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The Youth Political and Civic Engagement Cohort, better known as the Youth Democracy Cohort, is one of the platforms that was launched as part of the Year of Action of the 2021 Summit for Democracy. The Cohorts bring together governments, civil society and the private sector to advance good governance and democratic renewal around the world.

The Youth Democracy Cohort of the Summit for Democracy is an inclusive platform to take meaningful action toward implementing Summit for Democracy commitments on youth political and civic engagement through resources, expertise, research, activities, and achievements.

Our cohort is composed of 9 co-leading organisations, joined by more than 100 other member organisations from around the world. The aim of our cohort is to promote youth political and civic engagement globally.

How do we aim to engage youth?

  • Promoting understanding of democratic principles and the proven link between democracy and long-term stability and prosperity among youth;
  • Supporting diversity and inclusion within youth groups and in the advocacy of youth issues;
  • Bringing support to young people and youth organisations in their efforts to assess democratic institutions and processes and also advise on possible reforms;
  • Empowering young people, youth organisations and youth movements in re-imagining a more robust, inclusive, effective, transparent, accountable and equitable form of democracy.


Do you want to join the Youth Democracy Cohort ?

Civil society organisations, youth organisations and government institutions working at the intersection of youth engagement and democracy support are eligible to join.
Together let’s push youth participation to the next level!



