YOTAN-PARTNER FOR SOCIAL ACCOUNTABILITY

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

The Organization was founded in 2012 to be a catalyst for Positive Youth Development, democratic engagement, and social innovation for common good. YOTAN leverages on innovative pragmatic solutions, technology tools, social accountability mechanisms and rights-based approach to advance democracy, improve respect for human rights, and encourage good governance practices to impacting positive change.

YOTAN seeks to reduce inequalities, unleash the potential of disadvantaged youth, improve health and access to quality education, promote good governance, foster economic growth, and protect the environment.

Our Mission is to inspire change.

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

THEMATIC FOCUS

INNOVATE4DEV

The rise of technology has had a significant impact on the lives of young people. Economic development and growth depend as much on social innovations.
Innovation4Dev capitalizes on viable social innovation, leadership and learning with focused on youth, education, and the community challenges to facilitate social transformation that improves lives. The program equips young people to unlock their potential, leverage on technology tools to promote democratic processes, and digital tools for social accountability.
We strive to advance idea challenge, capacity building and use open data to underpinned sustainable development.

GENDER, EDUCATION & HEALTH

Gender, Education & Health (GEH) Optimizes youth developmental progress toward Empowering and enhancing young people well-being,  promote their active 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. 

We strive to brake barriers to Unleash the disadvantaged potential and improve people’s lives.

 

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 National 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

Effective local democracy is the underlying basis for a healthy and strong national democracy. The quality of democratic governance is the degree to which it delivers on the promises of human rights in the civil, cultural, economic, and social context.

We strive to advance democracy, improve respect for human rights, and encourage good governance practices for common good.

DRG 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 & gender just climate change solutions, 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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