YOUTH IN TECHNOLOGY AND ARTS NETWORK (YOTAN)

YOTAN-Partner for Social Accountability is an independent nonprofit organization dedicated to the promotion of youth development, civic engagement, Gender Equality and Strengthening of Citizens center governance in Africa through viable innovative Solutions.

Established 2012, YOTAN use a rights-based approach, direct civic engagement, Social innovation and leveraging of technology tool to amplify impact, promote access to quality education and deepening democracy beyond its electoral form, facilitates change through fostering an equitable transformative education, advancing digital literacy and policy advocacy to cultivate Socially Responsible Leaders, empower citizens to exercise their full civic rights and bridge Gender gaps to alleviate all forms of poverty to ensuring that the dis-empowered and future generations thrive to achieve their fullest potential. The organization also catalyze change by fostering social accountability mechanism and good governance practice to increasing transparency, accountability, access to quality education and amplifying citizens voice to improve governance in the delivery of basic social service, combat corruption and enhance livelihood of vulnerable citizens.

 

We envision a just African society without poverty where citizens are empowered, informed and engaged; and democracy freely delivers its promises 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.

GENDER, EDUCATION & HEALTH

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.

ADVOCACY & SOCIAL CHANGE

strive to advance social change through innovative solutions 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

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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