Background:A politically active civil society is critical to the sustainability of any democracy. An informed and active citizenry is the driving force behind a genuine and competitive political process. Because democratic transitions are rooted in people and movements, sustainable democracy programs cannot be delivered in a top-down, one-off, and short-term manner. This three day program will be a platform for exchange of ideas on strengthening democratic processes and building the capacity of young Nepali leaders on key issues concerning Nepal’s democratic transition.
Program Overview: To underline the importance of a strong civil society, a three day intensive residential program will focus on the current democracy and governance issues, challenges and opportunities, affecting the country’s development progress. The program will invite 20 youth from different walks of life. The program’s major objective will be to identify multiplier youth leaders in their respective fields and communities, bring them together in one platform, sharpen their leadership skills, equip and empower them with the tools, ideas, and networks necessary to start taking the initiative to bring about transformational change in their communities.
Goal: The goal is to encourage committed youth and activists in the promotion of democracy to be proactively involved in public affairs; to recognize the core values of human rights, democracy, good governance; to recognize the challenges and opportunities for strengthening the culture of democracy.
Participants: 20 youth between the age group of 18-25 years .
Program Design: The three day program will be broken down into conceptual ideas about democracy, governance, human rights, interaction with prominent figures /youth leaders, cooperative leadership games, debate/discussions, A/V, Individual and group exercises, community service projects.
Date: 27-29 June, 2014
To Apply: Send in your CV at firstname.lastname@example.org by 24 June 2014, 17:00 hrs.
Registration fee: NPR 500 only (all expenses related to travel, food, accommodation and program materials will be covered by the organizer) payable 0nly if you are selected.
For details : call at 4478042 ( from 11 am till 3 pm)