Summariers of publications on Youth and Innovation

Publication: A path to youth leadership: Connecting youth with culture, nature and self

Summary: “The river is not flowing because of the gap between elders and the youth.“ Urbanization, globalization, formal education, religion, and bad development models are some of the causes of widening this gap between generations. This guidebook is about SEGNI (seed) program that takes young people into a forest in a process facilitated by elders, to connect them with nature, culture and themselves. Later the youth start a SEGNI club in their school or community and initiate a range of projects to educate themselves and others about nature, culture and to build leadership. This book aims to give both conceptual and practical guidance to those who want to facilitate a SEGNI program for youths. The key purpose is to help users explore the relationships between culture, nature and oneself. The book is organized into three parts (concepts and background, preparations to connect SEGNI activities, and cooperation with schools). If done correctly, SEGNI program can be one of the most life-changing experiences for the youths.

Type of publication: Guideline

Link to this publication: https://africanbiodiversity.org/

 

Publication: Linking people, places and products: A guide for promoting quality linked to geographical origin and sustainable Geographical Indications

Summary:

Based on multidisciplinary research and evidence from all over the world, this guide is intended for practitioners, rural development specialists, representatives of value chains, policymakers, rural community leaders and trainers. It is a practical guide for those involved in the development of agri-food systems and for those promoting, preserving and developing local food products and resources (traditions, know-how and natural resources). The role of these facilitators is of paramount importance in helping local stakeholders to become aware of the potential of local products, organize themselves and carry out collective actions, understand the importance of appropriate rules and pilot the GI system towards economic, socio-cultural and environmental sustainability. The objectives of this guide are 1. to explain what origin-linked quality and the GI concept are; 2. to raise awareness regarding the potential of origin-linked products for rural development and sustainability; 3. to facilitate the implementation of GI processes at the local level by providing tools and methodology. This guide avoids prescriptive solutions, instead it offers step-by-step answers to the main questions of development actors seeking to identify, define and protect original local products for sustainable development.

Type of publication: Guideline

Link to this publication: http://www.fao.org/3/i1760e/i1760e00.htm

 

Publication: Catalyzing young agri-entrepreneurs´ investments and ensuring their sustainability: Strategic planning tool

Summary: 

The achievement of the first two Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty and hunger by 2030 requires substantial investments. To fully contribute to sustainable development, both public and private investments should be strongly aligned with the SDGs. Empowering youth to invest in their own farms and businesses along agricultural value chains should be a key component of sustainable development that aims to add value to food products, improve employment, and achieve SDGs.  This FAO strategic planning tool can help propel investments by young agri-entrepreneurs and help ensure their sustainability. It analyses the current environment and overall conditions young investors face while offering practical solutions to overcome the main challenges identified. The strategic planning tool also helps ensure that decision-makers take ownership of the results through a participatory and inclusive process. The strategic planning process consists of four steps explained in the guide. This tool was piloted and validated in Tunisia in 2019/2020.

Type of publication: Guideline

Link to this publication: http://www.fao.org/publications/card/en/c/CB1367EN

 

Publication: The tourism value chain: Analysis and practical approaches for development cooperation projects

Summary:

Sustainable and responsible tourism can be used as a versatile instrument for sustainable development. The approach presented in this guidebook follows proactive design and management of tourism value chains in partner destinations. This manual primarily addresses GIZ experts and partners working in development cooperation who are involved in planning and implementing tourism interventions. It offers practical guidance to responsible officers on the ground on promoting the regional value addition of tourism. A key concern of this manual is to give readers an overview of the value creation system in the tourist sector as well as insights into the sector’s structures, processes and mode of operation. It is meant to make it easier for officers responsible for development projects who are unfamiliar with the tourism sector to gain an understanding of the topic and to offer a basis for planning interventions related to tourism. The manual also enables these target groups to apply the value chain concept in order to design the tourism value creation process (and/or supply chains) along the lines of sustainable development and policies. 

Type of publication: Guideline

Link to this publication: https://publikationen.giz.de/qlink/ID=246968000