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NYC 2022

Nepal comprises over 40 percent of youths out of their total population. This age group is the backbone of Nepal and their participation is extremely important in every aspect of our society. It is of the utmost importance that these youths be guided and led to explore their path in life and set goals for themselves with a vision for their nation.

With this, Nepal Youth Council (NYC) has been actively working on the thematic areas of Youth for Election, Youth Entrepreneurship, Youth for SDGs, Gender Equality and Social Inclusion, Youth for ICT, and Youth for Environment and Leadership. NYC has been working actively for the development of youth personality as well as boosting their self-confidence by providing various training to enhance diverse skills. To make youths independent, NYC for a long time has been investing in youths to equip them with the needed skill-set.

National Youth Conference 2022, with this year’s theme of Youth in Entrepreneurship, Youths for SDGs, Youths for Media and Digital Literacy, Youths for Ethical and Transparent Governance, and Youths in Civic Engagement and Election, will be happening from 12-14 August in Kathmandu with an aim to bring together 220 youths from across Nepal under the same roof for 3 days. The major motive of the conference is to enhance the knowledge and skills of the youth so that they can take the leadership role for the betterment of Nepal.

Nepal Youth Council believes that upon the completion of the 2022 conference, the participants will be able to move beyond a process-oriented understanding of technology and apply digital resources creatively in their original work. They will be able to participate in community activities to take political as well as non-political actions to improve the conditions for others. They will be provided with the ability to recognize commercial opportunities, self‐esteem, knowledge, and skills to act on them. They will be understanding more about the Sustainable Development Goals and its various agendas. And finally, they will be equipped with the knowledge of ethical and transparent governance. Nepal Youth Council is convinced that the conference will recognize the youths as an undeniably effective force in the mainstream of development in Nepal.

 

  1. 𝟑 𝐝𝐚𝐲𝐬 𝐫𝐞𝐬𝐢𝐝𝐞𝐧𝐭𝐢𝐚𝐥 𝐜𝐨𝐧𝐟𝐞𝐫𝐞𝐧𝐜𝐞,
  2. 𝟓 𝐝𝐢𝐟𝐟𝐞𝐫𝐞𝐧𝐭 𝐭𝐡𝐞𝐦𝐞𝐬 𝐰𝐢𝐭𝐡 𝟏𝟎 𝐝𝐢𝐟𝐟𝐞𝐫𝐞𝐧𝐭 𝐬𝐞𝐬𝐬𝐢𝐨𝐧𝐬,
  3. 𝐈𝐧𝐭𝐞𝐫𝐚𝐜𝐭𝐢𝐨𝐧 𝐰𝐢𝐭𝐡 𝐥𝐞𝐚𝐝𝐢𝐧𝐠 𝐞𝐧𝐭𝐫𝐞𝐩𝐫𝐞𝐧𝐞𝐮𝐫𝐬, 𝐬𝐨𝐜𝐢𝐚𝐥 𝐚𝐜𝐭𝐢𝐯𝐢𝐬𝐭𝐬 𝐚𝐧𝐝 𝐜𝐡𝐚𝐧𝐠𝐞-𝐦𝐚𝐤𝐞𝐫𝐬 𝐨𝐟 𝐍𝐞𝐩𝐚𝐥,
  4. 𝐂𝐮𝐥𝐭𝐮𝐫𝐚𝐥 𝐞𝐱𝐜𝐡𝐚𝐧𝐠𝐞 𝐩𝐫𝐨𝐠𝐫𝐚𝐦,
  5. 𝐍𝐚𝐭𝐢𝐨𝐧𝐚𝐥/𝐏𝐫𝐨𝐯𝐢𝐧𝐜𝐢𝐚𝐥 𝐥𝐞𝐯𝐞𝐥 𝐬𝐞𝐞𝐝 𝐟𝐮𝐧𝐝𝐢𝐧𝐠,
  6. 𝐏𝐫𝐨𝐯𝐢𝐧𝐜𝐢𝐚𝐥 𝐚𝐜𝐭𝐢𝐨𝐧 𝐩𝐥𝐚𝐧,
  7. 𝟐𝟓𝟎+ 𝐜𝐡𝐚𝐧𝐠𝐞-𝐦𝐚𝐤𝐞𝐫𝐬 𝐢𝐧 𝐚 𝐬𝐢𝐧𝐠𝐥𝐞 𝐩𝐥𝐚𝐭𝐟𝐨𝐫𝐦 𝐟𝐨𝐫 𝐚 𝐬𝐨𝐜𝐢𝐚𝐥 𝐜𝐚𝐮𝐬𝐞,
  8. 𝟐𝟓𝟎+ 𝐥𝐨𝐜𝐚𝐥 𝐠𝐨𝐯𝐞𝐫𝐧𝐦𝐞𝐧𝐭 𝐫𝐞𝐩𝐫𝐞𝐬𝐞𝐧𝐭𝐚𝐭𝐢𝐯𝐞𝐬 𝐟𝐫𝐨𝐦 𝟕𝟕 𝐝𝐢𝐬𝐭𝐫𝐢𝐜𝐭𝐬,
  9. 𝟑𝟓+ 𝐩𝐚𝐫𝐭𝐧𝐞𝐫 𝐨𝐫𝐠𝐚𝐧𝐢𝐳𝐚𝐭𝐢𝐨𝐧𝐬 𝐟𝐫𝐨𝐦 𝐠𝐨𝐯𝐞𝐫𝐧𝐦𝐞𝐧𝐭𝐚𝐥, 𝐩𝐫𝐢𝐯𝐚𝐭𝐞 𝐬𝐞𝐜𝐭𝐨𝐫𝐬, 𝐈/𝐍𝐆𝐎, 𝐢𝐧𝐭𝐞𝐫-𝐠𝐨𝐯𝐞𝐫𝐧𝐦𝐞𝐧𝐭𝐚𝐥 𝐨𝐫𝐠𝐚𝐧𝐢𝐳𝐚𝐭𝐢𝐨𝐧𝐬 𝐚𝐧𝐝 𝐲𝐨𝐮𝐭𝐡-𝐟𝐨𝐜𝐮𝐬𝐞𝐝 𝐨𝐫𝐠𝐚𝐧𝐢𝐳𝐚𝐭𝐢𝐨𝐧𝐬,
  10. 𝐑𝐞𝐜𝐨𝐠𝐧𝐢𝐭𝐢𝐨𝐧 𝐨𝐟 𝐝𝐢𝐬𝐭𝐢𝐧𝐠𝐮𝐢𝐬𝐡𝐞𝐝 𝐜𝐡𝐚𝐧𝐠𝐞𝐦𝐚𝐤𝐞𝐫𝐬 𝐰𝐢𝐭𝐡 𝟏𝟎+ 𝐬𝐨𝐜𝐢𝐚𝐥 𝐚𝐰𝐚𝐫𝐝𝐬.
 
