The Youth Sounding Board (YSB)
Enhancing Practical Youth Voices in Development Spaces
UNDP Kenya Country Office has established a multi-stakeholder all-inclusive Youth Sounding Board with the intention of engaging directly with a small but highly representative and diverse panel of young women and men leaders, influential youth voices and representatives of institutions key to the implementation of youth development agenda in Kenya. From the onset, it is critical to note that the implementation of a Youth Sounding Board does not contradict legal frameworks and institutional mechanisms within the United Nations System for youth engagement.
Even though it arises out of a programmatic platform and championed by UNDP, the Youth sounding board is a product of consultations between UNDP and Ministry of ICT and Youth Affairs and modeled around similar initiatives by the United Nations System elsewhere.