Youth Action Nepal in collaboration with various youth organization has mobilized young peoples for election monitoring on local election 2017 in Nepal.
Youth Action Nepal, as secretariat of election monitoring campaign played key role on monitoring local election with:
Organizational Introduction (Alliances)
Youth Alliance for Election is a non-profit, autonomous and youth led-youth run network/alliance of youth organizations established in 2017. A Network has created with the name “Youth Alliance for Election”. It has organized including Association of Youth Organizations Nepal (AYON) (www.ayon.org) Youth Action Nepal (www.youthaction.org.np) Jagriti Child and Youth concern Nepal (JCYCN) (www.jcycnepal.org.np), 4-H Nepal (www.4hnepal.org.np), HERLIC-Nepal, Emerging power Nepal (www.epon.org.np), Media Action Nepal (www.mediaactionnepal.org) having more than two dozen members in the leading team. The role of leading team is to run campaign through secretariat, AYON.
It acts as an umbrella organization and provides a common platform for collaboration, cooperation, joint actions and collective endeavor among youth organizations in Nepal. It aims to bring Nepali youth organizations inside a single forum to create a strong voice for Nepali youth from local to national level. It gives a platform to the youth organizations, where they have the opportunity to learn from each other’s experiences and take collective actions for carrying out youth led initiatives in Nepal. Youth Alliance for election is engaged in policy advocacy to create moral pressure on the government for designing youth friendly policies and programs during election.
The platform will be enabled and encourage the social, political and economic empowerment of youth in all strata of the society to ensure the seat in the Local Election.
- To establish a connect between youth from diverse backgrounds like politics, social sector, education, sports, industry, media, arts & culture, and students by providing them a platform for deliberations, discussions, debates, and for evolving reciprocal and continuing engagement on all youth centric issues and challenges.
- To create the conducive environment to the entire adult and youth during the election and after the election.
- To strengthen the participation of youth in decision making processes across all segments and levels of society through election.
- To enhance the network between eminent young male and female to enable them to take leadership roles in all sectors.
An election is a formal decision-making process by which a population chooses an individual to hold public office. Elections have been the usual mechanism by which modern representative democracy has operated since the 17th century. Elections may fill offices in the legislature, sometimes in the executive and judiciary, and for regional and local government. This process is also used in many other private and business organizations, from clubs to voluntary associations and corporations. Election is the study of results and other statistics relating especially with a view to predicting future results. With a huge percentage (almost 1.8 million) of first time voters being added to the voters’ list this year, the decisions of these elections will be in the hands of the youth in a big way.