Independent Youth Network | Location: Nationwide, Jordan.
FORM OF ASSISTANCE
Establishment of network structure and internal bylaws, development of visual and digital identities, branding guidelines, and Digital Engagement Platforms (Website and Mobile Application).
Creation of an outreach and partnership-building strategy, and a standardized training material on mobilizing for change and managing volunteer networks.
DESCRIPTION OF ASSISTANCE
In partnership with UNICEF Jordan, Tech Tribes revamped and expanded the Jeel962 Network (formerly UNICEF Change Agents Network (UCAN)) by taking its members on a journey to discover their role and capacities as active change agents in society.
Over a period of three years of mentorship, Tech Tribes engaged members in framing the structure, mission, and vision of the network. In consultation with members, it was deemed vital to revamp the network’s visual and digital identities and to draft a new set of bylaws and internal policies.
Today, through the newly-developed Digital Engagement Platforms, Jeel962 celebrates a community of more than 15,000 change-driven youth.
It was observed that existing training material on youth civic and digital engagement does not fully respond to skills and knowledge demanded by youth aspiring to act as change agents. In response to this miss-match, a specialised training toolkit was developed by Tech Tribes to act as the formal training program of the network and the first step in joining it. In order to guarantee an inclusive approach in the creation of the toolkit, Tech Tribes engaged a total of 2500 youth aged 10-24 through an online survey and 6 focus groups to identify training priorities. By developing and rolling out a comprehensive outreach and recruitment strategy, Tech Tribes helped the network outreach to youth in rural and some of Jordan’s most marginalized communities.
With support from:
The United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) and The United States Agency for International Development (USAID).