JCYCN believes in the power of unity, of working together towards similar goals; therefore, we are always seeking new networks to join hands and make society a better place. Below are all the current networks that we belong listed in alphabetical order:
Association of Youth Organizations Nepal (AYON) is a non-political, non-religious, non-governmental, not-for-profit, autonomous network of Youth Organizations and as such, a platform for collaboration, cooperation, joint action and collective endeavor between Youth Organizations in Nepal. It has 92 organizations and it is working in 55 districts of the country. JCYCN is a member of AYON since 2008. JCYCN was a board member from 2010 to 2012, and Mr.Tilottam Poudel, president of JCYCN, has been involved as General Secretary from 2012 to 2014.
Child Right monitoring Network in Nawalparasi
JCYCN has joined Child Right Monitoring Network in Nawalparasi on March 2012. As as Child Rights promoting organization with work experience since 2001 in Nawalparasi, this network has been a platform to promote Child Rights in an united way. International Organization such as UNICEF, Save the Children, DCWB, and other 15 National Non-Governmental Organizations are members of this network. Its main objectives are to to promote Child Rights through advocacy and networking.
CRC belongs to the Human Rights Treaty Monitoring Coordiation Commitee (HRTMCC) and is the body of 18 Independent experts that monitors implementation of the Convention on the Rights of the Child by its State parties. It also monitors implementation of two Optional Protocols to the Convention, on involvement of children in armed conflict (OPAC) and on sale of children, child prostitution and child pornography (OPSC). All States parties are obliged to submit regular reports to the Committee on how the rights are being implemented. States must submit an initial report two years after acceding to the Convention and then periodic reports every five years. The Committee examines each report and addresses its concerns and recommendations to the State party in the form of “concluding observations”. JCYCN is one of the board members of CRC from 2014, aiding to collect data for the reports.
Community Managed Disaster Risk Reduction (CMDRR) Forum Nepal
CMDRR Forum Nepal is a network forum established with the support of Concern Universal Bangladesh (CUB), which is implementing a capacity building project on Community Managed Disaster Risk Reduction (CMDRR) and Climate Change Adoption (CCA). Initially, a eighteen months project started from June 2010 in partnership with 64 NGOs from Bangladesh, India and Nepal. The goal of the project was “to effectively integrate community based climate change adoption and community managed disaster risk reduction into the socio-economic development process of local peoples in the targeted areas to facilitate sustainable and equitable development”. In Nepal, JCYCN, HIMAWANTI, Hoste Hainse, HRELIC and WCDF are involved in capacity building project for DRR and CCA since June 2010. More than 40 organizations have been involved with the forum. JCYCN has been a member since 2010 until 2014.
Consortium of Organizations Working for Child Participation (CONSORTIUM-Nepal)
Consortium-Nepal is a national level network of organizations working for ensuring child participation in the country. It was established in 1999 as the outcome of the research carried out by Save the Children Norway and Save the Children US in 1998 with about 300 child clubs across Nepal. In the beginning, Consortium was very much associated with the child club development because of its development through the child club study. However, in the course of time, there had been felt that the network approach should be widened up to child participation rather tan limiting only on child clubs. Conceptually there has been wide consensus that child clubs are the important means for child participation. From 2008 onwards, the name of the network has been changed as Consortium of Organizations Working for Child Participation (Consortium) rather than working for child clubs. In fact it was an important paradigm shift of the network from child club to child participation.JCYCN has been member of Consortium-Nepal since 2015. Likewise, JCYCN representative is coordinator of Province No. 4 in Consortium Nepal.
Development and Civilizations International Network
The Development and Civilisations International Network brings together local social change actors, persons and organisations, working in their own environment for the “development of the whole person and of all persons”, according to the expression of Louis-Joseph Lebret, whatever be the ethnic, cultural or religious belonging of those they address. This network is the exchange of experiences and solidarity strengthen the capacity of each network member to realize their objectives. The reflection amongst members from different regions of the world widens the reach of lessons that can be drawn from their experiences and deepen their understanding of the impact of the international environment on their action. This reflection renders a more general scope to individual experiences and permits to come up with recommendations that can contribute to the conception, implementation, and evaluation of public policies. This network is expanding in 15 countries and its secretariat is situated in France. JCYCN is a partner of this network since November 2011.
