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th

November, 2009



DFID



CSO

WORKING
G
ROUP

[S
HARING AND LEARNING
NETWORK
:

IV
]

"H
OW HAVE YOUNG PEOPLE

BEEN INVOLVED IN INF
LUENCING THE NEW POL
ITICAL

PROCESS
ES

IN A POSITIVE WAY
(
I
.
E
.

IN RELATION TO VOTER
S


REGISTRATION
,

CONSTITUTION BUILDIN
G
,

INFLUENCING POLICIES
)?

W
HAT CAN WE LEARN
?"


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Synopsis and Workshop Methodology


The workshop was moderated by Ms. Sarah Huxley
, Project Manager, Youth Guidance Project
(hereafter referred to as YGP) and
Mr.
Samrat Katwal, Proj
ect Officer.

Following the welcome remarks, part
icipants introduced themselves and a brief introduction to
the YGP and Sharing and Learning Network (hereafter referred to as SLN) was carried out.

A presentation on

"
Youth Participation in
a
Voters Awareness Campaign during the
Constitution Assembly
Elect
ions"

was made by
Mr. Deependra Tamang
,

Executive Director,
Alliance for Peace (hereafter referred to as
AfP
) and Mr. Prakash Bastola, Program Manager,
AFP
. They
highlighted
the importance of youth

participation

in creating awareness during
Constituent Ass
embly elections

2007
-
8 in Nepal
. This campaign was carried

out with financial
support from

The Embassy of Finland, Kathmandu, Nepal.

The methodology of the workshop was shared, and the participants were informed that they will
be divided into two groups
to

provide inputs to the following
:



What initiatives (programmes) have donors, CSOs, government Ministries been
implementing in order to engage youth in influencing the political process? How have youth
been involved in the process? How has engaging youth a
ffected outcomes?




What successes & challenges have we faced whilst working with youth on political
processes?




What lessons have we learnt whilst involving youth in political processes i.e. solutions to
challenges?


Following the group work, the
two

grou
ps made
their

presentation
s
. After
which, a
brainstorming
session

on
common learning’s and guiding principles were developed.

The final review session given by YGP, focused
on the
process involved to develop
the
Youth
Companion Guide.

The different compo
nents of the guide were also shared
;
participants
discussed

the

components and

p
rovide
d

feedback for improvements



particularly focusing on
case study structure
.
Moreover, the participants were asked to give their inputs on how the guide
can be used and i
n what

areas the participant's organis
ation
s may be

interested to
work

on after
April, 2010.
The workshop ended by thanking all the participants and informing the participants
that they might be contacted
as part of

the

evaluation
process of YGP

in Decembe
r.

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List of Acronyms


AfP
: Alliance For Peace

DFID
:

Department for International Development

CSO: Civil Society Organisation

GTZ
:

Germa
n Technical C
ooperation

NYCP
: Nation Wide Youth Pressure Campaign for Constitution Building

SLN
: Sharing and Learning Net
work

SPW
: Student
s

Partnership Worldwide

UNFPA
: United Nations Population Fund

UNICEF:

United Nation
Children's

Fund

YGP:

Youth Guidance Project

YI:

Youth Initiative

YOAC
: Youth Action Ne
pal


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Summary of the workshop


Sharing and Learning IV aimed

to unpac
k

how youth are positively participating to
ward influencing

political process
es since the Peace Agreement in 2006 in Nepal. The second part f the session was

a mini
review of the draft guide
.

The workshop was able to identify
positive

role
s for youth in su
pporting

in
supporting the
political processes

in Nepal
. Of which some examples included influencing major political
parties to include more young candidates
, as well as a

voter’s awareness
campaign
by young people
,
and for young people

in 30 districts.
Mo
reover the workshop was successful in developing comm
on
learning’
s which would

help
interested
organis
ations
to invest in youth.

