youth ke bol

Youth Ke Bol is a pan-India, diverse and representative 1 million-strong youth-led coalition. Dasra, in partnership with UNICEF YuWaah, Restless Development and Yuvaa, is facilitating the creation of Youth Ke Bol.

Youth Advisory Group

The Advisory Group is a representative set of young leaders from across India who advise on the mandate and strategy of Youth Ke Bol. As part of Youth Ke Bol’s engagement strategy to incorporate the voices of young people and build partnerships with them as critical stakeholders for change making, the group will work towards advancing access to contraception.

Jay Prakash

Jay Prakash is currently pursuing Masters of social work from Patna University. He has been working in the development sector for last four years in various local and national organisation. He was associated with Restless Development as a youth Accountability Advocate on youth-led accountability programme for SDG 5 & FP2020, where he worked to understand young people's knowledge, attitude & practice toward sexual and reproductive health, information & services. Along with his network of changemakers, he has documented the voices & lived experiences of 500+ young people in the community. He leads various campaigns and awareness events for youth related issues.

Manish Mitawa

Manish Mitawa (Saini) lives in Viratnagar, Jaipur, Rajasthan. He has completed his Post Graduation in Economics from Rajasthan University and is currently pursuing Masters of Social Work from Open Kota University, Jaipur. From Green Village Development Projects to strengthening women empowerment, working on human rights and establishing dimensions of Low Carbon Technology, he has had the opportunity to work on many social issues. He reached out to 1300 youth with SRHR information and has organised Door to Door Campaigning, Signature Campaigning, FGD, Key Person Interview. He received a block level award by the SDM for his work on bringing awareness in the society.

Modampuri Rakesh Raju

Rakesh, recently finished his under-graduation from Osmania University with Bachelor’s of Arts (History, Political Science & Public Administration). He also holds a Diploma in Civil Engineering and has three years of teaching experience. He is currently working as a Youth Coordinator in Hyderabad with a Youth Development Organisations called “Rubaroo”, which mainly works on Gender, Interfaith & Youth Development Activities. He is a Co-Founder of Young Zoomers Club, an online youth space, supported by holloways.org based out of Oxford. He is an advocate of Dialoguing, Gender Sensitization & Sexual Reproductive Health Rights.

Naveen Kumar

Naveen Kumar is from Jamshedpur, Jharkhand where he’s been working with an NGO called People For Change for the last 2 years. His areas of expertise are conducting sessions on Gender, Menstrual Hygiene, SRHR, and Mental Health. In these themes, he has worked with adolescents, children, women and LGBTQIA+ community members.

Shukti

Shukti is a second year BA English student studying in Azim Premji University, Bangalore, Karnataka. She is affiliated with a nationwide autonomous youth network on adolescent health advocacy called STEPS (Stepping Towards Enhancing Policy Structures) through which she engages in initiatives to inform India's National Adolescent Health Program at her state/province level as well as at the national level. She is an advocate of adolescent mental health as well as sexual reproductive health rights.

Sourav Saktel

Sourav is from Howrah, West Bengal. He is currently pursuing his Bachelors in Social Work from IGNOU. He is a Founder of a youth development organisation in West Bengal called “Engaging Learning Creating”, which mainly works on engaging youth so they learn to create a better future to live in. He successfully conducted a project government schools where he taught about issues such as Child Sexual Abuse. He has 6 months of experience as an Awareness Manager in Blood Connect and 5 years of teaching experience, along with 6 years of experience volunteering in various organisations such as Samaritan Help Mission, Rashak Foundation, Pravah, Blood Connect. He loves facilitating safe spaces for young people, working with the aim to make a safe and better future to live in.

Tanaya Das

Tanaya is from Begusarai, Bihar. She is pursuing B.A. LL.B from Chanakya National Law University, Patna, Bihar. She is interested in exploring themes such as human rights, social inequity and sexual and reproductive health and rights.

Twinkle Singh

Twinkle belongs to Amethi, Uttar Pradesh. She has completed her post-graduation with a Masters in Social Work and is currently working with Sehbhagi Sikkshan Kendra, Lucknow as a Project Associate on Disaster Risk Reduction collaboration with UNICEF.

Uma Sivvala

Uma is from Hyderabad who has done her MBA (Human Resources) and is currently working in Rubaroo, a Youth Development Organization based in Hyderabad that works with young people and educationists, inspiring leadership for social change since 2013. Uma has been part of few programmes which made her journey more interesting to learn and work with young people. She facilitates sessions on gender, life skills and leadership programmes.

