Assessment of Youth Participation in Agriculture and Water Development Projects: a case of Mkinga district in Tanga Region

Wangwe, Japhet Elly (2015) Assessment of Youth Participation in Agriculture and Water Development Projects: a case of Mkinga district in Tanga Region. Masters thesis, The Open University Of Tanzania.

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Abstract

The study aimed at assessing youth participation in agriculture and water development projects in Mkinga District. The specific objectives were to assess youth participation in Conceptualization of Projects,to investigate youth involvement in decision making process of projects, and assess youth participation in project implementation. A descriptive cross-section research design (both qualitative and quantitative) methods was adapted to collects and analyze both primary and secondary data from respondents. Data was collected from 80 respondents using structural questionnaire and semi-structural interviews. The key findings revealed that Youth are not participating neither involved in development projects as majority 46(63.9%) of respondents said that youth are not participating in conceptualization of projects, on the other hand majority 43(59.7%) of respondents said that youth are not involved in decision making process of projects and lastly majority 40(56%) of respondents also said that youth are not participating in project implementation. Conclusively, youth participation in development projects is very low. Therefore, there is a need for different stakeholders who are parents, Community, CBOs, NGOs FBOs community Development officers and Social Workers and youth themselves to actively engage in advocacy and lobbying, public sensitization and further research to come out with practical solution that will give room for youth participation, hence contribute to development of the entire nation.

Item Type: Thesis (Masters)
Subjects: 300 Social Sciences > 360 Social services; association
Divisions: Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences > Department of Sociology and social work
Depositing User: Mr Habibu V. Kazimzuri
Date Deposited: 13 Jul 2016 12:05
Last Modified: 13 Jul 2016 12:05
URI: http://repository.out.ac.tz/id/eprint/1091

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