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.
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.
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.
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.
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
AYON envisions a society where youth participate meaningfully for nation-building.
“AYON drives evidence-based advocacy to further the civil, economic and social rights & opportunities for the Young People in Nepal. AYON aims to introduce meaningful change through youth leadership and youth organizations.”