Disaster Preparedness Network Nepal (DPNet-Nepal)
The Disaster Preparedness Network (DPNet-Nepal) is a network of governmental and non-governmental organizations concerned with disaster management in Nepal. DPNet-Nepal was established in 1996, concerned with natural disasters like earthquake, floods, drought, landslide, and other disasters like an epidemic, flood, and fire. The network aims to assist individuals and organizations to prepare for, respond to, and manage disaster if it strikes. It also works with different agencies concerned with disaster preparedness and management of government of Nepal (GoN). Although it aims to assist and work closely with GoN, it plays the role of a facilitator to disaster preparedness.
As part of its disaster preparedness concern, JCYCN has become a member of DPNet-Nepal in July 2013.
Global Youth Peace Festival (GYPF)
Since 2012, JCYCN is one of the International Partner organizations of the International Youth for Peace Festival organized every year by Yuvsatta. Yuvsatta (Youth for Peace) is a non-profit organization based in Chandigarh, India, working in a variety of areas to steer the people towards implementing Gandhian ideas of Constructive Programme based on voluntary effort and individual & community action. On 2011, 30 youths participated in the festival from Nepal lead by JCYCN from Nepal; similarly, in 2014, 13 youths joined the program. Each year, JCYCN encourages Nepalese youth to attend the program in India and come back home inspired to change their own communities.Similarly, JCYCN President Mr. Tilottam Paudel is GYPF Youth Ambassadors of Change 2017.
The Human Rights Alliance thrives on the coalescing of the human spirit, of people coming together to unfold the human rights language and social justice. It contributes and gives rise to campaigns and causes in the seeking of civil and just remedies where it appears uncivil and inhumane injustices exist. The Human Rights Alliance is predominately a coalescing of volunteers, far and wide, who work on projects that will improve the lives of those less fortunate or who are in need of a helping hand. The umbrella organization, being the largest network of human rights NGOs throughout the country has now more than 1500 member organizations. The Organization has the central office in Kathmandu, five regional offices, and 75 district chapters. The number of the organizational members in the center, region and district depend on the democratic practice of conventions to be organized in all levels as per the Constitution of the Organization. JCYCN is a member organization of the alliance since 2010 and JCYCN President Mr. Tilottam Paudel has assigned as Center Committee Member from 2017-18.
Humanitarian Accountability Monitoring Initiative (HAMI) is the convergence of the Civil Society Organisations (CSOs) working with the right holders (women, children, indigenous nationalities, Dalit, youth, senior citizens, and persons with disability, LGBTIs/MSM, and other marginalized and excluded groups). The common cause of this convergence is monitoring the humanitarian accountability in the time of emergency, that is, post-disaster emerged due to the devastating earthquake in Nepal. The convergence has a firm belief that future generation will increase their capacity enough to combat disaster. It was formed on 11th May 2015 and JCYCN has been a core member since its formation.
International Peace Youth Group (IPYG) is a youth organization comprised of many affiliated youth groups working for world peace. It began in January 2013 with the vision and goal of creating a lasting change in the world through their passion and desire to see peace-loving citizens in every nation and a united world youth. IYPG has over 321 youth group affiliates in over 80 countries worldwide. JCYCN got affiliated with the group in 2013.
In Nepal, the MenEngage Alliance was formed in 2007 following the regional consultative meeting of MenEngage in ending violence against women. It is a network of people and organizations that are committed to playing their part in achieving gender equality, ending gender-based violence and addressing masculinities. Since its inception, males from all settings have joined hands together, with women and girls, as part of the White Ribbon Campaign and 16 Days of Activism on ending VAW. It has been instrumental in engaging all people, especially boys and men from all sectors of society, to discuss several issues about domestic violence, guidelines developed by the people working in dance bars, cabin restaurants, and massage parlors and demystifying masculinities, etc. JCYCN is one of the board members since 2016 and member organization since 2015 of Men Engage Nepal.
