oa African Journal of Farm Child and Youth Development - Inaugurating a global rural youth development network : a participant's experience from Herrsching workshop in Germany

Volume 1, Issue 1
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The exposition in this paper is a participant's preliminary experience as gained from the 21st International Workshop for Rural Youth Leaders held in Herrsching, Germany. It brings into focus the need for a follow up action that may as a matter of urgency make use of the workshop participants as foundation members of a global rural youth development network. Methodological approach employed in inaugurating the network was chronologically documented. The results of the data collected through questionnaire based on the participants' demographic characteristics and interest in the proposed global network was discussed. Also, the success stories of the post-workshop efforts were shared. It was revealed that the participants from developing region e.g Africa, Asia, etc. are more enthusiastic to realize the inauguration of the network than their European counterparts. However, most participants, organizers and the Youth Works Office of the Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) are favourably disposed to the inauguration of the global rural youth development network.

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