Youth Dividend is non-commercial and non-political youth-led organization in Pakistan established in 2010. Youth Dividend is committed to empower and enable youth & adolescent to influence international and national policy frameworks and be positive agents of change. Our organization is working to develop, inform, inspire and mobilize young people through leadership trainings, peer education, awareness raising, skill building, policy and advocacy. By providing young people with the platform to implement initiatives that target social, cultural, economic, legal and environmental issues they are committed to, we have created a space that is committed to developing the expression of young people.

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Project Reports of our Grant Winners in Nepal and Nigeria

Read the Final Project reports of our grant winners Vishnu Khanal and Emeka Benjamin Ugwu 

Project I: Electoral education and Enlightenment for 2011 Elections in Nigeria 
This project is a joint initiative of UNFPA Pakistan, Youth Dividend and Youth Action for Change, Read the report of our grant winner Emeka Benjamin who ran a project on Electoral education and Enlightenment for 2011 Elections in Nigeria , the total direct and indirect beneficiaries of this project were approximately 20,000 young people in Nigeria. 


 Project II: Ensuring improved newborn and maternal health status, Nepal
This project was designed to see the micro level intervention in the communit, Tanahun, more specifically Dharampani Illaka is located in the western part of Nepal.



CLOSED: Call for Nominations: Orientation workshop on PRSPs

UNFPA Pakistan is pleased to announce an orientation workshop on Pakistan Poverty Reduction Strategy Papers (PRSP) . The workshop is being organized to familiarize relevant stakeholders with the PRSP of Pakistan and draw attention of policy makers towards poverty issues faced by young people, given that youth development a priority in the national development plans and goals. Youth Dividend & UNFPA will be launching an e-course for young people in Pakistan on PRSPs Deadline 10th April, 2011

Workshop dates : 20th and 21st April, 2011

Nominations are invited from
·         Young people (age 18-25) from youth organizations/networks across Pakistan
·         Officials from Govt. departments and ministries (Grade17-19)
·         Members of Civil Society Organizations (CSOs) and INGOs personnel working at    

          managerial   level on policy advocacy.  

A copy of CV along with a short letter of intent explaining interest in the workshop is required along with the nominations by 10th April, 2011. Kindly send your application to Ms. Sadia Atta Mehmood, National Programme Officer at mehmood@unfpa.org. For details regarding the workshop please contact Ms. Hira Hafeez ur Rehman, Coordinator, Youth Advisory Panel, UNFPA at hirahur@gmail.com

Workshop details can be found in the announcement below, please circulate widely.

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Youth Dividend’s Volunteer Programme 2011 - Pakistan

Youth Dividend values the opportunity for volunteers to be a part of its operations. The goal of Youth Dividends volunteer program is to provide young people with successful and meaningful opportunities to learn about our mission and projects, contribute to the work of the organization during a limited time period, and gain meaningful volunteer experience.

Apply for our 2011 programme on the link below, deadline for applications is 20th March, 2011


Sign the Petition to End Education Emergency in Pakistan

Pakistan is suffering an education emergency, with at least 25 million children denied their constitutional right to an education. Few of those children who do go to school receive the quality education they need to prosper in the modern world. The economic impact of the emergency is catastrophic – billions of rupees a year – while the human cost is much greater.

Let’s join together to force Pakistan’s leaders to finally get serious about providing every child with a decent school and a committed teacher. Sign our petition to make ending the education emergency the country’s no 1 priority.

Visit : http://educationemergency.com.pk/ to sign the petition

Celebrating Women! 
Theme for 2011: Equal Access to Education, Training and science and technology, Pathway to decent work for women 


Youth Dividend would like to wish everyone on International Women's Day 2011. Celebrating Women’s Day is a symbol to focus attention on women’s fight for justice and equality.

Applications Closed, please visit our page for details about our next session in April 2011 ! 

Join our growing pool of MDGs Advocates!

UNFPA, Youth Action for Change & Youth Dividend brings you the Second Round of the new online course on  "Youth and the MDGs".

This course is designed for young people aged 18-30 who are actively involved in making a difference in their communities. Follow the link below and Apply now and be an Advocate for MDGs!



Applications open till March 4th, 2011


The aim of starting this blog is to pen down the latest developments in Youth Dividend. The plans we make, the plans we break, programs we're coming up with, and the insights into developing those programs through our experiences.