How the concept of “youth” changes from context to context, be it political or policy-related, is explored by Professor Dina Kiwan, University of Birmingham (UK). These varying definitions underpin the notion of “activism”, and hence have implications for supporting (or not) youth inclusion and participation. From the trash crisis to LGBT-led mobilizations, she explains how the two concepts—and their multiple definitions—meet in Lebanon, and what we could learn from this.
This presentation was part of a panel titled “Promoting Youth Inclusion for Sustainable and Resilient Communities”, in the framework of World Social Work Day 2018. For more information about the event, visit