YWG launchDuring the 8th GFRAS Annual Meeting in Australia in 2017, the theme revolved around youth and how they engage in or are engaged by rural advisory services. A number of the young participants came together during the conference and discussed the idea of strengthening the way forward after the Annual Meeting by creating a Youth Working Group (YWG). This was then proposed in the GFRAS Steering Committee Meeting, which was subsequently approved.

Jon the working group via Slack!


About us

Core Goals

  • Youth Representation
    • To ensure that there is youth representative in crucial policy or other decision-making discussions on RAS initiatives
    • To ensure that the youth will be streamlined in terms of investments for RAS development programs
  • Capacity-building
    • To increase the engagement of RAS on youth and vice versa; believing that RAS can help build youth capacity, while youth can help build RAS creativity
      • Workshops
      • Immersive experiential learning
    • To create regular online discussions to build capacity for RAS engagements
      • Webinar
      • Online advocacy campaigns
    • Knowledge sharing
      • To gather knowledge products on youth in RAS from across the various networks and placed on an online one-stop shop
      • To continuously gather data on youth to build big data analytics that will help GFRAS and partners know more what areas of the youth can be targeted for initiatives


1st webinar: Youth-led RAS Strategies: What now, Where to in Policy and Advocacy within RAS?

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icon pdf Report on the 1st YWG webinar, pdf 445KB