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  1. An interesting angle on youth engagement H. Carolyn. Would it be possible to directly target the older generation as they are the ones enforcing norms on land allocation which negatively affect the youth who might be interested in farming?

    In your your study did you also find out what the youth’s vision is on collective action?

    Thank you.

  2. An interesting angle on youth engagement H. Carolyn. Would it be possible to directly target the older generation as they are the ones enforcing norms on land allocation which negatively affect the youth who might be interested in farming?

    In your study did you also find out what the youth’s vision is on collective action?

    Thank you.

    1. Dear Dr. Mapedza

      Thank you for taking the time to view my presentation. I am sorry for taking so long to reply. Some of the research presented was conducted by my Masters student. She did look at youth involvement in community forest management which was very limited as was presented. Youth want to have a voice in decision-making around community forests. However, she did not incorporate specific strategies in her research to help youth envision exactly what their role would be in collective action. The youth just did not want to be excluded.
      In a book chapter based on a literature search that I just completed, I highlight some strategies used in other countries to try to bring older and younger generations together. I do feel that it is necessary to work with older generations to help adapt governance institutions so that the younger generation and their concerns are included. Changing cultural norms are never easy any where! As we found in our study and was noted in some of the literature, if youth are organized and demonstrate their leadership ability in that way to elders, that can lead to better integration of youth into community decision-making structures.

      Thank you for your interest!
      Carolyn Brown

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