Youth Initiative (YI) is a youth organisation working for the capacity development of youths in Nepal. Established in 1999, YI was formally registered with the District Administration Office, Kathmandu in April 2001. Today, YI is one of the leading youth organisations working in the field of youth empowerment, strengthening of student and youth politics, promotion of civic engagement, democratisation and human rights in Nepal. Youth initiative is an initiative by and for young people to develop to their fullest potential and bring about positive change in the societies they live.
Know more about Youth Initiative at www.youthinitiative.org.np
Climate Alliance of Himalayan Communities (CAHC) in a non-profit organisation constituted of community and youth leaders representing varied ethnic communities living in the foothills of the Himalayas. The Alliance carries the authentic voice of Nepal’s mountain communities in the national, regional and global debate on Climate Change and Mountain Development. With the first-hand experience of pains while living in Nepal’s mountains, the members of the Alliance advocate for climate-resilient and inclusive development.
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Kathmandu Living Labs is dedicated to the co-creation and implementation of mobile and internet-based technology solutions to enhance urban resilience and civic engagement in Nepal. Currently, it is focused on Kathmandu Valley. Kathmandu Living Labs harnesses local knowledge, develops open data and promotes civic technologies. It attempts to connect technologies to difficult problems people face in their everyday lives.
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Sano Paila (A Little Step) is a member-based, non-governmental, non-partisan organization working towards community development in the socially marginalized and improvised regions of rural Nepal. Committed to redefining the development sector in Nepal, it takes a bottom-up approach to development. Sano Paila has the track record of diagnosing the most complex problems at grassroot level, conceiving innovative models to solve those problems, and effectively implementing programs by employing diverse and inclusive implementation teams. Named for the idea that it often just takes ‘a little step’ to serve one’s community and induce positive change, the organization was founded by a group of passionate, self-motivated, and dynamic youth in 2006.
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Established in 2009, YUWA is a registered, not- for- profit, purely youth run and led organisation working to promote youth participation through empowerment and advocacy. YUWA was born out of a group of committed youths, unofficially working in this sector since 2005. Since its formal establishment, YUWA has concentrated upon the holistic youth issues and is especially working in 5 thematic issues namely Active Citizenship, HIV and AIDS and SRHR, Environment and Sustainable Development, Economic Initiation and Innovation & G-local Information Access.
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HCI is a youth-driven and solution-oriented Nepali civil society organisation advocating for sustainable and climate-smart development. HCI delivers impact by innovating, incubating and sustaining philanthropic and social-entrepreneurial initiatives to help build inclusion and resilience in Nepali society.
HCI is a legally registered Not-for-Profit Organisation co-founded by fourteen prominent Nepali citizens on March 2011.
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National Planning Commission
National Planning Commission (NPC) is the advisory body for formulating development plans and policies of the country under the directives of the National Development Council (NDC) . It explores and allocates resources for economic development and works as a central agency for monitoring and evaluation of development plans, policies and programmes. Besides, it facilitates the implementation of development policies and programmes.
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National Development Volunteer Service
The National Development Volunteer Service (NDVS) was launched under the National Planning Commission (NPC) in March 2000.
The rationale behind the establishment was generalizing and reviving the spirit of volunteerism among the public in general, and, to identify and utilize the skills and experience of professionals and citizens available as dormant or potential surplus in the country's developmental works, supplement the needs in the human resources requirements of the Districts Development Committees (DDCs) and Village Development Committees (VDCs) encouraging the youth to reach out to the remote parts of the country for service and obtain field experience in the living conditions of rural Nepal and exposure to the realities of the country.
Know more about NDVS at www.ndvs.gov.np