In 2013, the Asian Development Bank's (ADB) NGO and Civil Society Center (NGOC) launched the ADB Youth Initiative. Its main objective is to empower youth of Asia and the Pacific as development partners by mainstreaming the participation of youth in ADB operations. It facilitates increased cooperation among ADB, young people, and youth-led and focused organizations.
The ADB NGOC and the ADB Youth Initiative has partnered with ASSIST and AsianNGO, a non-profit organization that seeks to achieve sustainable transformation while ensuring improvement of social equity, to create publications, and execute initiatives that build the knowledge and capacity of youth in becoming equipped youth development partners.
The partnership initially launched Youth4Asia, which combines a series of online competitions and a digital knowledge platform that will be used to showcase, disseminate and promote youth-led solutions.
SERIES OF ACTIVITIES
A competition where youth groups and organizations who cater for the youth submit their ongoing projects that satisfy the need for the current call. These solutions must have proven results that benefitted the community; must be designed/implemented by the youth; must be implemented in an ADB-member country; must be original and not subject to copyright issues.
Youth4Asia involves the creation of an online portal that captures best practices of youth in the region. The goal of the online portal is to serve as an automated database that will gather and showcase activities for the youth and by the youth in Asia. Information shared in this portal shall allow direct inputs from external groups or individuals registered in the system.
Asian Youth Forum
This forum aims at empowering young participants to learn, contribute, and advocate solutions to issues they face today. It provides a great opportunity for young minds coming from diverse national and international backgrounds to leverage this platform to understand various issues in greater detail.
Citizenship & Governance
Poor governance holds back and distorts the process of development, and has a disproportionate impact on the poorer and weaker sections of society. ADB Youth Initiative through its Youth4ASIA Solution Search on Governance is calling organizations with projects on citizenship, governance and anti-corruption to share their best practices to solve this issue. With the theme: "Youth for Better Governance," this year's fourth call will focus on solutions including, but not limited to, the following components:
- Accountability. Public officials must be accountable or answerable for their actions and responsive to the entity from which their authority is derived.
- Participation. This is the involvement of citizens in governance which include monitoring of government service delivery, planning and budgeting, policy and program development, and the like.
- Predictability. This refers to the institutional process of setting, interpreting and implementing laws and other regulations, all of which require a certain degree of political stability.
- Transparency. Transparency is the availability, accessibility, and clarity of government information that can be used by the public.
Projects can involve the use of technology, conduct of monitoring, government audit, policy research, or capacity building. Projects that support the commitments of the countries to the Open Government Partnership is a plus.
Interested applicants should fill-out the application form and submit it along with the requirements (see mechanics) to email@example.com. The deadline for submission is Sunday, 10 January, 2016 (12:00PM, Manila Time).
WHO CAN JOIN?
*Youth-led organizations or organizations for the youth
Designed or implemented by the youth
Implemented in an ADB-developing member country
Original and should not be subject to copyright issues.
*Youth is defined as individuals between 15-30 years old.
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|By entering this competition, entrants are sharing to ADB the right to use, without restriction, any of the entry material, in whole or part, and in any manner or medium, for promotion and publicity, in-house knowledge work and knowledge publications, and any other not-for-profit means. Entrants agree to the condition of shared ownership with ADB in terms of usage rights, including but not limited to the display, distribution, publishing, transmission, copy, reproduction, or production of derivative works from the project entries. ADB may also divulge the names of the project proponents and of organizations transmitted as part of the entry material. Contact details will remain confidential unless specifically requested or are already available in the public domain.|
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