Forum Discussion Paper 2011

The State of Youth Volunteering in Africa

This is the eighth in a series of discussion papers produced by the International FORUM on Development Service (FORUM), which follows on from our research work on trends in international volunteering and co-operation in recent years. One of the key issues identified in this time has been the state of youth volunteering in Africa and how this affects us as International Volunteer and Co-operation Organisations (IVCOs). This paper aims to consider some of the implications of the state of youth volunteering in Africa, what we can learn from this, and identify some challenges for the future.

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