Youth Engagement in Positive Development Activities

During the post-election period in Nepal, when ethnic based identity issues were arising and plenty of youth were getting engaged in activities of violence and conflict, USAID/ Nepal supported the production of seven 5-minute documentaries highlighting the positive role of youth and their contributions to promoting development in their communities. This case study focuses on the organizations like 'Dalit Utthan Kendra' of Bara district and 'Shanti Samaj' of Makwanpur district that mobilized youth in their districts to constructively engage in positive activities benefitting their communities. The youth involved were engaged in identifying, designing and implementing their own programs based on the needs of the community. USAID also supported in airing this program through national television channels conveying the message of positive engagement of youth and their contribution to the peace process.