16 Jan, 2014

First Round of YIDDD-Debates on Key Policy Issues

The Youth Initiative for Debate, Deliberation and Development (YIDDD) is an educational training workshop where a group of 20 youth learn about public policy, research, and problem-solving. After a...

21 Jan, 2014

First Session Ends with Decisions, Optimism

FRIDAY, JANUARY 17, YDF Hall: After two weeks of intense training, reflection, and research, YIDDD Youth Representatives held a public session during which they deliberated on three resolutions relating to...

24 Jan, 2014

Follow-Up Meeting: 1/23/2014

#YouthReps met yesterday @YDF to deliberate on follow up actions from the proposals presented last week. While we’ve set the foundations for a strong team, it’s time to build...

18 Feb, 2014
9 Mar, 2014

Youth Reps at RIM

#‎YouthReps‬ held an informational session for students at the RIM on 6th March, 2014. With the session, we hoped to engage other students in discussion about the general concept of...

27 Jul, 2014


Three YI members visited BBS TV to talk about our organisation. In a 2 hour coverage (in Dzongkha and English), Tshering, Ngawang and Dechen talked about YI’s local actions...

1 Jul, 2015

UN coverage of YIDDD

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7 Jul, 2015

YI visits NA – 2015

Youth Initiative will visit National Assembly tomorrow (July 8 2015) to meet members of the National Parliament. Let us know if you have any questions you’d like us to...

1 Dec, 2015

Youth Initiative Application Form – 2016

Youth Initiative (YI) application form 2016 Here’s a checklist before applying to the YI: Visit the YI website at www.yiddd.org and read through the contents. This includes the about...

26 Dec, 2019

Dates for YI fixed! All systems are a go!

Running successfully into its 7th Year, the dates for YI have been fixed and registration are now open! Unlike the previous years, the weight of this year’s YI is...

16 Jan, 2020

Day one

“What I really like about today is the theme, ‘Youth Voice in Youth Matters’ … I am really happy that we are able to have our say in this...

18 Jan, 2020

Day three

“It was probably the most interactive session that went way beyond the time scheduled and that was an indication towards the interest and importance surrounding the topic” -YI Coordinator’s...

19 Jan, 2020

Brain break

“I feel Youth Initiative should not measure itself necessarily by the number and amount of concrete projects and outcomes delivered at the end of the camp but rather by...

24 Jan, 2020

YI Closing

The closing event gave participants the platform to share their ideas and interact with relevant stakeholders from the government, Civil Society Organizations, implementing partners, funders, educational institutions and media...