In early December, Ariane de Lannoy presented to the Ministerial Cluster for the Economic Sectors, Investment, Employment and Infrastructure Development (ESIEID), on behalf of the Youth Explorer team and as part of the Presidential Youth Employment Intervention.
Ministerial Clusters foster an integrated approach to governance that is aimed at improving government planning, decision making and service delivery. The main objective is to ensure proper coordination of all government programmes at national and provincial levels. Clusters ensure the alignment of government-wide priorities, and facilitate and monitor the implementation of priority programmes. The ESIEID cluster includes the:
- Ministry of Employment and Labour
- Ministry of Finance
- Ministry of Higher Education, Science and Technology
- Ministry in the Presidency
- Ministry in the Presidency for Women, Youth and Persons with Disabilities
The presentation included a demonstration of the Youth Explorer to inform the Cluster of the work that SALDRU and OpenUp conduct with regards to the mapping of services available to young people. The team received very positive feedback and this will hopefully encourage the utilization of the Youth Explorer platform by all departments in planning the delivery of services and interventions aimed at young people.