National Action and Coordinating Group against Violence against Children (NACG) is established in each South Asia Country (Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Bhutan, India, Maldives, Nepal, Pakistan, Sri Lanka) and linkages are developed to the regional South Asia Coordinating Group on Action against Violence against Children (SACG). The purpose is to strengthen inter-agency work including with governments and children groups to end violence against children. NACG is composed of UN agencies, multilateral and bilateral agencies, NGOs, civil society organizations and children’s (girls and boys) and young people’s group. JCYCN is a member organization since 2014.
Nepal Alcohol Policy Alliance (NAPA)
JCYCN is affiliated with the Nepal Alcohol Policy Alliance (NAPA) since 2012. It is an alliance of 25 organizations, working with coordination of Global Alcohol Policy Alliance. The alliance is working on giving pressure to the government to make policies, to organize a discussion program, awareness programs, implementation of policy about alcohol, its effect, and so on.
Network of Civil Society Organization on Social Protection
JCYCN is a member organization of the Network of Civil Society Organization on Social Protection since 2012 as a core team member. This network was formed with the collaborative effort of Save the Children UK together with government agencies and civil society organizations. Social Protection target vulnerable, poor and socially excluded people. Its aim is to provide a recommendation to the National Steering Committee on Social Protection and also work to facilitate for implementation of the social protection program.
NGO Federation of Nepal (NFN)
NGO Federation Nepal is a national umbrella organization of NGOs. It has more than 2000 member NGOs across Nepal. It has established district chapters in 63 districts and regional committees in 5 development regions. JCYCN has been a member of the NGO Federation since 2009.
National SDG Youth Alliance Nepal is a network among youths and youth-based organizations working towards the sector of Sustainable Development Goals (SDG). JCYCN has become members since 2016, along with other 20 organizations.
JCYCN is a member of the United Network of Young Peacebuilders (UNOY) since May 2012. UNOY is a global network of young people and youth organizations committed to establishing peaceful societies. The President of JCYCN, Mr. Tilottam Paudel, is also the Asian Coordinator of the Steering group of UNOY from 2015 to 2017.
Youth Votes Nepal
Youth vote Nepal is a youth-led campaign of Nepal. It is a campaign to inspire Nepali Youth to vote, advocate for youth leadership in political candidacy and aware the political parties on the issue of youth. The campaign is a joint initiation of Yuwalaya along with Jagriti Child and Youth Concern Nepal (JCYCN) and other youth organizations in Nepal. JCYCN is one of the active participants of this campaign. This campaign focuses on youth peace and security during the election, political lobbying for a peaceful election and free election, aware political party on the involvement of children’s in the campaign. Convincing political parties to incorporate child free election, no involvement of girl child in the campaign process, ensuring youths participants in an election in their manifesto.
Youth Alliance for Election Campaign
Youth Alliance for Election Campaign is a non-profit, autonomous and youth led-youth run network/alliance of youth organizations established in 2017. A Network has created with the name “Youth Alliance for Election Campaign”. It is an alliance pushing for a 2017 issue-based local elections and youth participation. This campaign is a joint initiation of youth organizations including Jagriti Child and Youth Concern Nepal (JCYCN) as a Secretariat. Youth Alliance for Election Campaign is a network working toward youth voters’ education and empowerment and awareness. This network also observes the election.
National Child-Friendly Local Governance(CFLG) Forum
Child-Friendly Local Governance (CFLG) in Nepal is the result of continuous and collaborative works of organizations, including UNICEF, World Vision, Save and Plan (with UNICEF being on the fore-front) at grassroots under the principles of decentralized planning. Adopted by Government of Nepal in 2011 as a part of National Strategy, Child-Friendly Local Governance mainstreams child rights in the policies, structures, processes of local governance as well as promotes and facilitates the prioritization of children rights in planning and budgeting. On 31st March 2017, National CFLG Forum took its shape with the objective to bridge the gap between policy level works and grassroots works on CFLG ensuring effective implementation. The forum has been formed in the leadership of child club graduates. The Mr. Tilottam Paudel, president of Jagriti Child and Youth Concern Nepal (JCYCN) of Pragatinagar VDC, Nawalparsi, now part of Devchuli municipality which has been certified as Nepal’s first ever VDC with child-friendly local governance was declared the coordinator of the forum in presences of 15 other organizations.