 
✔️ Action of Youths in Entrepreneurship
✔️ Action of Youths for SDGs (3,4,5,8,13,16)
✔️ Action of Youths for Media and Digital Literacy
✔️ Action of Youths for Ethical and Transparent Governance
✔️ Action of Youths in Civic Engagement & Election
 

WHO ARE WE: 

Nepal Youth Council (NYC Nepal) is a national-level, legally registered, non-government organization with its network expanded in all 77 districts of Nepal. NYC Nepal focuses on the development of Youth’s personality, Youth entrepreneurship, and leadership skills for the betterment of the country, prioritizing achieving the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). 

Nepal Youth Council (NYC) has been actively working on the thematic areas of Youth for Election, Youth Entrepreneurship, Youth for SDGs, Gender Equality and Social Inclusion, Youth for ICT, and Youth for Environment and Leadership. With the slogan “Youths are the Torchbearers of Change,” NYC Nepal has successfully organized various events on the issue of awareness of the rights and responsibilities of youths including the seven National Youth Conferences held in 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, and 2019 in Kathmandu. NYC 2020 and NYC 2021 were organized virtually due to the COVID pandemic. In addition to that, the “SDGs Festival 2018” in various cities across 7 provinces in association with UNDP Nepal, and Asian Youth Summit 2019 in Kathmandu collaborating with MasterPeace International were also successfully completed. Recently, NYC has also organized a Seed Fund implementation program on “Youth Engagement on Climate Change Initiatives” in the year 2021, where 7 best ideas were selected out of 21 ideas presented from all seven provinces. The selected ideas will be provided with Rs. 50,000 each by Coca-cola Bottlers Nepal (Terai) Limited. 

