YOUTH IN TECHNOLOGY AND ARTS NETWORK (YOTAN)
YOTAN-Partner for Social Accountability is an innovative nonprofit social development organization dedicated to the promotion of youth development, civic engagement, Digital intelligence, Human Rights and Strengthening of Citizens center governance in Africa.
Established 2012, YOTAN facilitates change through fostering an equitable transformative education, advancing democracy and good governance, 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. The organization use a rights-based approach, direct civic engagement, social accountability mechanism and leveraging of technology tool to amplify impact in ensuring that the dis-empowered and future generations thrive to achieve their fullest potential.
We envision a Just, Accountable, and digitally informed African Society with inclusive Democracy that is responsive to all young people and citizens’ rights.
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.