June 25, 2021
This collection of Pandemic Diaries was produced as part of the UN Major Group for Children and Youth (UNMGCY) ‘Asia Pacific
Researchers, Practitioners, Policy-Makers in Dialogue with Children and Youth Project’’. A team of UNMGCY Young Researchers and Young Fellows for DRR conducted policy analysis and participatory action research with children and youth in their local communities, with the goal of capturing their perspectives and experiences of disasters throughout the Asia-Pacific.
The 17 diaries in this collection have been written by children and young people from countries across the Asia Pacific region, including Nepal, Fiji, Australia, Bhutan, Pakistan, Malaysia, Bangladesh, Myanmar, and the Solomon Islands. With the guidance and support of the UNMGCY Young Fellows, each diary author has documented their personal experiences of the COVID-19 pandemic. For some of the authors, this was a daunting prospect and they were not sure where to start, while others knew exactly what they wanted to say and how they wanted to say it.
The diaries can be found at this link