Young Professional Development Society Nepal (YPDSN)’s advocacy programs elevate public awareness about basic rights and community needs and amplify the voices of marginalized citizens and civil society groups. YPDSN offers a range of training programs, including practical systematic guidance on building successful campaigns, persuasive messaging techniques, and advanced strategy building for issue-specific advocacy campaigns. YPDSN supports diverse local actors—from emerging community activists to more established organizations—and supports small-scale community projects on environmental protection issues as well as high-profile social media campaigns. Advocacy is the effort to change public perceptions and influence policy decisions. Advocates educate about youth an issue and suggest a specific solution. All advocacy involves making a case in favor of a particular issue, using skillful persuasion and strategic action. YPDSN advocacy means actively supporting a cause and trying to get others support.
YPDSN have been conducting a community-based, youth-serving organization may persuade school officials to allow teachers to supervise a peer education program. A club for youth may seek a traditional leader’s approval to use office space in a community building. Several youth club and NGOs may work together to ask that a local clinic adopt policies and procedures that make services more accessible to young people. A group of nongovernmental organizations (NGOs) may collaborate to propose changes to national policies affecting young people, such as ensuring that family life education curricula address reproductive health, persuading health clinics to provide services to unmarried youth, or promoting young women’s improved access to education.
YPDSN equips citizens and organizations with skills and tools to YPDSN effectively tackle pressing social challenges, from youth illiteracy to domestic violence. YPDSN also empowers young people to grow into proactive, informed, and engaged citizens by encouraging self-awareness, critical YPDSN reflection, and community action. From building basic leadership skills through service to sharing best practices on child protection techniques, YPDSN supports its partners and beneficiaries in creating and testing innovative and practical solutions in their communities.
Community Engagement is the process of working collaboratively with and through groups of people affiliated by geographic proximity, special interest, or similar situations to address issues affecting the well-being of those people It is a powerful vehicle for bringing about environmental and behavioral changes that will improve the health of the community and its members It often involves partnerships and coalitions that help mobilize resources and influence systems, change relationships among partners, and serve as catalysts for changing policies, programs, and practices. Engagement is not generally driven by a ‘model’ so much as by a framework of guiding principles, strategies, and approaches. This framework is based on principles that respect the right of all community members to be informed, consulted, involved and empowered. Community engagement employs and range of tools and strategies to ensure success. It also places a premium on fostering and enhancing trust as a critical element in long-term, sustainable engagement and effective governance.