The NYC Nepal team is leveraging information technology as a tool to continuously motivate youths in the field of tourism, agriculture, youth entrepreneurship, rule of law, and many more.  NYC Nepal not only provides an equal opportunity to every youth for addressing various problems but also provides opportunities to interact with professionals and experts to localize the SDGs focusing on youth empowerment and capacity development. It has already won the trust of donors, supporters, and partner organizations and has been continuously supported by these trustees in many youth engaging programs. NYC Nepal has successfully partnered with the different levels of the Government of Nepal, Inter-Governmental Organizations, International Organizations, Civil Society organizations, I/NGOs, the private sector, academic institutions, various media, community organizations,  and many more.

 

OBJECTIVES OF THE NATIONAL YOUTH CONFERENCE 2022:

📢 To encourage the involvement of Nepali Youths in the decision-making process at all three levels of Government

📢 To focus on the enhancement of youths in the field of leadership, entrepreneurship, media, digital literacy,  good governance, election, civic engagement and youth participation.

📢 To mobilize the youth delegates from 77 districts to plan policies – genuinely beneficial for youths and the nation – and persuade federal, provincial, and local governments to implement plans and policies at the local, federal, and national levels.

 

OUTPUTS OF THE CONFERENCE

📢 7 Provincial Plans of Action focusing on the major workout area of the provinces based on the thematic areas of the conference 

📢 7 dynamic provincial seed-fund plans focusing on any of the five different thematic areas.

Online Form Link: https://bit.ly/38s3xEg

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Organized by

Nepal Youth Council | #NYCNepal

Organized by

MasterPeace NYC Nepal | #MasterPeace

In Collaboration with

WWF Nepal | TGG | #WWFNepal

Abroad Study Partner

Grace International Education | #GraceInternational

Community Partner

Nepali Patro | #NepaliPatro

Education Partner

Edusanjal.com | #Edusanjal

Digital Partner

Khalti Digital Wallet | #Khalt

Online Education Partner

Dursikshya - Transforming Education | #Dursikshya

SMS PARTNER

Sparrow SMS | #Sparrow

Web Partner

Theme Nepal | #ThemeNepal

PARTICIPANTS 

In total, 220 youths representatives from all over Nepal will attend the #Conference. The conference will house 154 youths (one female and one male) from all 77 districts of Nepal. In addition to that, 66 youths (gender-balanced) will be selected from the disabled, Dalits, diverse ethnic groups, minority communities, and LGBTQ community to ensure inclusion. In case a district does not have a balanced representation of a female and a male, efforts will be made to identify at least three alternate candidates to ensure equal representation. 

 

CRITERIA FOR PARTICIPATION IN THE CONFERENCE

📢 Youth of age 18-35 years
📢 Should be involved in social activities in their home district or be involved in some entrepreneurship activity, or be studying in the same district 
📢 Should not be associated with any political party  
📢 Should be able to present at least three evidences of activities that they have conducted for social transformation 

 

REQUIRED DOCUMENTS

📢 Updated CV | Bio-Data.
📢 Recent Passport Size Photo.
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Citizenship Copy.
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Recommendation Letter from Local Government (Proof of their current address must be included, and the participant should have the same temporary and permanent address).
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Recommendation Letter from Local Organization or current academic affiliation or business organizations (Proof of his/her current address must be included and the participant should have the same temporary and permanent address).
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Letter of Interest (Why do you want to participate in the conference? What contribution are you going to make to the conference? How do you plan to implement the lessons learned during the conference? In less than 500 words)

 

Application forms will be made available to interested participants from the Nepal Youth Council’s official website which can be downloaded or filled online. The participants must submit a completed application form by 4th July 2022 to Nepal Youth Council at [email protected].  The instructions for depositing the application fee of Rs. 1,011 will be available on the application form as well as on the website.

📢 Action of Youths in Entrepreneurship

Entrepreneurship refers to the process of creating a new enterprise and bearing any of its risks, with the view of making a profit. The person who creates a new enterprise and embraces every challenge for its development and operation is known as an entrepreneur. According to the Asian Development Bank, Nepal has been estimated to grow at 2.3 percent in the last fiscal year 2020/21 which is below the earlier estimated forecast of 3.1 percent. The entrepreneurs of Nepal come across various challenges to start or move forward despite having innovative ideas. The current scenario of Nepal is extremely conducive for ‘Startups’ as compared to previous years. However, the major challenge that the emerging entrepreneurs face is the lack of proper entrepreneurial education and training, including the lack of knowledge of advanced technology. The challenge further adds to limited financing, less skilled employees, low returns, and inconvenient lending policy of banks.

