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Review and analysis of GAC’s programming portfolio

Review and analysis of GAC’s programming portfolio

Global Affairs Canada, Canada

 

In light of the Charlevoix Declaration, and the Together for Learning campaign, Global Affairs Canada is reviewing and reinforcing its commitment to education for displaced children and youth. Meraki Labs conducted a portfolio review for GAC; the review aimed to assess strengths and weaknesses, identify gaps and trends in the portfolio, and identify a possible strategic focus and direction for the future. The review was conducted in the wider context of the Together for Learning campaign and thus also aimed to identify synergies between programming and other campaign pillars. The report identified and proposed ways to build on GAC's comparative advantages and core strengths.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Developing innovative participatory research methodologies for youth on the move

Developing innovative participatory research methodologies for youth on the move

UNIVERSITY OF GENEVA, GLOBAL

Youth are a challenging demographic for humanitarian and development agencies to reach. Innovation and technology offer new possibilities for engaging with youth, but the effectiveness of these mechanisms has yet to be demonstrated due to the challenges with population transience and the fragile contexts where projects are implemented.

Meraki Labs is working with the University of Geneva and InZone to develop a participatory methodology for youth engaging in projects to evaluate their effectiveness. The project aims to develop a toolkit that is appropriate for a variety of contexts, to enable comparison and broader learning.

Protection of Children on the Move along the Southern Migration Route

Protection of Children on the Move along the Southern Migration Route

DESTINATION UNKNOWN, AFRICA (HORN OF AFRICA, EAST AFRICA, SOUTHERN AFRICA)

Little is known about childen and youth on the move in Africa. Girls and boys are typically included as small portions of larger reports on migration and, due to poor data and access, are often get few opportunities to express their own realities, motivations, and aspirations as it relates to their migration journey. Protection of children and youth continues to be a major concern, particularly in light of the known risks of detention, abuse, and trafficking not to mention gaps in education and civil documentation.

Meraki Labs is leading a multi-country study that seeks to better understand the specific experiences, motivations and aspiration as well as protection risks and protective capacities of children following the Southern Migration Route, from the Horn and East Africa to Southern Africa.

Development of Global Strategy and Implementation Plan for Innovative Programming Targeting Youth

Development of Global Strategy and Implementation Plan for Innovative Programming Targeting Youth

TERRE DES HOMME, GLOBAL

FabLabs, or digital fabrication laboratories, are a global network of local labs, enabling invention by providing access to tools for digital fabrication. They also enable engagement and empowerment for youth in challenging circumstances.

Meraki Labs is supporting Terre des Hommes to utilise FabLabs in humanitarian, migration and development settings, and develop use cases focusing on youth empowerment and engagement.

Design and Implementation of Innovative Program to Support Migrant Digital Literacy

Design and Implementation of Innovative Program to Support Migrant Digital Literacy

TERRE DES HOMME, DJIBOUTI

Approximately 70,000 migrants pass through Djibouti on the road from the Horn of Africa to Gulf countries. Most are youth; many have limited education and limited opportunities to engage with their local communities.

Meraki Labs supported Terre des Hommes and IOM in establishing a digital fabrication laboratory in Djiboutiville, ensuring that young migrants engaged with the lab, and ensuring that young migrants gained digital skills through the intervention.