29 Nov, 2020

Youth Initiative 2020 Closing

“Quite often, when we ask ourselves this important question of how our future will be, there are some who believe that the road ahead will be bright; others are...

30 Oct, 2020

Launching Social Media Advocacy Campaigns

Starting with their 60-second advocacy pitch, the 7th Youth Initiative members have launched their campaigns on various social media platforms so far. After examining the issues from last winter’s review...

27 Sep, 2020

Resilience Amidst a Pandemic: Summer Camp Kicks Off!

Building on the learnings and achievements of the winter camp where 20+ YI participants reviewed the National Youth Policy (NYP), the YI summer camp began this past Sunday with a lot of...

8 Jul, 2020

Research Report Underway: Youth Voice in Youth Matters

The research captures youth engagement model with youth taking the lead. The research captures youth engagement model with youth taking the lead.It will also provide a comprehensive analysis of...

8 Mar, 2020

YI Resource Guidebook Developed!

As the programme evolves and matures over the years, efforts have been made to institutionalise the Youth Initiative’s learnings and outcomes. Further, this time the YI Guidebook was updated...

17 Feb, 2020

Leading the National Youth Policy Review Process

Following a Focus Group Discussion (FGD) training, the Youth Initiative (YI) members led the consultative process for the National Youth Policy (NYP) 2011 review through FGD engaging 11 youth...

15 Feb, 2020

Preparing to Lead Country-wide Youth Consultations

Youth are stepping up the effort to gather more feedback on how Bhutan’s National Youth Policy, drafted in 2011, is making an impact and what needs to change to...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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 Jul, 2015

UN coverage of YIDDD

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27 Jul, 2014

YI on BBS

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...

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...

18 Feb, 2014
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...

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...

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...