The conference aims to make youths understand entrepreneurship and help them process their innovative ideas. The conference will also make them familiar with the market scenario of Nepal to encourage them to give a push to their innovative entrepreneurial ideas. With dynamic speakers in the relevant field, participants can connect with them on a personal level and start shaping their market ideas

📢 Action of Youths for SDGs

The Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), also known as the Global Goals, were adopted by the United Nations in 2015 as a universal call to action to end poverty, protect the planet, and ensure that by 2030 all people enjoy peace and prosperity. These universal goals are adopted by all countries to promote prosperity while protecting the planet as well. These goals recognize that ending poverty must go hand-in-hand with strategies that build economic growth and address a range of social needs including education, health, social protection, and job opportunities while tackling climate change and environmental protection.

Sustainable development has been defined as development that meets the needs of the present without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs. Nepal has constantly been advocating for the successful implementation of the SDGs. It requires the cooperation of the government, private sector, civil society, and citizens to achieve the goals of SDG. In Nepal, various organizations have been conducting different projects to achieve particular goals at all levels. NYC is also focused on achieving SDGs, especially SDGs 3, 4, 5 8, 13, and 16.

NYC understands the importance of the role of youths in achieving the SDGs. As youths are the backbone of a nation, it is immensely important for them to be oriented on these goals and their targets. Hence, the conference aims to educate youths on the importance, implementation, and outcomes of the SDGs. Most importantly, the conference aims to focus on educating youths about good health and wellbeing, quality education, gender equality, decent work and economic growth, climate action, peace, justice and strong institutions.

📢 Action of Youths for Media and Digital Literacy

Media is known to be the most powerful source to spread knowledge, information and news from one part of the world to the other. Media educates the people to know about their basic rights and ways of using them. It is also a link between the government and people because all the policies and activities of the government are conveyed through the media.

In a democratic country like Nepal, the media plays a crucial role for all citizens aligning with their right to information. It provides people with the information to be better informed about the various national as well as international issues happening around. It provides criticism as well as initiates debate to ensure that that information is tested and examined from a different point of view. The media has a ubiquitous presence in the lives of contemporary youth. The portrayal of society by the media has shaped the perceptions of the youths to a greater extent rather than exploring themselves. And the information gathered from the media has not always been necessarily true. And it has become harder to segregate authentic information from propaganda and fake information Moreover, in this ever evolving world, having digital access to information as well as being literate digitally is more important than ever. So, concerning the need, NYC’s one of the themes is digital literacy. It means having the skills you need to live, learn, and work in a society where communication and access to information are increasing through digital technologies like internet platforms, social media, and digital devices. Since COVID pandemic, the world has become more digitized. So, digital literacy skills allow youths to find, use and create information online in a productive & useful way. Having an understanding of digital literacy means youths being able to use technology safely and being able to segregate truth from lies. The conference aims to make youths educated and understand their responsibility and input in the media sector, making them digitally literate.

📢 Action of Youths for Ethical and Transparent Governance

Good governance is a broad concept that incorporates the role and interconnection of three different sectors: Government (state actors and institutions), Civil Society (civil alliances and non-governmental organizations), and the Private Sector (households and companies). It is believed that the proper function of governance in terms of political, economic, and administration can create sound development. Rule of Law, participation, public accountability and responsiveness, transparency, equity and inclusion, efficiency, and decentralization are key institutional frameworks for good governance. NYC understands the importance of the role of youths in understanding different principles of good governance, and steps for youths to follow. The conference aims to make youths aware of their accountability in the governance of Nepal and encourage them to strive for corruption-free governance.

📢 Action for Youths in Civic Engagement & Election

Civic engagement or civic participation is any individual or group activity addressing issues of public concern. The involvement of youth in civic engagement projects in Nepal is seen increasing in recent years. It has shown the participation of youths in resolving the issues that have been doing injustices inside the community.

Similarly, in a multiparty democratic country like Nepal, the role of youths has significant importance in the election as well. With the approaching local, federal and provincial level election date, it is important for youths to understand the frameworks of the elections. The conference aims to make youths understand their role in the national and local elections. They will be able to know their rights regarding raising questions to the government regarding various injustices and issues that are rooted in the community. They will also understand the role of youth in free, fairer and credible elections. They will finally be able to understand different parameters of the election.

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