YouthNet in collaboration with the Chief Electoral Officer, Nagaland conducted the Systematic Voters Education and Electoral Participation (SVEEP) campaign all over the districts of Nagaland along with Alobo Naga – state icon for SVEEP campaign.
The YouthNet team along with Alobo Naga travelled across the districts of Nagaland spreading the message of the importance for voters to register and cast their votes. The aim of the campaign is to encourage the youth in particular and the citizens in general to enrol their names in the electoral roll and cast their votes during elections.
YouthNet’s work in the field of employment showed that there has always been a wide gap between youths looking for jobs and employers looking for employees. To bridge this gap, YouthNet in partnership with Smarter Nagaland started the Nagaland Job Conter , a recruitment firm which specializes in various diverse industries.
As a recruitment consultant firm our role is to work with both employers and job seekers to facilitate a successful match. With a total combined management experience of over 20 years we provide workforce solutions for individuals and organizations locally and globally. Our recruiters and trainers are constantly aware of market demands, new trends, challenges and dynamics of industries and hence ensure we create the best value for our clients and deliver high performance.
YouthNet in partnership with Smarter Nagaland started the Nagaland Career and Development Centre (NCDC) to impart professional and soft skills training.
It has been said that while aptitude is important, attitude is more important. To know how to deal with different situations and people successfully, one needs a repertoire of soft skills. Today’s employers look for people with both sound technical knowledge and soft skills. In its endeavor to equip members of our Naga society, NCDC has a host of programs designed to provide individuals with the ‘X factor’ that will make them stand out for all the right reasons.
YouthNet Opportunity Express (YNOX) is Nagaland’s only Employment Paper.
The objective of the publication is to provide information to the youth of Nagaland about the different opportunities offered by the Government of Nagaland as well as opportunities outside. During the statewide Youth Consultation on Employment conducted by YouthNet in 2007-08 under the global YES Campaign, the youths voiced out that there needs to be more dissemination of information of opportunities. As an off-shoot of this recommendation, YNOX was launched in February 2011 during YouthNet’s 5th anniversary.
YNOX is a weekly published every Friday. The weekly includes information on job openings, scholarships, recruitments, vacancies, admissions. We also feature successful individuals in various fields and educational articles for students apart from some fun trivia and a page for readers’ discussions and debates on various issues.
YouthNet partnered with Pravah, a Delhi based NGO for this programme. The focus of the Pravah Streaming partnership is to help YouthNet incorporate a youth development approach to their existing work with Right to Information (RTI). In other words helping them to understand how to build the skills of self, leadership and confidence inorder to articulate their stances as they work to create a corruption free society through RTI.
YouthNet Associate Director Joshua Sheqi has attended the Ocean in a Drop course of Pravah and post the course there has been a belief that the youth development approach will strengthen their programme. A visit by the Pravah team was also made to understand the socio-political-cultural context of the Naga youth and YouthNet’s work more deeply. Kuovizo Belho, the Programme Co-coordinator attended a 12 days internship with the Youth Intervention team of Pravah in November 2011.
As an important step to address the urgency of the need of a healthier and stronger private sector, YouthNet in partnership with Dept.of Youth Resources and Sports, Government of Nagaland has initiated a 5-year campaign called Impact 5000 by 18 which aims to positively impact 5000 young people involved in the private sector by the year 2018.
The campaign will strive to foster a healthy private sector and thereby facilitate socio-economic prosperity of the youth and the state. This campaign will be implemented through the YouthNet Centre for Entrepreneurship and Employment. Those impacted would have enhanced their business skills, employability skills and developed entrepreneurial mindsets.
Nagaland Election Watch (NEW):
For Nagaland Assembly election in 2008 and 2013, YouthNet in association with the Association for Democratic Reforms and other concerned citizens formed NEW, a non-partisan civil society effort for creating accountable and transparent governance in the State.
NEW collects the affidavits filed by candidates along with their nomination papers and collated them for better comprehension of the voter. Main objective was to raise voter awareness in order to enable them make an informed choice before casting their vote.
- Production/Release of election theme song:
YouthNet in collaboration with the Election Commission Nagaland had produced the election theme song entitled “My vote makes my future” with the hope of advocating the importance of voting and promoting clean election. The song was officially released by the Chief Election Officer Kohima on 1st February 2013. The song was composed by Alobo Naga in collaboration with other local artistes including Tetseo sisters, Renbeni Odyuo, Alo wanth and others. YouthNet also took the initiative of screening the song in different colonies/junction in and around Kohima town. This was done on 8th February 2013 and 15th February 2013.
Right To Information – Awareness for Youth: The Kohima Campaign
The Right to Information (RTI) Awareness for Youth: The Kohima Campaign is a five months long youth movement, to bring positive changes through RTI
Launched on the 14th of October 2011 and will culminated in April, 2012 under the theme “Youth for transparency and good governance”, the campaign was an initiation of the Government of India, jointly organized by Administrative Training Institute (ATI), Kohima, Government of Nagaland, in partnership with YouthNet under the direction of the Department of Personnel and Training, Government of India. The main purpose of the RTI campaign was to empower youth/students to become active members in the society towards checking corruption; and to assist the government in bringing transparency, accountability and good governance.