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Youth Action in Politic

1. Multiparty Young Future Leadership Training Program

Problem Statement

While Cambodia’s constitution makes clear that the country is a pluralism democratic state, concerns have repeatedly been raised about the extent to which democracy is realized in practice especially young political leaders. For example, young CNRP representative leaders were elite.  There are many obstacles in the way for the Young political multiparty in Cambodia to participate and engage in the principles of democratic governance and respond to public policy. For example, Young political leader , especially women, are not empowered to engage in public policy, governance and national development although the constitution of Cambodia stipulates that every Khmer citizen has a duty to take part in national reconstruction and respect the principles of liberal multiparty democracy.  The main component of this project is capacity building for party young leaders. Therefore, the project will monitor youth leaders to demonstrate improvement to their capacity. To measure of increased capacity, YCC will collect attendance sheets from each multiparty training to demonstrate the total number of party youth leaders exposed to training on legislative process, negotiation, debate and public speaking and pluralism. YCC will also collect the action plans created by interparty youth leaders to future gauge the impact of program.

Project Goal: To promote viable pluralism in Cambodia by equipping young party leaders with skills necessary to peacefully and democratically compete, while fostering productive interparty and intraparty interactions.

Project Summary

YCC proposes a project to empower youth change agents within Cambodia’s political parties to develop strategic, intraparty and interparty action plans for a series of activities that demonstrate mutual respect and commitment to pluralism in Cambodia’s political spheres. The project will deliver two outputs:

  • Improving multi-parties youth’s own skills in leadership, campaigning, messaging , strategic planning and policy development to foster a more competitive political landscape for Cambodia’s democracy; and
  • Increasing engagement of interparty and intraparty interactions between party youth members of Cambodia’s political parties in consensus and trust building dialogues.

In order for each relevant output to be delivered, main components of this project’s activities would include capacity building for party youth leaders, developing and conducting a joint party action plan and project, and facilitating dialogues and promotions via social media. 

Therefore, the project will monitor youth leaders to demonstrate improvement to their capacity. To measure of increased capacity, YCC will collect attendance sheets from each of the multiparty trainings to demonstrate the total number of party youth leaders exposed to training on Multiparty Young Future Leadership Training Program. YCC will also collect the action plans created by interparty youth leaders to future gauge the impact of program.