The U.S. Embassy Youth Council is a group of young Nepalese under the age of 27 from all regions of Nepal, representing various backgrounds, castes, religions, professions, genders and political affiliations. The council was created by the Embassy of the United States of America to Nepal. The Ambassador’s Youth Advisory Council was initiated in 2011 by former U.S. Ambassador to Nepal, His Excellency Scott H. DeLisi.
The council was established to achieve two objectives:
- To inform the U.S. Embassy about the challenges young Nepalese face and what can be done to address them, and
- To encourage participation by council members in their communities and the larger civil society.
The council is funded by the Public Affairs Section of the U.S. Embassy. Currently, it is being managed by Daayitwa.
Since its inception, the Youth Council has provided valuable insight for the U.S. Embassy on youth issues and input on the embassy’s youth-related programs in Nepal. Youth Council members have also participated in three national conferences in Kathmandu to discuss youth issues in Nepal and how to address them. Members have also organized several regional meetings for council participants. Additionally, Youth Council members are carrying out five different U.S. Embassy-funded civic engagement projects in their communities.
The USYC 2016 consists of 50 Nepalese from all regions of Nepal that represent various backgrounds, castes, religions, and professions. The U.S. Embassy constantly engages with the Youth Council through regularly offered discussion programs, training, outings and other events.
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