Washington DC, October 2, 2014 – The Young Americas Business Trust (YABT) in cooperation with the Global Partnership for Social Accountability (GPSA) are hosting “Young people as Game Changers: Helping Governments Listen and Respond to Young People’s Voices through Social Accountability” workshop that will take place on Tuesday, October 7, from 3:30 pm to 4:45 pm, at the IFC-World Bank Building (2121 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW Washington, DC 20433 USA) within the framework of the World Bank Group Youth Summit 2014.
This workshop provides participants the opportunity to experience first-hand the ‘how to’ and the impact of social accountability mechanisms in international development. GPSA Program Manager Roby Senderowitsch and YABT CEO Luis Viguria will lead this panel.
Moreover, YABT will present two cases of best practices taking place in Latin America: YouVo, the first anti-bullying platform in Latin America, and Bogotá Como Vamos, a platform that indicates the quality of life in Bogota through the measurement a wide range of indicators.
Also, participants will find out about the approach taken by the GPSA, which equips communities and governments to solve collective action problems together through participation and citizen feedback. In a simulation of the dynamics in the field, participants will perform a ‘citizen report card’ exercise, a social accountability tool to measure the performance of public services. Finally, participants will learn how they can get involved in the Young Americas Forum, a program led by the YABT that allows youth in Latin America and the Caribbean to interact directly with their governments.
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