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Introduction

Association of Youth Organizations Nepal (AYON), established in 2005, aims to bring youth organizations together to provide a common platform for collaboration, cooperation, joint actions and collective endeavors between youth organizations in Nepal.

AYON is a national network of non-government, non-religious, not-for-profit youth organizations in Nepal. It acts as an umbrella organization of youth organizations. It calls for coordination, network, support and cooperation from the government, non-government, business institutions, civil society and young people for collaborative actions for youth programs and policies.

Governance

Approaches

Association of Youth Organizations Nepal (AYON) implements most of its programs through its member organizations spread across Nepal in 44 districts. Moreover, due to AYON’s link with numerous other Youth Organizations, it carries the capacity to plan and deliver programs across 75 districts. Since our member and partner organizations are based in districts, they have the capacity to execute programs at the community level creating maximum impact. To ensure uncompromising delivery, AYON which is located in Kathmandu carries out Monitoring and Evaluation duties that include field visits and distinct reporting mechanisms.

Partners

Since its inception, AYON has conducted various programmes, projects and campaigns in partnership with various International Organizations, United Nations Agencies, Government Institutions, and Youth Organizations.

 
 
British Council Nepal (2008-2011)
The British Council creates international opportunities for the people of the UK and other countries and builds trust between them worldwide. We call these cultural relations. British Council operates in over 100 countries. We have been working in Nepal since 1959, starting with a Library at Kantipath. We now offer services in 6 cities in Nepal and employ more than 30 staff members.
 
 
International Centre for Integrated Mountain Development (ICIMOD)
Globalisation and climate change have an increasing influence on the stability of fragile mountain ecosystems and the livelihoods of mountain people. ICIMOD aims to assist mountain people to understand these changes, adapt to them, and make the most of new opportunities.
 
 
International Council on Management of Population Programmes (ICOMP)
Since its establishment in 1973, ICOMP has charted a unique path towards strengthening programme capacity and effectiveness with managerial and leadership improvements in numerous developing countries. It promotes South-South cooperation; assists in the development of institutional capacity; accelerates diffusion and upscaling of innovations; and networks professional management resources.
 
 
International Labor Organization (ILO)
The ILO is the international organization responsible for drawing up and overseeing international labor standards. It is the only ‘tripartite’ United Nations agency that brings together representatives of governments, employers, and workers to jointly shape policies and programmes promoting Decent Work for all. This unique arrangement gives the ILO an edge in incorporating ‘real world’ knowledge about employment and work.
 
 
Ministry of Local Development, The Government of Nepal
Ministry of Local Development is one of the ministries of the government with widespread network up to grass-root level (VDCs and Municipalities). As per the main guiding policy (Geeta) of local development, Local Self Governance Act, 1999, this ministry has been placed at the apex of three-tier structural framework and accredited with the role of coordination, cooperation, facilitation and monitoring and evaluation of activities undertaken by local bodies (75 District Development Committees, 58 Municipalities and 3915 Village Development Committees).
 
 
National Planning Commission, Nepal
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.
 
Save the Children
Save the Children is the leading independent organization creating lasting change in the lives of children in need in the United States and around the world. Recognized for our commitment to accountability, innovation, and collaboration, our work takes us into the heart of communities, where we help children and families help themselves.
 
 
Search For Common Ground (SFCG)
Search for Common Ground works to transform the way the world deals with conflict – away from adversarial approaches and towards collaborative problem-solving. We work with local partners to find culturally appropriate means to strengthen societies’ capacity to deal with conflicts constructively: to understand the differences and act on the commonalities.
 
 
The Asia Foundation
The Asia Foundation is a nonprofit, non-governmental organization committed to the development of a peaceful, prosperous, just, and open Asia-Pacific region. The Foundation supports Asian initiatives to improve governance, law, and civil society; women’s empowerment; economic reform and development; sustainable development and the environment; and international relations. Drawing on nearly 60 years of experience in Asia, the Foundation collaborates with private and public partners to support leadership and institutional development, exchanges, and policy research.
 
 
The World Bank
The World Bank is a vital source of financial and technical assistance to developing countries around the world. Our mission is to fight poverty with passion and professionalism for lasting results and to help people help themselves and their environment by providing resources, sharing knowledge, building capacity and forging partnerships in the public and private sectors.
 
 
UNAIDS Nepal
Leveraging the AIDS response, UNAIDS works to build political action and to promote the rights of all people for better results for global health and development. Globally, it sets policy and is the source of HIV-related data. In countries, UNAIDS brings together the resources of the UNAIDS Secretariat and 10 UN system organizations for coordinated and accountable efforts to unite the world against AIDS.
 
