Restless Development Nepal joined hands with UNICEF Country Office and UNFPA in Nepal to hold 10 district level, 5 Regional level and 1 National level Youth and Adolescent consultations on ‘Post 2015’ from the ages of 10 to 24 years. The main objectives of these consultations are to provide the space for the Nepali Youth to discuss their issues, specifically focusing on population dynamics which includes both genders on adolescent sexual reproductive health, traditional harm practices like early marriage and the issues related to them to envisage the world they want after 2015. This is an opportunity for the Nepali youth to create the next development framework to be owned, led and achieved by them.
Towards achieving these objectives, 22 young participants (age ranging from 17 to 24) are given Training of Trainers (ToT) on ‘Youth Consultation for a Post-2015 framework- A Toolkit’, among which 59% are females. The training was held on 18th and 19th of June 2013. These young people are empowered to co-facilitate the discussion and consultation process affecting their lives in district and a national level. This initiative will be a special effort to give these adolescents and youths a ‘seat at the table’ ensuring that the most marginalised peers have a share in the decision making process. The Youth and Adolescent Charter will be developed to add with the Nepal Post MDG report to feed into the Secretary General’s final report. This report will be presented to the Government of Nepal and to the UN Residence Representative in a ‘report dissemination workshop’ to be held in the capital on September 2013.