Youth Transforming Africa Narrative (YOTAN)

YOUTH TRANSFORMING AFRICA NARRATIVE (YOTAN) FORMERLY CALLED YOUTH IN TECHNOLOGY AND ARTS NETWORK is a non-partism  non-profit civic actions hub of changemakers with aims to cultivate leaders, facilitate civic innovations in policy, and practice, and bolster good and inclusive governance through 2030 and beyond for youth and the disadvantaged to achieve their full potential as active and responsible citizens. The organization was founded in 2012 as a catalyst for inspiring civic solutions and change for the common good. 

Our mission is to facilitates conversations that enhance good and inclusive governance and equal opportunities for all. The Organization works to tackle social inequality, multi-dimensional poverty, and democracy challenges in context of human rights, youth development, local governance, education & digital transformation, and sustainability.

YOTAN leverages innovative pragmatic solutions, technology and C4D tool, sport, social accountability mechanisms, gender transformation and rights-based approach to impact lasting positive social change.

THEMATIC FOCUS

INNOVATION FOR DEVELOPMENT

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.

EDUCATION AND YOUTH EMPOWERMENT

Education is a cornerstone of sustainable development – it empowers and uplifts individuals, nations, and society. However, millions of people around the world are held back from achieving their full potential. Youth can be a positive force for development when provided with the knowledge and opportunities they need to thrive. Leveraging on youth expertise and determination as catalysts of change and early adopters of technology is powerful for social, cultural, and economic transformation.

At YOTAN, we tackle growing social inequality, ensure people thrive.

we influence change, enabling youth engagement and empowerment and reduce dropout rates amongst school age girls and young women. We also equip young civic leaders with skills, resources, and opportunities to advance youth participation and leadership in democratic decision-making processes.

Goal: Promoting Social Change toward a Healthy, Productive and Engaged Youth.

ADVOCACY

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

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, GOVERNANCE & DEVELOPMENT

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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