Youth Leadership and Participation

National Youth Council (NYC)

National Youth Council (NYC)

The National Youth Council (NYC) is one of the state corporations domiciled in the Ministry of Public Service, Youth and Gender which came into being after the enactment of National Youth Policy (NYP) (2007) and the National Youth Council (NYC) Act (2009). The NYC Act 2009 was operationalized in December 2012 following nationwide wide youth elections held as per the NYC Election Guidelines 2011. The need to have a National Youth Council was created after heightened attention to youth issues in response to the post-election violence experienced in the country in January 2008 and in adherence to international obligations on youth empowerment specifically, the African Youth Charter.

 

The NYC is a policy, research and advocacy unit on youth affairs in Kenya and is tasked with regulation and co-ordination of activities and initiatives relating to the youth serving organizations; lobbying and advocating the inclusion of youth in decision-making bodies, boards, agencies and other public institutions and organizations; as well as promoting and popularizing the National Youth Policy and other policies that affect youth.

The Council is a youth empowerment platform and provides an elaborate structure that facilitates the participation and inclusion of the youth in governance, national affairs and ensures that youth programmes involve them and are youth centered.

The Council Lobbied for implementation mainstreaming and inclusion of youth in governance. The Council has secured representation in: National Employment authority (NEA), Youth Enterprise Development Fund (YEDF), National Council for Nomadic Education of Kenya (NACONEK), National Anti-Corruption Campaign Steering Committee (NACCSC). At the Counties levels,the Council has lobbied for youth representation and inclusion to be anchored in legislation.

The NYC mobilizes youth to take part in social, economic and political spheres of national development and ensures that they benefit fully from government initiatives targeting youth. The Council also promotes patriotism, volunteerism and community service among the youth by engaging them in various Community activities and providing opportunities for youth to shape their future.

Youth Mainstreaming.

Youth Mainstreaming

Youth mainstreaming is a comprehensive strategy to incorporate the concerns and experiences of young people in the planning and development cycle. In recognition of the need to adopt a holistic approach to youth development and empowerment in Kenya, the Government has adopted a policy of mainstreaming youth issues in all Ministries, Departments and Agencies. It is a deliberate initiative to involve young people in the formulation, implementation, monitoring and evaluation of national policies. It is a call to all actors to promote an active and visible policy of mainstreaming and to include a youth perspective in all policies and programs.

The Council is a youth empowerment platform and provides an elaborate structure that facilitates the participation and inclusion of the youth in governance, national affairs and ensures that youth programmes involve them and are youth centered.

The Council Lobbied for implementation mainstreaming and inclusion of youth in governance. The Council has secured representation in: National Employment authority (NEA), Youth Enterprise Development Fund (YEDF), National Council for Nomadic Education of Kenya (NACONEK), National Anti-Corruption Campaign Steering Committee (NACCSC). At the Counties levels,the Council has lobbied for youth representation and inclusion to be anchored in legislation.

The NYC mobilizes youth to take part in social, economic and political spheres of national development and ensures that they benefit fully from government initiatives targeting youth. The Council also promotes patriotism, volunteerism and community service among the youth by engaging them in various Community activities and providing opportunities for youth to shape their future.

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@Ministry of Public Service, Youth and Gender || 2019