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Members Organisations

logo Politicos
logo Jukwaa la Katiba Tanzania (JUKATA)
logo Youth Leadership Parliament Ghana, YLP (Ghana)
logo Youth Partnership for Peace and Development
logo The Millennials Movement
logo U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID)
logo Switfun Tv
logo Tracoda
logo Talanta Africa
logo Global Meetings Company (Glomeec)
logo youth IGF Nepal
logo Diario Mirador
logo Thrive for Education Development
logo Réseau Ouest Africain des Jeunes Femmes Leaders (ROAJELF, Senegal)
logo Social Enabled Education
logo Save The Rural Society
logo The National Commission for Civic Education (NCCE, Ghana)
logo Amazon Theatrix Ensemble
logo Digital Girls
logo Community Solutions Zimbabwe
logo Mandera youth assembly
logo Voix du Cœur
logo Association des Blogueurs de Guinée (ABLOGUI, Guinea)
logo Southern Africa Youth Forum (SAYoF)
logo Blind Youth Association Nepal
logo Africa-Asia Youth Foundation – AAYFO
logo Freedom House
logo Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Worship (Costa Rica)
logo Youth Up Together
logo Plus rien comme avant
logo Together for Humanity and Development
logo Association des Habitants pour le Développement de Bepanda Yongyong
logo Center for Creative and Cultural Industries, Chapman University
logo National Planning Commission (NPC, Nepal)
logo Amani Center CBO
logo Balkan Youth Activism
logo Scholastic Foundation Nepal
logo Rede Africana de Cooperação e Desenvolvimento
logo Comrades Association Namibia
logo Youth alliance for transformation in Africa
logo AfricTivistes
logo Learning Squared Liberia
logo The G16 Taraba youths iniative
logo Girls and Women Empowerment Network Trust
logo Honiara Youth Council
logo Cruize Talks Podcast
logo Bango organization
logo The International Institute for Democracy and Electoral Assistance (International IDEA)
logo Permanent Secretariat of the Community of Democracies
logo Young and alive initiative
logo Reach Out Tanzania
logo Georgetown University Democracy & Governance MA Program
logo Coordinadora Universitaria por la Democracia y la Justicia (CUDJ)
logo YAPD4Africa
logo Kenya youth federation
logo UNDI18 (Malaysia)
logo Konraud Adenauer Foundation – KAS
logo European Democracy Youth Network (EDYN, Slovakia)
logo The Amplifiers Youth Organization(TAYO)
logo Gambia Participates
logo Namibia Media Trust
logo iFix Initiative
logo Afrobarometer (Ghana)
logo ONG Ouvrir Les Horizons
logo Ministerio de Cultura y Juventud (Costa Rica)
logo YP Foundation
logo Ministry Of Foreign Affairs of Denmark
logo The National Council of and for persons with Disabilities
logo Youth Unite Zambia
logo Association des Jeunes Entreprenants de Bonassama (AJE)
logo Democracy moves
logo Association des parents et malades spina bifida (est une association nationale)
logo Save the Children (USA)
logo Action pour le Développement de l’Initiative Locale (ADILO)
logo Grace Charitable And Rehabilitation Organization
logo Brain Builders Youth Development Initiative
logo Somali Youth Leaders
logo Friends Development Organization
logo Kenya Muslim Women Allaince
logo Stretchers Youth Organization
logo Guyana Environment Initiative
logo IRI
logo Deep-Impact Initiative
logo Sauvegarde des Acquis de la Démocratie (AJSAD)
logo Youth Lead Africa
logo Association Development by Young People (ADYP)
logo Tayo Na Collaboratory (TN!C) for Young Leaders of Democracy
logo Fundación El Dato
logo Hi five governance watch Zambia
logo Centre for Girls and Interaction (CEGI)
logo Rwanda Youth Organization Forum
logo The Youth Congress
logo Youth Innovation Lab (YI-Lab, Nepal)
logo ReadyToLeadAfrica
logo Key Populations Uganda
logo Gender And Reproductive Health Advocacy Youth Network
logo Sustainable Pathways Nigeria
logo Youth Council in Action for Nation (YOUTH CAN)
logo Tanzania Patriotic Organization
logo Delegation of the European Union to Nepal
logo Law Students’ Association of Sri Lanka
logo Accountability Lab
logo Organisation URU (Central African Republic)
logo Institute for Government and Public Affairs (IGPA)
logo Restless Development
logo We care organization
logo National Democratic Institute (NDI, USA)
logo The Youth Cafe
logo People in Need
logo Sky volunteering Organization
logo Organization for Social Accountability Ethiopia (OSAE)
logo Alma Cívica
logo Federation of Liberian Youth – FLY
logo Club de Madrid
logo La Rencontre Africaine pour la Défense des Droits de l’Homme (RADDHO, Senegal)
logo Centre Africa Obota Togo (CAO-TOGO)
logo Ghana Ministry of Youth and Sports
logo OCDE
logo European partnership for Democracy (Belgium)
logo NIMD
logo Plateforme “Jeunes et engagés !” (EU)
logo Organisation pour le Développement Intelectuel de Madagascar ( NGO ODIMA )
logo Webzaly
logo L’Observatoire SAFIDY Fanaraha-maso ny fifidianana
logo ONG Tolotsoa
logo Voluntary Service Overseas (VSO)
logo Yiaga Africa
logo Friends of the African Union
logo Youth Senate Kenya
logo YOTA – Youth Opportunity and Transformation in Africa
logo Bays Planet Foundation
logo Papua New Guinea Rural Development INC (PNGRDI)
logo Nosotras Women Connecting
logo Leaders for Leaders Champion
logo DPART – think tank
logo Commonwealth Youth Peace Ambassadors Network
logo Youth and Urbanism
logo Boresha Life Empowerment Kenya
logo Ensaf for development
logo Association of Volunteers for Awareness, Promotion of Rights and Sustainable Development (AVSPDD in Acronym)
logo The Demography Project
logo Centre Affrika Obota-Burkina Faso (CAO-BF)
logo Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD)
logo Youth organization for global action
logo The Ogoni Girl Child Initiative For Environmental Restoration (TOGIFER)
logo Citoyenneté Ci Sama Gokh
logo Legacies of War
logo Chitungwiza Community Development Network
logo International Republican Institute (IRI, USA)
logo Isika
logo Connect your city – Brussels
logo Association of Youth Organizations in Nepal (AYON)
logo Chibombo Child Development Agency
logo Youth for a Better Cameroon – YOBCA
logo Elykia Institute
logo Nepal Youth Council (NYC, Nepal)
logo Feminists Support For Youth Initiative Uganda
logo Mothers and Children Development Organization
logo Liberia Youth Development for Integration and Access (LYDIA Liberia)
logo Centre for Development Support Initiatives (CEDSI) Nigeria
logo Mzalendo trust
logo Youth Coalition for Electoral Democracy
logo Youth Actions for Development Foundation
logo National Youth Advisory Council Of Jamaica
logo Manchester City Council
logo Latin American Youth Network for Democracy (Juventud LAC)
logo Social Justice League
logo Ministry of Youth and Sports (Nepal)
logo Zimbabwe Youth For Impaired Persons Trust
logo Ministère de la Jeunesse du Sénégal
logo Elwak South Youth Forum-CBO
logo Youth up together Latin america and the caribbean
logo Child Rights Centre
logo Green Oasis Lens (GOAL)
logo Young Female Influencers
logo OpenNet4 O Zambia
logo Amani Center CBO
logo Youth Association for Development
logo Fadhili Teens Tanzania (FTT)
logo Youth for Innovation Trust
logo QS ImpACT
logo Eclectic Love
logo The International Foundation for Electoral Systems (IFES, USA)
logo Indian Youth Cafe
logo Fondation conseil jeune
logo Post Society
logo DIPD
logo Politics4Her
logo Creations Forum Afrika
logo Young Men’s Christian Association, Ethiopia
logo Suar Asa Khatulistiwa
logo Creating A Place For All – CAPFA
logo Citoyenneté Ci Sama Gokh
logo Vision des filles leaders pour le développement
logo Phoenix Revival Association
logo STEMi Makers of Africa
logo Moldovan Youth Council
logo Asociación Juvenil para el Bienestar Integral (AJUBI)
logo Convention Tchadienne de Défense de droits de l’Homme
logo The department for International Partnerships (DG INTPA)
logo Youth Up Together
logo NGO Little People of Kosovo
logo Horn Peace Institute