 
United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), Nepal
UNDP in Nepal concentrates its efforts for greater impact in the most remote, poor, and/or conflict-affected areas of the mid- and far-western development regions and the Terai, where its rights-based interventions are targeted towards the disadvantaged and vulnerable groups. The UNDP programmes seek opportunities for joint programming with other United Nations organizations and engage in joint planning and monitoring of development activities in selected districts.
 
 
UNESCO Korea
UNESCO works to create the conditions for dialogue among civilizations, cultures, and peoples, based upon respect for commonly shared values. It is through this dialogue that the world can achieve global visions of sustainable development encompassing observance of human rights, mutual respect and the alleviation of poverty, all of which are at the heart of UNESCO’S mission and activities.
 
 
United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA), Nepal
UNFPA’s support to Nepal began in 1971. The current ongoing Sixth Country Programme commenced in 2008 and will end in 2010 to coincide with the Government of Nepal Three Year Interim Plan. Through this programme and in partnership with the Government of Nepal UNFPA will provide a total of US$ 28 million, of which US$ 17 million is from UNFPA’s regular resources and US$ 11 million from multilateral and bilateral government sources. UNFPA works closely with the Government line ministries and UN agencies to contribute to peace-building and national development goals.
 
 
UNFPA Bangladesh
The United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) has been working in partnership with the Government of the People’s Republic of Bangladesh since 1974 through technical advisory services and commodity support. So far, the organization has completed six country programme cycles while it is currently carrying out its seventh country programme (2006- 2010).
 
 
USAID-OTI
The Office of Transition Initiatives (OTI) was therefore created within USAID’s humanitarian bureau in 1994 to provide fast, flexible, short-term assistance to take advantage of windows of opportunity to build democracy and peace. It lays the foundations for long-term development by promoting reconciliation, jumpstarting economies and helping stable democracy take hold.

Representation

APLF/UNAIDS

Asia Pacific Leadership Forum, coordinated by UNAIDS, is an initiative against HIV/AIDS. It supports and strengthens political and civil society leaders at country, sub-regional and regional levels to take action to reduce the spread and impact of the AIDS epidemic in the Asia Pacific region.

AP Youth Net

Asia-Pacific Knowledge Network on Youth Employment (AP Youth Net) is a community practice that aims to bring together people who share a passion for the subject and committed to learning how to better address the issues. It serves as a bridge to connect constituents active in youth employment policy and program design to share technical capabilities, advice, and partnerships in countries and across the Asia-Pacific region.

MEDEP

AYON is a member of Project Advisory Board of UNDP project, Micro-Enterprise Development Programme. The Micro-Enterprise Development Programme is a multi-lateral donor-funded poverty reduction initiative supported by the Ministry of Industry (Nepal Government) and the United Nations Development Programme in Nepal since 1998. To support Nepal’s poverty reduction efforts, the Micro-Enterprise Development Programme has been identifying the poorest of the poor. The programme has been working with poor people, especially women, Indigenous Nationalities, Dalit, Muslim, Other Madhesi groups and involving them in micro-enterprises.

National Youth Policy Task Force of Ministry of Youth and Sports (MOYS)

This task force was formed to formulate the ‘National Youth Policy 2066’.

Local Economy Development Initiatives (Secretariat)

It is an integrated economic development programme of Ministry of Local Development, owned by Ministry of Finance and supported by ILO International.

UN Youth Advisory Panel

It brings together youth leaders from diverse sectors to advise UN agencies on Youth participation and issues.

National Election Monitoring Alliance (NEMA)

AYON is on the steering committee of NEMA, Visioning New Nepal: Nepal in our lifetime and many other national and global networks

Objectives

  1. To bring together nationwide spread youth organizations and movements to foster cooperation, dialogue, network and collaboration for youth empowerment and development.
  2. To act as an umbrella organization representing different youth organizations working in Nepal.
  3. To advocate, lobby and facilitate mainstreaming of youth issues in the National Agenda.
  4. To organize capacity building programs, training and workshops to strengthen the network and its member organizations.
  5. To serve as a consulting and advisory body to the government agencies and relevant stakeholders regarding youth issues nationwide.
  6. To organize various youth-based programs having national and international significance.
  7. To represent Nepalese youth in international policy/decision making bodies, associations, conferences and various forums.
  8. To build network and alliance with international youth organizations and networks in order to foster youth development.