Banner photo: S. Sheridan/ Mercy Corps
The No Lost Generation initiative is a concerted effort by donors, UN agencies, NGOs and governments to ensure that children and young people affected by the crisis in Syria and Iraq have access to education, protection and opportunities to engage positively in their community and society. It is co-led by UNICEF, Mercy Corps, Save the Children and World Vision. Initiated by key humanitarian donors in 2013, the initiative is comprised of programming and advocacy under three pillars: Education, Child Protection and Adolescents & Youth – and covers Syria, Lebanon, Jordan, Turkey, Iraq, and Egypt.
NLG has a Tech Task Force, which is led by NetHope, and focuses on connecting private sector expertise and resources, such as technology, with the needs of vulnerable children and youth in NLG countries. The Task Force facilitates cross-sector information sharing and project-based collaborations between private sector companies, UN:NGO agencies, and academic institutions.