Civil Society Grant Facility

Posted On: November 7th, 2022

Name of CSO Youth Advocacy Network Bhutan
Amount 780,000
Duration 12 Months
Dzongkhag Sarpang

Objectives of the project

  • To advocate for meaningful youth participation through advocacy dialogue and educational deliberation for LG leaders and local youth representatives in ten pilot Gewogs.
  • To identify actions to promote young people’s right to participate in public affairs, civic processes, platforms, and policy-making, at all local levels.

Target groups/ final beneficiaries    

  • Local government leaders, adults, youths, and communities.

Estimated results

  • LG leaders, adults, and youths can understand, appreciate and acknowledge the value of meaningful youth participation in the local plans and policies and practice inclusivity.
  • Youths and the community are aware of the young people’s right to participate and develop a local system/mechanism for youths’ representatives to participate in public matters of the Gewog.

Main activities

  • Partnership meetings and Consultation with stakeholders.
  • Consult with experts and institutions to discuss advocacy material and resources.
  • Develop the module and contents for advocacy dialogue for youths and community leaders.
  • Conduct Advocacy dialogue and educational deliberation in ten gewogs.
  • Understanding our community: A case study-based engagement.
  • Audiovisual and reports.
  • Consultation and partnership meetings.
  • Program and engagement framework development.
  • Local level discourse on youth policy.
  • Local youth engagement action plan.
  • Panel discussion on youth participation in local governance.
  • Taking Action: A critical reflection on barriers to youth participation in the decision-making/policy process.
  • Audiovisual and reports.