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5

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Participant's list


S.No

Name

Organization

Email

1

Narayan P. Adhikari

Youth Initiative

narayan@youth.org.np

2

Gopal Biraji

DFID Nepal

gb.nepali@dfid.gov.uk

3

Dipendra Tamang

AfP

Nepal

dipendra@
AfP
nepal.org

4

Prakash Bastola

AfP

Nepal

prakash@
AfP
nepal.org

5

Dovan Lawoti

UNICEF

dlawoti@unicef.org

6

Shiho Tobita

UNFPA

tobita@unfpa.org

7

Basanti Pariyar

DFID Nepal

b.pariyar@dfid.gov.uk

8

Poonam Gurung

GTZ

Prajna_grg@yahoo.com

9

Punya Bhandari

Youth Action Nepal

punya@youthaction.org.np

10

Anjali S. Pradhan

UNICEF Nepal

apradhan@unicef.org

11

Sarah Huxley

YGP

youthguidanceproject@spw.org

12

Shalini Tripathi

SPW

fpmanager@spwnepal.org.np


13

Samrat Katwal

YGP

samrat@ygproject.org



Overall Co
-
ordination/ Facilitation

Mr. Samrat Katwal

Rapporteur

Ms. Anjana Luitel

The invitees from

the following
o
rganiz
ation
s

regretted their absence:

World Bank. EU, Search for Common Ground, Save the children



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Program Schedule


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Contents

Synopsis and Workshop Methodology

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2

List of Acronyms

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3

Summary of the workshop

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4

Participant's list

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5

Program Schedule

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6

Workshop introduction and welcome remarks

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8

Presentation on Youth participation in voters' awareness campaign during the Constitution Assembly
elections by AfP

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9

Group Discussion

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12

Common Learning's and Guiding Principles

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17

Overview o
f YGP Process

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18

Next Steps

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21

Annex:

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Workshop introduction and welcome remarks


The works
hop commenced by welcoming the participants by Ms. Shalini Tripathi,

Director,
SPW followed by thanking DFID (hereafter referred to as DFID)

for providing the space for
Sharing and

Learning Network
IV.
Participa
nts introduced themselves and Mr
. S
amrat Katw
al,
Project Officer, Youth Guidance Project (hereafter referred to as YGP)

briefly described the aims
of
the
workshop and YGP
along with description

about the guide
.

1.

T
he aims and expected

output of the workshop:

The following aims and expected output
s

of t
he program were
shared:

Aims:



To conduct the fourth & final YGP SLN



To hold a mini review of parts of the draft Guide

Expected Outputs:



Initiatives by donors, CSOs, government agencies on youth engagement in influencing
the political process, their outcom
es and the process of youth involvement



The successes and challenges faced whilst working with youth on political process



Lessons learnt through working with youth
i.e.

solutions to challenges


2.


Parts of the guide

The three main

parts of the guid
e were als
o shared
:

2.1.1

Rationale for working and for youth

2.1.2

Generic resources and case studies on youth policy and programm
ing

2.1.3

Process of producing guide


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Presentation on
Youth participation in
voters'

awareness campaign
during the Constitution Assembly elections

by
A
fP



Introduction


Mr. Deependr
a Tamang, Executive Director,
AfP

and Mr. Prak
ash Bastola, Program Manager,
AfP

presented on
Youth Participation in voters' awareness campaign during the Constitution
Assembly elections

with support from the Embassy of Finlan
d, Kathmandu, Nepal
.
It was shared
that involving youth in
voters'

education was innovative and

entertaining, as well as it having a
national coverage
.

The
youth
leading this process decided that
no
party specific
messa
ge
s

would
be imparted.
This campaign
was led by youth and focused on
educating
youth.

The materials
used for this campaign
were

pocket size book
lets, flyers, posters and jingles
.

Implementation Process




Publication and Dissemination of Youth User
-
Friendly Vo
ter’s Guide, flyers and
Posters



Pr
oduction and Broadcasting of Publi
c Service Announcements (PSA’s)



Creation of websites

(www.blogyourvote.org)
, email groups, blogs,

and opinion poll
section



Cond
ucting

of Youth
Voter Outreach Mobile Campaign



Cond
ucting

of Regional Voter Education Campaign
s; and



Cond
ucting

of a National Youth Campaign

to outreach student and youths


Youth Participation

Information related to elections was made available & accessible to all
youth through:



Public Service Announcements (PSA’s), district forums, & an informatio
nal web site



Students and youth were informed about their rights & encouraged to question the
candid
ates for the elections



Dissemination & cam
paigning
mostly
by
college going youth



Campaign personnel selected by criteria and provided with trainings on el
ectoral
systems and public campaigning skills



Target youth group (18
-

35 years)


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Outcomes




Increased the level of awareness among students/youth about CA elections and its
processes



Sensitized youth on vot
ers rights, duties and
obligations as c
oncerned c
itizens of the
State



Coverage: Target group: 30 districts through direct outreach programs; 80% of total
youth population through media coverage
(Broadcasting

PSA through 20 Community
FMs and 2 National Radio.)


