Uncertainty: Child and Youth Rights and Participation

The sixth Rejuvenate dialogue was held on 15th September 2022. Six panellists working across contexts and themes joined the Rejuvenate team on a discussion on uncertainty and it’s intersection with child and youth rights and participation. From past research, we know that young people do not necessarily view uncertainty in their lives as negative.

This is especially true for some of the most-marginalised youth who see their ‘certainty’ as poverty, unemployment and environmental fragility. This dialogue focuses on how adults, including those working on policy and practice in rights and philanthropy, can learn from how children and youth positively navigate uncertainty.

Further, this dialogue makes the case for working with children and youth if we are to find new, more hopeful futures in the face of uncertainty.