Young Arab Voices

Debate training for young people, ages 18-25, started in 2011, and in 2014 the British Council and other donors such as the Anna Lindh Foundation instigated a strategic review of the program outcomes. As part of this review effort, Info Steward, as the Lead Researcher, and colleagues engaged stakeholders in a field visit to Tunisia, interviews, and surveys in order to provide an evaluation and recommendation for the steering committee. The review work lasted from March - July 2014. The Young Arab Voices program develops skills and opportunities for youth-led debate across the Arab region and provides opportunities, tools, and capacity building for the involvement of youth in the running and managing of effective debates for the purpose of enriching the pluralistic democratic dialog in the Arab world.