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Young Professional Development Society Nepal (YPDSN)

  • Published on June 11, 2019
Young Professional Development Society Nepal (YPDSN) is a nonprofit and community based organization working on professional development, youth and women empowerment, education and livelihood promotion. YPDSN aspires to improve the living conditions of poor and marginalized peoples by adopting strategies through community initiative, participation and sensitization. It is founded in 2013 and has been working among backward communities in the interior unreached pockets in the coast of Nepal.
Our main aim is to provide youth professional skill, development and learning opportunity for poor and excluded society generation focus to strengthen them. We plan to achieve our aim by developing, testing and delivering evidence-based, feasible and cost-effective interventions related to professional and social development with greater involvement of youth programme, and communities. We support the government initiatives aimed at poverty reduction in line with the Sustainable Development Goals and targets. Strategic and functional areas Youth Empowerment Provides equal opportunities for youth to productively participate in all processes of national development. Enables the youth to realize their full potential. Reflects youth issues in all relevant policies and policy documents. Education and training Accessibility to affordable and quality formal and non-formal education and carrier counselling for youth ensured. Grant special priority to the youths who want to take vocational training and skill-oriented education. Equip the youth with relevant skills for the labour market. Employment Creation Actively promote youth employment at national, provincial, district and constituency levels. Reduce the level of unemployment among the youth by 10 percent annually. Increase the involvement of youth in the main economic growth sectors, e.g. construction, manufacturing, agriculture, tourism and ICT. Health To promote and support youth friendly programmes aimed at responsible sexual behaviour. To establish youth health clubs for creating an easy environment to have discussion on youth health and to conduct coeval education programs. To make arrangements for the availability of a youth health expert on demand from such clubs. To implement awareness programs and provide information about matters like healthy environment for healthy life, healthy food and life style for healthy life, procreative health. To launch awareness programs for protecting adolescent boys and girls against sexual violence likely to occur against them at work place. Environment Promote active participation of the youth in the protection of their environment. Increase innovation in environmental management. Youth and Media Improve access to information for the youth Enhance employment opportunities for the youth in the media sector Arts and Culture Facilitate the promotion of local arts and culture among the youth. Ensure the protection of local arts and culture. We will focus exclusively on the most important development and challenges of our time. Our vision is ambitious, which is nothing less than to reshape the World through the Sustainable development Goals, especially to better the lives of the Youth and Young People globally with 2030 agenda of the United Nations. The event will take place in Nepal in October 2019. We shall discuss further on the preparations. The Summit will be the first major Diplomatic event in Nepal, produced in collaboration and partnership with your Team and the world’s leading development organization and institutions. 1. Youth participants’ capacity enhanced in implementing YPDSN/YESTD at local and global levels 2. Increased commitment of youth participants in fostering global citizenship and human rights 3. Action plans developed by sub-groups for the implementation of follow-up activities 4. Regional youth initiatives identified in cooperation with the YPDSN/YESTD Youth Network

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