YOTAN-PARTNER FOR SOCIAL ACCOUNTABILITY

Youth In Technology and Arts Network (YOTAN) is a non-profit civic action hub of changemakers committed to the promotion of civic engagement, Human Rights, democratic governance, and sustainable development. 

Established 2012, YOTAN use innovative pragmatic solutions, technology tool and rights-based approach in practice toward addressing local challenges, advances fundament human rights and bridge gap between youth, policy and practice in development efforts characterized bad governance, injustice, and poverty.  

Our Mission is to inspire change.

We envision a just African society without poverty and inequality where citizens are empowered, informed, and engaged; and democracy is sustainable for all to thrive

THEMATIC FOCUS

INNOVATION4DEVELOPMENT

Drive Social innovation solutions to breed new civic entrepreneur, capitalize on the use of digital tools for social accountability and mapping for results to facilitate transformational change. Foster an inclusive digital literacy and learning to Cultivate digital citizens through Placing  technologies in the hands of women and girls, and leverage on technology tools promote democratic innovation, livelihood and strive to use open data to underpinned Quality Education and Good Governance to improve service delivery Outcomes.

YOUTH DEVELOPMENT

Empower and enhance young people well-being, Create an environments to promote active youth participation in decision-making processes and social transformation, tackle discriminatory gender norms to Shift Social attitudes and strengthen power dynamics to socio-economic and rights. Promote equitable access to quality education and health for all; advocate for the eliminations of all form of violence against Women and Girls looking at FGM, Child Marriage and SGBV.

YOUTH ACTIONS ON SDGs

Mobilizing the active participation of youth in the 2030 agenda for sustainable development 

We Engage Youth and equip them to drive change in public policies and strive toward solving systemic community challenges through Social Justice advocacy, Partnership and the Liberian youth SDGs Summit to Mobilizing multi-stakeholders informed participation aim at Influencing policy and practice on national development framework, establish of strong partnerships that place youth at the forefront of driving  local progress on SDGs Goals, ECOWAS vison 2050, the Africa agenda 2063 and promote accountability.

DEMOCRACY, RIGHTs & GOVERNANCE

Democracy has become the legitimate demand of all local communities. Effective local democracy is the underlying basis for a healthy and strong national democracy. For democracy to be sustained, government and citizens role needs to be integrated to ensure accountability, transparency, effectiveness, and good quality provision of public services to the citizens.

Promote an open and just democracy that is resilient in the face of change, promote civic education and dialogue, raise awareness on human rights to advance knowledge, foster peace, equity & social Justice, improve inclusive and  women’s meaningful political participation, nurture civic-minded leaders and strengthen citizen’s trust and strengthen local service delivery toward sustainable development.

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