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Youth-led Communication for Social Change: Empowerment, Citizen Media, and Cultures of Governance in Northern Ghana

Youth-led Communication for Social Change: Empowerment, Citizen Media, and Cultures of Governance in Northern Ghana

Author: 
Lise Grauenkær
Thomas Tufte
Publication Date
Friday, April 13, 2018
Affiliation: 

Ghana Friendship (Grauenkær); University of Leicester (Tufte)

"What are the possibilities and limitations of strategic communication initiatives to enhance a culture of governance among youth in Northern Ghana?"

An increasing number of organisations in the Global South are using communication strategically to position youth as drivers of social change. For example, in Northern Ghana, Youth Empowerment for Life (YEfL) works to support active citizenship and engagement of young people by developing local youth groups' communicative capacity and access to media platforms. This article critically examines YEfL's 2-year project Youth Speak Up (YSU), embedding the analysis within contemporary debates about communication, empowerment, and social change, with particular focus upon dynamics between citizen media development, youth-centred citizen journalism, and processes of community mobilisation and development.

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Development in Practice 28(3): 400-13. DOI: 10.1080/09614524.2018.1436696. Image credit:YSU via Facebook

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