submit a max. 500 word summary by December 5th 2010.
Further information about the call can be found here>>
The PLA journal website can be found here>>
Jessica Greenhalf, Plan International