‘RYVU Snapshots’: What needs to be in place for volunteering to happen & the roles of NGOs

This is the fifth video of the series ‘RYVU Snapshots’ which aims to disseminate findings and reflections emerging from the Refugee Youth Volunteering Uganda research. Each short video features project team members and also partners sharing insights related to RYVU work to open up conversations in volunteering and development spaces, particularly among youth.

The roles of stakeholders have been central to RYVU activities since the inception of the project in 2019, when key stakeholders in Uganda helped shape the research’s approach and design. The RYVU team is currently also engaging with stakeholders in policy and practice workshops as part of the co-analysis process in the research. The team has been actively exploring ideas with stakeholders from government, civil society and the third sector, and providing them with opportunities to input into policy recommendations.

In this snapshot, Mr David Andrew Ochiengh, Programme Coordinator, Livelihoods, VSO Uganda, shares his thoughts on the question: “If volunteering is to contribute to mutual learning, skills development and knowledge exchange, what are some of the things that need to be in place? What role might NGOs play?”.

The RYVU project is focused on exploring the kinds of voluntary labour practiced by young refugees in Uganda and investigating how these impact on their skills, employability and the inequalities they experience. This series draws upon these debates in an accessible visual format. The videos are  downloadable and can be widely shared.

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