FHI 360 is one the of the holders of the YouthPower: Implementation Indefinite Delivery/Indefinite Quantity (IDIQ) contract, funded by the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID). YouthPower: Implementation will implement and scale up sustainable programs to encourage innovative and integrated approaches to youth development.
YouthPower builds on USAID’s investment in youth-related work and will provide a platform for integrated youth programming for more sustainable outcomes. Activities under this mechanism will connect youth to their families, schools and communities and better enable them to navigate among the opportunities, risks and challenges of adolescence and young adulthood, contributing to their productivity as adults.
The IDIQ will support multiple sectors addressing positive youth development, including:
- Health (HIV prevention, care and treatment; sexual and reproductive health; family planning; maternal and child health; nutrition; and malaria)
- Economic opportunity (employment, livelihoods and economic strengthening, microenterprise and value chain development, workforce development and youth financial services)
- Democracy, human rights and governance (civic education and participation, leadership development, engagement in good governance, human rights education, anti-trafficking and support for youth journalists and citizen journalism)
- Food security, agriculture and rural development
- Environment (natural resource management and global climate change)
- Information and communications technologies (ICTs)
- Gender (gender-based violence, anti-trafficking, women and girls’ leadership, equity, harmful gender norms, transgender programs and constructive engagement of men and boys)
To provide USAID with diverse expertise, FHI 360 created a coalition of innovative, youth-focused organizations to support any task orders. The consortium consists of Management Systems International, Restless Development, TechnoServe, Aga Khan Development Network, Youth Business International, Marie Stopes International, Institute for Reproductive Health at Georgetown University, NCBA CLUSA, INJAZ Al-Arab, Stepping Stones International, The Trust for the Americas, Inveneo, Connexus Corporation, World University Service of Canada, LTG Associates, Block by Block Consulting, O’Brien and Associates International, BBC Media Action and International Media Solutions LLC.
FHI 360 and the consortium partners are leading the first task order: YouthPower Action. The YouthPower IDIQ currently works in Burundi, Mozambique, Nigeria and Uganda, but can expand to work on task orders in other USAID-supported countries.