Nepal: National Youth Conference 2019
With the slogan “Youths are the torch-bearer of change”, Nepal Youth Council has been actively working in youth focused areas since the last seven years. Like in previous years, Nepal Youth Council organized the National Youth Conference 2019, titled “Youth Entrepreneurship for Prosperous Nation: SDGs in Equal Inclusion”, for the occasion of the International Youth Day, on 12 August 2019.
To read a story about the National Youth conference of last year, click here
The conference hosted more than 200 participants out of which 154 participants were representing the 154 local governments of Nepal (2 representatives from 77 districts) and 50 participants were representing various communities including minorities, disabled, LGBTIQ+, etc. The conference ensured the inclusion and female participation of over 50% in participants and speakers. Like all previous editions of the conference, the participants were aged between 18 and 30. All participants were recommended by the local government of origin. During the conference, all provinces also displayed their culture, art, touristic attractions, food and lifestyle.
This year Nepal Youth Council, in partnership with Nabil Bank, allocated funds to carry out a local project in all 77 districts of the country. In particular, in occasion of the World Tourism Day (27 September), a sanitation program with the active involvement of at least 100 youths will be carried out in each district of the country, in particular natural or cultural heritage areas of interest. The project aims at promoting Inbound & Outbound Tourism and plays an important role in sustaining the success of the Visit Nepal 2020 campaign. The project will be carried out with the active involvement of local governments.
Nepal Youth Council has been actively working for the last eight years in the areas of Youth Leadership, Entrepreneurship, Youth for Environment, Youth for ICT, Personality Development, and Sustainable Development Goals with an aim of bringing youths in the mainstream of local, social, and economic in all seven provinces of the country. The National Youth Conference 2019 is the seventh conference contributing to this progressive and proactive aim.
This year, one male and one female participant from all 77 districts of Nepal participated at the conference in Katmandu. The major thematic areas of the conference were
• Tourism (Visit Nepal 2020)
• 50/50 (Gender Equality)
• Sustainable Development Goals (in particular 3, 4, 5, 8, 13 and 16)
• Youth Leadership
• Youth Entrepreneurship