Key learning's




The use of an innovative m
obile campaign was an effective and an advantageous
mechanism in disseminating information to a wide range of people in a short period
of time



Use of community radios to broadcast public service announcements in local
languages proved very effective



Sample

ballet demonstrations would have been more useful for educating young
peo
ple on the procedures of voting



Posters and pamphlets were ef
fective for non
-

literate youth



The process actively involved community members in electoral activities, and the
campaign

offered leadership training

and experience



Organized

candidate question & answer sessions



part of the education of young
people



Conducted follow up

electoral observation



this was necessary



Learning with peers can reinforce lessons, increase accountabi
lity, and
minim
is
e

isolation amongst youth


Discussion on presentation

The participants raised various queries on youth involvement and the follow up mechanism.
It
was informed

that working with youth organis
ation
s

and politically affiliated youth and youn
g
CA mem
bers still continues: y
oung CA members have formed a caucus to advocate for youth
rights in
the
upcoming constitution of Nepal.
Moreover, the difference in outcomes while
involving adult and youth were highlighted
. M
any resources were put into
the
CA election
s

by
various agencies
, and so

it has been difficult to measure the level of impact made by either youth
or adult
s
, but it can be said that the outcomes were the result of
a
cum
ulative effort. It was also
acknowledged that
spontaneity is lacking
in adult group
s, where as
youth group
s

are easy to
m
otivate and

kick off interest immediately. Participants were curious about whether the
campaign was able to accommodate adult group
s

or not?

Referring to the query, the group
was
informed

that
youth not o
nly tend to discuss with their peers
,

but also with their seniors at hom
e.
Therefore, although
the direct beneficiaries were youth, ad
ult also benefited

indirectly.
It was
shared that

youth were also able to inform about
voting rights
in the cantonment cam
p
s
-

full of
armed personnel. Queries were raised regarding
the influence of

youth issues in
the
CA. It was
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informed that regular trainings on leadership and oratory skills have been provided to the young
CA members

and though youth affiliated to different

parties have different ideologies
, many
have
realiz
ed

that som
e

youth issues are cross
-
cutting and they are eager to go against party whip
to
support those issues.

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Group Discussion


The participant's were
then
divided into two groups.

The first group com
prised of the
representatives from
UNICEF, YOAC,

GTZ Cooperation, DFID Nepal,
AfP
, SPW and the
second group comprised of
the representatives from SPW,
Youth Initiative, UNFPA, DFID, an
d
AfP
.


The participants discussed

the following
questions:




What initia
tives (program
s
) have donors, CSOs, government Ministries been implementing
in order to engage youth in influencing the political process? How have youth been involved
in the process? How has engaging youth affected outcomes?



What challenges/successes have

we faced whilst working with youth on political processes?



What lessons have we learnt whilst involving youth in political processes i.e. solutions to
challenges?


The following table summa
ris
es the discussion of Group
1:


What
initiatives have donors
I/N
GOs,
Gov
ernment

been
implementing to engage
youth in political
processes?

What is the process of
engagement?

How have youth affected
outcomes?

Y
outh consultation on
draft
Youth Policy (still in draft
format)
,
with
task force
and
young people

P
olicy draft
s

were provided
prior to the consultation,
young people were powerful
in stating their issues and
areas to be covered by the
policy, format

of the policy

was also questioned, young
people had strong voice
regard
ing the age range


T
ask force
has
had to go
for a
further round of discussion
s
,
engaging young people from
grass root level with concrete
steps to develop policy
. The
draft policy was submitted to
Ministry of Youth June 2009.

Youth were part of CA
election monitoring team and
were involved in
regio
nal
consultation regarding youth
policy
.


Youth involved in monitoring
and advocacy

Developm
ent organis
ations
have started to partner with
young people


E
lection was
relatively
fair:

during, before and after the
election, injuries were less,
directly invol
ved

young

peer
s

and community people.