Vaibhav Gaur

Vaibhav is a fourth year law student at Dr. Ram Manohar Lohiya National Law University, Lucknow and has been associated with thee development sector for over 3 years. He has been a ‘Know Your Body Know Your Rights’ Fellow at The YP Foundation where he facilitated sessions on Comprehensive Sexuality Education. He has also been a ‘Jabardast Jagrik’ at Commutiny-The Youth Collective wherein he designed a program on Menstrual Awareness and Sustainability and implemented it in a community for 6 months. He has been a Fellow at YouthKiAwaaz MHM Action Network, Campus Catalyst at Boondh, and Changemaker at ‘It’s Possible Campaign’ of PHIA Foundation. He, at present, is also a Gender Champion at his University and is an upcoming UNLEASH Talent 2022.

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Table 1

The policy gap(s) addressed by the program

The exclusion of young people in the decision-making process for policy issues surrounding adolescents

Community need(s) addressed by the program

Greater awareness and understanding of adolescent issues regarding their education, sexual and reproductive health, and early marriage

Opportunity for innovation addressed by the program

The opportunity to bring and work together with critical stakeholders on a single platform

Table 2

Day-to-day program activities

Stakeholder management, vendor management

Periodic program activities

Monitoring, Reporting, Training of Personnel

One-off program activities

Government advocacy, designing campaigns

Tools/frameworks/systems & processes/ways of working from the program

Systems Change Framework

Table 3

Program practices

Is the practice impactful? If yes, list down why?

Is the practice sustainable? If yes, list down why?   

Is the practice scalable? If yes, list down why?  

Is the practice innovative and/or unique? If yes, list down why?  

Youth-led social audits and presenting youth-centric priorities directly to decision makers

Yes, as it allows young people to directly engage with decision makers and contribute to the decision-making process

Yes, as it equips young people with leadership skills. It is also cost effective due to the long-term gains it offers upon initial investment

Yes, as such training modules can be replicated across multiple initiatives by other practitioners & organizations. In addition, trained young people can also train other young people

Yes, as it follows an approach which centers its design and delivery around young people, in an end-to-end manner

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Table 4

Promising Practice

Youth-led social audits and presenting youth-centric priorities directly to decision makers to: (i) create a platform for youth to exercise their agency (ii) effectively engage decision makers

Source

  • Verbal evidence from community
  • Verbal feedback from on-ground team members
  • Project report & surveys

Details

Community feedback of adolescents feeling confident, understood, and acknowledge

On-ground team feedback on creation of government champions for the project’s objectives

Project report and surveys observe greater youth involvement and efficacy in engaging directly with decision maker

Table 5

RECOMMENDATIONS

Promising Practice

Youth-led social audits and presenting youth-centric priorities directly to decision makers to: (i) create a platform for youth to exercise their agency (ii) effectively engage decision makers

The demographic it addresses

Adolescents from the age of 10 to 19 years

The gap/ need/ opportunity it addresses

The exclusion of adolescents and young people in the decision-making process for policy issues regarding adolescents and young people

Govt stakeholders

Holding consultations with critical stakeholders and young people from the inception of a program

Funders

Taking inputs from all stakeholders and young people before initiating a new project to ensure a deeper visibility and understanding of their demographic and its needs

Other Practitioners

Engaging young people in decision-making processes to adopt a more collaborative approach between stakeholders and young people

Community Stakeholders

Undertaking youth-led social audits and engagement with decision makers to engage directly with young people, understand their needs & concerns and influence change at the community level

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Objective Review

Outcome

Promising Practices and recommendations ratified by at least one member/ partner organization/ community/ MEL partners outside of ‘the team’

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Objective Review

Objective

To validate the final promising practice and recommendation(s) by at least one person/ partner organization/ community/ MEL partners outside of the team.

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Document

Outcome

2-3 promising practices documenting:

 

  • What gap/need is addressed
  • How it is addressed and the change that is created
  • The potential for replicating along with recommendations for implementing

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Document

Objective

To document the promising practices in a detailed manner

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Develop into a recommendation

Outcome

Well-articulated recommendation(s) addressing:

 

  • Demographic to cater to
  • Gaps/needs/opportunities addressed by the practice
  • The change brought in by implementing such a practice

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DEVELOP INTO A RECOMMENDATION

Objective

To construct a recommendation in a brief, specific and clear-cut format which would assist other initiatives in implementing the same

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CALIBRATE & SUBSTANTIATE

Outcome

Obtaining qualitative and/or quantitative data to assess the promise of the shortlisted practices according to the five guiding factors

Arriving at first list of promising practices

2

CALIBRATE & SUBSTANTIATE

Objective

To substantiate the shortlisted practices by collating gathered data in the form of:

 

  • Feedback from the community
  • Verbal accounts of the ground team
  • Documentation reports
  • Other valuable data

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List & Shortlist

Outcome

Identifying:

  • Policy gaps
  • Community needs
  • Opportunities for innovation and other aspects that the program is addressing.

    Creating a list of program practices that are working on-ground in bridging gaps/needs/opportunities.

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List & Shortlist

Objective

To identify gaps/needs/opportunities and to shortlist program practices that are impactful, sustainable, scalable, innovative and/or unique.