If one were to look for the fruits of YI, 2020 has been THE year to materialize and embody the vision of ‘youth inclusion within policy-making’; This year, YI got invited to partner with the Department of Youth & Sports (DYS, MoE) and UNICEF, not only to review the National Youth Policy (NYP) after nine years since it was first drafted, but also to take the lead on expanding the reach of youth consultations with other young citizens of Bhutan.

During the winter of 2020, 24 youths received training on reviewing policies and then were tasked with the review of the NYP 2011 document. Following that, 18 YI members continued further with trainings on leading Focus Group Discussions (FGD) and then facilitated consultations with 114 youth (targeted group) from all over Bhutan. The entire process has been documented here and a research report is underway.