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Young people's
contribution
has been acknowledged

Working with children and
young people

-

UNICEF


Children were invited to
consultation
s

and their issues
were recommended to the
experts. Consortium carried
out the
consultation and
recommended in the
documented form

"Experts submission to CA"



in draft Constitution
Children’s rights have been
directly acknowledged.


Commitment from political
parties on rights of children
and young people; in the form
of code of con
duct for
children and

young people.


C
ross party meetings with
young people to discuss on
youth issues to enhance youth
participation, capacity
building
,

trainings on
democracy, young political
women's capacity building,

youth peace dialogue
,

mapping you
th's issues


youth survey

issues of youth identified

lot of young politicians are
advocating on youth rights;

Dialogue and

sharing culture
amongst

young politicians



several young people in the
CA at present.


W
hile designing programs
youth are consulted


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What have been the
success
es?

T
he challenges
?

Lessons learned (proposed
solutions to the challenges)

A
cknowled
ging
young
people's contribution, young
people's level of involvem
ent.
In addition

you
ng people have
learnt to organize themselves

Many adul
ts in this society
still don’t believe that youth
ca渠nhange

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a湤ny潵瑨




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The following table summa
ris
es the discussion of Group
2:




What initiat
ives have donors
I/NGOs, Government been
implementing to engage
youth in political processes

What is the process of
engagement

How have youth affected
outcomes?

Youth Score Card



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灡牴y

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湴敲業
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灯汩cy

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meace

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by 瑨潳攠畮摥爠㌰P
-

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灥潰汥

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s
ⰠI
-
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gn p瑲t瑥gy 睩瑨wm潬o瑩ca氠
灡牴楥s


瑥t

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桡ve 灬pye搠a渠
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a摶潣a瑩湧 景f
yo畮g⁰ 潰oe
’s rights

C潭o楴瑥搠潰t湬y


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浯癥浥湴



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s

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湯眠
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s

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乥眠wepal



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What
have been the
successes?


What were

the challenges
?

Lessons learned (proposed
solutions to the challenges)

Influence of m
other
organis
ation
s i.e. HQ

N/A

Dem
ocratis
e student and
youth party

Lack of resources

Balanced relation

Mock CA : mixed group in
workshops

Political watchdog

Politic
ians
don
'
t acknowledge
youth contribution

Work with different party

Different agencies should be
giving the
same
message
s

Collaboration

NYPC, AYON, SCFG, YI,
YA, Y.M
ag (Youth Magazine)

Larger collaboration between
youth and adult
s

C
ollaboration effort for

policy
change

Individual can't stay neutral

Institutionalization of students
wing

N/A

Nepal's political process

N/A

N/A

Use of media to influence
policy

Like Maha Jodi (promoting
social messages)

N/A

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Common Learning's and Guiding Principl
es


The following were common learning's and guiding principles from
SLN IV:


Common Learning's



Demonstration and violence is not the
only
solution
to political change. Youth
participation in violent political demonstrations gives a detrimental message.



D
ocumenting best practices i
s
important.



Campaigns need to be more collaborative.



Youth need to be more strategic in identifying and partnering with key allies.



The
delivery

of “legal friendly”
documents

can be helpfu
l in incorporating issues in
to
the new
constitution, instead to providing a
‘proj
ect report’(based on UNICEF’s
experience)



There is a need to bring child clubs and youth clubs together. They should be
supporting and informing each other.


Guiding Principles



Resource is not constraint but
inform
ation on the availability of resource is.



It is important to create a network among the parliamentarians passionate about role
of young people and

to be in contact with organis
ations having resources
.


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Overview of YGP
Process


Ms. Sarah Huxley highlighted

the aims of
the
review and the anticipated outputs of the Youth
Guidance Pr
oject.
The
aim of the review was to
review the generic case study structure

and to
discuss
about the future steps after
the
end of the project in April 2010
.

