FAQs

1.What is AYON?
Association of Youth Organizations Nepal (AYON) is a national level first and largest network of youth led organization in Nepal.

2.Why was AYON established?
AYON was established in 2005 by bringing together youth led-organizations with the primary aim to promote youth participation in all aspect of development and governance through policy advocacy and campaign.

3.What does AYON do?
AYON mainly involves in two tasks:

Youth related policy advocacy and campaigning on issues and concerns of youth at national level
Support for capacity building of its member organizations

4.How is the executive board formed?

Every alternate year, the Annual General Meet goes for election. Every member organization has one vote to cast. Each member organization represents their organization at AYON AGM. An individual can’t be a member of the AYON executive committee. If there is more than one nomination for any/all designations, election is held and members for AYON’s board are elected. The tenure for every elected board is two years.

5.How to become a member of AYON?

Only those organizations registered in Social Welfare Council and are led by youth can become member of AYON, not individuals. The details can be obtained via this link The committee from AYON board can recommend new member organizations and they are approved during the annual general meet.

6.Does the membership need to be renewed?

Yes. Every year member organizations need to renew their membership, submitting their annual audit report and nominal renew fees.

7.Does AYON work in collaboration/partnership with organizations beyond its member organizations?
Yes. Since our establishment we have been working in collaboration/partnership with various local, national, international, governmental and non-governmental organizations. We are also open to individuals who have ideas to work on social issues that concerns with young people.

8.Does AYON provide any monetary support to its organizations?
AYON has been supporting its member organization in their capacity building programs for which it has been working with other supporting organizations. While working on local issues we work with our local member organizations and decentralize the recourses as far as possible. However, we do not promise any monetary support from AYON itself.

9.How do I apply if I am interested to volunteer in AYON?
Email your CV with a cover letter mentioning your interest for volunteering at AYON. You will be included in our volunteer database and will be called as per the requirement.

10.Where should I contact if I want to know more about AYON?
Thapathali -11(walkable distance from St. Xaviers’ College)
P.O. Box 24871, Kathmandu, Nepal
Phone: +977-1-4257680,4241460
Email: ayon@ayon.org