YESTD is legal framework to support non-formal learning activities for young people. It’s aims to respond at Nepal to the needs of young people from different aspects. It has been adopted after wide consultation with the different stakeholders in the youth field. It supports the new youth policy and framework in the youth field, which outlines a cross-sectoral approach to youth issues with a view not only to creating more and equal opportunities for all young people in education and in the lab

Implemented in

  • Asia / Pacific
  • Nepal

Sectors of activity
Culture and recreation, Education, Tourism

Type of initiative
Capacity Building & Implementation, Education & Awareness Raising, Financial Instruments & Investments

Type of lead actor
Civil society

150000 US$

Start date

Shared by

Ashit B K

Co-Founder and CEO

Youth Entrepreneurship and Tourism for Social Development (YESTD)

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Investment in non-formal learning, leading to increased capacity innovation and creativity in young people in ways relevant to employ ability. The value of innovative forms of learning and argues strongly for recognition to be developed for non-formal skills. The potential of non-formal learning in contributing to young peoples’ learning is recognized at an international level.


To inspire, empower and promote a new generation of entrepreneurs by providing the skills, knowledge and resource need to for business and individual development, there by contributing to national development. YESTD will provide guidance and training for youth workers across Nepal on how to use ICT tools and digital methods to better deliver basic skills youth education. This will be done through an integrative approach in collecting, sharing and disseminating innovative and inclusive teaching and learning practices using ICT tools and digital methods.

Impact and Results

Young people have the skills, knowledge and opportunities to make informed choices about their lives, are at the heart of designing, managing and evaluating youth work policy and practice and can make a meaningful contribution within public and political decision-making processes; high quality youth work is inclusively and effectively delivered to facilitate the personal and social development of young people within a supportive public policy framework. Youth work may engage in all aspects of a young person’s development – personal, social, educational, political, cultural, spiritual, physical, and vocational;


Next steps and how to get involved

It is necessary to ensure participation of the common youth in the areas of economic, political, social and cultural development. Youth leadership can be established by bringing about economic and social transformation through youth’s participation, collaboration and leadership. In a country like Nepal having level wise structures and diversities, it is necessary to promote the culture of youth’s participation and collaboration. In order to push forward Nepal on the multi dimensional world stage emerging in the 20th century, active international participation and collaboration of the young generation is essential. It lays emphasis on youth’s participation and collaboration through democratic values, norms and procedures. Therefore, it appeals to those who are interested can get involved.

We strive to change the mindsets of young people, so they believe in themselves and what they can accomplish. Across Nepal, we look to the implementation of this strategy to underpin delivery of the Youth engagement and progression framework and in so doing to support a more consistent and integrated offer to young people.

Excellent programs must be based on clearly articulated values and a philosophy which reflects those values. This model is based on valuing and promoting growth and learning, collaboration, inclusivity, diversity, openness, creativity, flexibility, innovation, and harmony. It also uses a systems approach which defines leadership as a complex system involving the skills, abilities, and knowledge of the leader”, the skills, abilities, and knowledge of the followers“ and the context in which all interact. This means that each member of a group has both the potential and responsibility to be a leader“ contributing her/his unique skills, perspectives, and ideas to make the group effective.