It was shared that the

Youth Guidance Project
will have been an
18 months project
,

which
was
initiated

i
n November

2008

considering youth as beneficiaries, partners and leaders
.
The following are the d
ifferent
phases of the project
:



Phase One: Conceptual Scoping & outreach to p
artners (Nov 08
-

Jan 09)



Phase Two: Development of the Guide structure (Feb
-

Apr 09)



Phase Three: Implementation of SLNs & building draft Guide with 2 Country
Offices (May 09


Dec 09)



Phase Four: Small Process Evaluation (Dec 09)



Phase Five: Revisio
n of Guide (Nov 09
-

Feb 10)



Phase Six: On line launch (M
ar 10)

-

dependent on G
eneral
E
lection



Discussion


The

group discussed at length
about

the
structure of the
case studies and replication page of the
guide.
The
y
suggested their
ideas on next step
s

to implement the case studies of the guide and
the areas that the
ir organization may

be interested to work in
the
future
.


It was suggested that the title of the case studies should be attention grabbing and should add
value to t
he work. Likewise, it was
stated

that in the replication page, successes achieved should
be given priority and

less focus on the challenges
. Some words like strategies and lessons learnt
are to be unpacked and words like
"Key factors that led to success or building blocks
" are to b
e
used in order to avoid confusion in the reader's mind.
Moreover, the targeted group of this guide
and the beneficiaries are to be highlighted.
The general suggestions made by the group in terms
of the case studies and replication page were as
follows:



Th
e title
s

should be able to hold the attention of the reader



The problem tackled by the case
study page
and achieved success
es should
be made more
prominent



Use of
photographs or any other kind of visual
attraction
can have more impact



Should highlight or p
oint out the possibility of influencing policies in the long term
.



The case study should be able to reflect the impact and add
ed

value to the work
.

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Following the discussion, the participants were asked to
give their opinion in the following
areas:



What ar
e the next steps needed in order to ensure uptake of the Guide and
implementation of case study examples?




What area would your organisation possibly be interested in
implementing/working on?


Different

ideas were suggested by the participants on the next

step to implemen
t the case studies
of the guide. The focus of all the participants to implement the guide was through its wider
coverage via different means of dissemination em
phasizing a

media strategy. Likewise,
participants put forwarded their views ab
out making it accessible to public and taking feed
back
on it for further improvement.

It was mentioned

that young people are to be involved not only in
implementation
,

but from
the planning stages

and discussing about the guide in the network and

within a
range of organis
ation
s would be beneficial
.
Keeping the guide as one standing agenda of
future SLN or hold
ing SLN every 2 months

and try
ing

to collaborate with two new donors along
with discussing the guide with governm
ent agencies was

also suggested.

More
over, it was stated
that the guide can be used for peer learning and engaging youth in constructive activities. The
possibility of adapting the
guide

for child
ren was also suggested (Save/UNICEF)
.


The following ideas were suggested by the participant
'
s
th
at the
ir

organization would be
interested

to work o
n
in the
future:


Organization

Areas of interest


Youth Initiative



Youth Fellowships



Youth led advocacy, evaluation



Political participation

Alliance For Peace



Youth led advocacy



National indicators for y
outh



National Youth Policy



Peer Education

UNFPA



Mainstreaming SRH into education
sector

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Peer Education



Youth led advocacy



Institutional Audit

UNICEF



Youth as researchers, evaluators



National need assessment



PRSP planning



Institutional Audit

SPW



Formatio
n of Youth Boards



Youth as researchers, evaluators



National Development plan



National Youth Policy



National Mapping



PRSP planning



SRH



Peer education

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Next Steps


All the participants were thanked by Ms. Sarah Huxley

for their valuable inputs into all fou
r
SLN
s
.
The
participants

were asked to contact Ms. Sarah Huxley if they have any questions
regarding YGP and SLN. Likewise, the participants were informed that they might be contacted
by the evaluator from 7
-
20
th

Decem
ber, 2009
.
The guide will be formally
launched
online
in
M
arch, 2010. SPW Nepal will continue to run
SLN
s

in collaboration with d
ifferent organisations
from next year, with the aim of bringing together all the organizations currently working with
and for youth.

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Annex
:

photos


Ms. Shalini Trip
athi, Country Director, SPW welcoming the participants



Mr. Deependr
a Tamang, Executive Director, AfP

presenting on
Youth participation
in voters awareness campaign during the Constitution Assembly elections




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Mr. Punya Bhandari, Youth Action Nepal,
presenting the outcomes of the
discussion with the participants




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Participants jotting down their views about next steps to be taken after the launch of
the guide





Presentation of Participants view
s on next steps