The Youth Coalition undertakes a wide range of activities and projects to achieve its vision and purpose.These activities broadly fall into four categories Advocacy & Representation, Capacity Building & Sector Development, Policy Development, Communications and Research & Evaluation. These activities include a wide range of projects, however, the distinction and line between these activities is a conceptual division, or heuristic. In practice many of these activities and projects intersect and overlap, often mutually interdependent, informing and supporting each other.
Systemic and strategic advocacy
Systemic advocacy is at the core of our approach – our efforts to persuade government, Directorates, organisations and others to change their policies and practice has a great impact and benefits many young people. We conceptualise advocacy as a set of organised activities designed to influence the policies and actions of others to achieve positive change. In other words, advocacy is an activity that is conducted to achieve outcomes – positive changes in the lives of our target population.