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Roundtable on Promoting Youth Volunteerism in India

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MoYAS, UNV India, UNDP and YES BANK organized a roundtable to accelerate the initiative for promoting youth volunteering in India, on 14th March 2017, 4:00 to 6:00 p.m. at the UN Conference Hall, UNDP 55 Lodhi Estate, New Delhi. The roundtable was attended by private sector organisations, civil society organisations, government partners and media,  who have been pursuing activities to promote youth volunteerism. The objectives of the roundtable were as follows:

  • To release Action Plans on implementation of National Youth Policy
    • Action Plan on Social Inclusion: The Action Plan suggests creating safe spaces through youth clubs for socially excluded youth groups (disabled, Scheduled Castes, Scheduled Tribes, women) to articulate identity issues, barriers and constraints with self and the outside without threat and negation.
    • Action Plan on Social Entrepreneurship: The Action Plans suggests enhancing social entrepreneurship through the skill development programme based on needs and interest of youth by developing the youth clubs in each block of every district in India as education, information and incubation hub for promoting social entrepreneurship with at least 25% participants from marginalized communities and at least 25% women.
    • Action Plan on Gender Justice and Equality : The Action Plan suggests creation of student gender champions/youth club composing of student gender officers (proportionate number of LGBTQI members, women and men) who receive comprehensive training from women’s/LGBTQI organisations within schools/colleges/ universities to act as interim points to address grievances and undertake trainings, gender audits of schools and take lead in gender equality and justice activities.
    • Action Plan on Environment Management and Disaster Risk Reduction : The Action Plan suggests engaging youth volunteers during all phases of disaster risk reduction i.e. disaster response, preparedness, recovery, risk mitigation and prevention through youth in community based disaster risk management planning
  • To highlight the contribution and impact of youth volunteering in India through two volunteer stories under UNV/UNDP/MoYAS joint project “Strengthening NYKS and NSS” and a presentation of Action Research on State of Youth Volunteering.
  • To initiate conversations with private sector on their potential engagement in supporting existing youth volunteer infrastructure in India.

Report on Roundtable on Youth Volunteerism in India

  • Report on Roundtable on Youth Volunteerism in India

    UNDP, UNV, MoYAS and YES BANK organized the roundtable to accelerate the initiative. The roundtable was attended by private sector and civil society. These members have been pursuing activities to promote youth volunteerism. The objectives of the roundtable were as follows: - To release Action Plans on implementation of National Youth Policy - To highlight the contribution and impact of youth volunteering in India through two volunteer stories under UNV/UNDP/MoYAS joint project “Strengthening NYKS and NSS” and a presentation of Action Research on State of Youth Volunteering. - To initiate conversations with private sector on their potential engagement in supporting existing youth volunteer infrastructure in India. more 

Action Plans on Implementation of National Youth Policy

  • Promoting Social Inclusion of Excluded Youth Groups Through Volunteering

    Action Plan on Social Inclusion: The Action Plan suggests creating safe spaces through youth clubs for socially excluded youth groups (disabled, Scheduled Castes, Scheduled Tribes, women) to articulate identity issues, barriers and constraints with self and the outside without threat and negation.  

  • Engendering the National Youth Policy

    Action Plan on Gender Justice and Equality : The Action Plan suggests creation of student gender champions/youth club composing of student gender officers (proportionate number of LGBTQI members, women and men) who receive comprehensive training from women’s/LGBTQI organisations within schools/colleges/ universities to act as interim points to address grievances and undertake trainings, gender audits of schools and take lead in gender equality and justice activities.  

  • Engaging Youth Volunteers in Disaster Risk Reduction and Environment Management

    Action Plan on Environment Management and Disaster Risk Reduction : The Action Plan suggests engaging youth volunteers during all phases of disaster risk reduction i.e. disaster response, preparedness, recovery, risk mitigation and prevention through youth in community based disaster risk management planning  

  • Turn the Tide Amplifying Social Entrepreneurship Through Youth Volunteering

    Action Plan on Social Entrepreneurship: The Action Plans suggests enhancing social entrepreneurship through the skill development programme based on needs and interest of youth by developing the youth clubs in each block of every district in India as education, information and incubation hub for promoting social entrepreneurship with at least 25% participants from marginalized communities and at least 25% women.  

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