Accountability Lab Nepal (ALN) was founded in 2012 as an effort to work with young people to develop new ideas for accountability, transparency, and open government. It has evolved into a global trans-local network of local Accountability Labs that are finding new ways to shift societal norms, solve intractable challenges, and build “unlikely networks” for change. ALN convenes relevant communities, builds new narratives on public policies, and supports innovative ideas to improve participation, service delivery, and local decision-making.
Why Accountability Lab Nepal?
- Extensive Experience: Accountability Lab Nepal boasts a decade-long track record of successfully empowering the youth and amplifying their voices across diverse areas, including good governance, democracy, labour migration, inclusion, climate justice, and disaster response.
- Innovative Approach: Accountability Lab Nepal employs a unique approach that brings government entities and local communities together, effectively bridging the gap between them. This collaborative effort enables them to collectively address community issues and, in the process, cultivate trust.
- Varied Communication Channels: Accountability Lab Nepal has a proven history of facilitating discussions and shaping narratives around youth participation in democracy through a wide range of mediums. These include policy dialogues, podcasts, community town halls, bulletins, radio shows, surveys, and more.
- Global Engagement: Beyond its local impact, Accountability Lab Nepal also has engagements at different transnational forums. The organisation actively engages in multilateral forums such as the Summit for Democracy, Youth Democracy Cohort, C20, and the Open Government Partnership, contributing to the defence of democracy worldwide.
Objectives and activities
Objective 1: Enhancing youth participation to improve awareness and hold sub-national governments accountable for effective S4D processes.
Activity 1: Nepal Year of Action Fellowship
12 young fellows will redefine the S4D priorities for their local context and engage with local and provincial stakeholders to advocate. They will organise 15 consultation meetings and prepare youth demand lists.
Activity 2: Summit for Democracy Conclave
Accountability Lab Nepal will organise dialogues in each of the 7 provinces on S4D, Nepal’s participation and commitments and role of civil society, media, and youth groups in order to raise awareness on the topic at sub-national level.
Objective 2: Monitoring the advancement of S4D commitments to produce a validated data set for evidence-based advocacy.
Activity 3: S4D Progress Update
ALN will track the progress of S4D commitments made by the Nepal government quarterly, and circulate it to all relevant stakeholders through email and social media.
Objective 3: Fostering collaboration with diverse networks to develop creative and innovative advocacy approaches and engage in consistent dialogue and engagement.
Activity 4: Artivism
6 artists will collaborate on the project to create artistic products that promote democratic values and practices.
Activity 5: Accountabili-Tea Podcast
A podcast series will be launched on Nepal’s democracy and S4D participation where experts and professionals discuss Nepal’s democracy, S4D and youth leadership.
Activity 6: Policy Park
Online dialogues will be organised with youths, researchers, civil society, media, and government for fellows, networks and communities to advocate toward stakeholders.
- S4D priorities redefined by 12 young fellows.
- 6 products created by 6 artists that advocate and promote democratic values.
- 7 S4D conclaves organised (1 each province) engaging 300+ participants.
- 8 AccountabiliTEA Podcast episodes : Episode 1, Episode 2, Episode 3
- 8 policy park episodes recorded engaging 200+ participants: Episode 1
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