Youth policy advocacy
I found the discussion is very lively and insightful . For youth advocacy work, in 2002, I was assigned for a special package program for rural youth and ultra-poor, UNDP/ South Asia Poverty alleviation programme. While I was working on this special package program I was able to cluster the various issues of rural youth and ultra-poor people and suggested for special credit facility with special interest rate and other kind investment package. Finally the local implementing body decided to provide special credit facility and kind investment to the rural youth and Ultra poor members of the community.
In Nepal I was actively involved on Entrepreneurship Development network (EDN) and contributed my thoughts on youth entrepreneurship and skills development. It was a national network and did a lot of advocacy at various issues on private sector development and youth employment .
Beside that while I was working with IEDI/Rural Enterprise assistance programme , SNV and ICCO supported programme; we were able to advocate special youth entrepreneurship programme for conflict affected youth in Nepal
In Zambia case I am not involved directly on such direct campaign on youth advocacy . Al the national level , we have a regular meetings at CEEC office on youth entrepreneurship programme where we use to discuss various youth enterprise related issues to make the program more youth friendly.
Thanks, I note that you have been involved in an advocacy project in Nepal, it will be interesting to understand what worked well and what did not work well in your advocacy strategy so that we can learn from your experience. Any particular message in your advocacy strategy?
I find your contribution very intresting especially the aspect on the Entrepreneuership Development Network(EDN), i am very interested in that. Please can you discuss more about the EDN in Nepal and your advocacy efforts, and also discuss the issues on private sector development and youth employment.
Thanks for sharing