What roles can young people play to enhance the quality of governance in South Asia? How can they leverage new sources of data and technologies to effectively perform those roles?
In partnership with the U.S. Embassy Kathmandu, Kathmandu Living Labs (KLL) will organise a series of digital webinar-based Bootcamps, a series of skill-building Ideation camps and an in-person TechCamp to help South Asian youth explore these questions. The series of Bootcamps will begin from mid-December 2019 till March 2020. The Ideation Camps will run from June to July 2020.
500+ young people from Bangladesh, India, Nepal, Sri Lanka and Pakistan will participate in the series of Bootcamps. We identified 50 highly motivated and passionate participants from the Bootcamps.
Each digital Bootcamp was six hours long, over two days/evenings (approximately 3 hours each). Registered participants participated in these sessions through the internet from the comfort of their homes or chosen location. By the end of each digital Bootcamp, participants had the following takeaways:
- The fundamental understanding—and operational definition—of governance
- The role of youth in improving the quality of governance in South Asia
- The ways youth can fulfill those roles effectively through data and technology
- Access to a vibrant and growing regional youth network
These participants will be given a series of skill-building trainings through Ideation Camps. These select participants will be divided into country-wise teams. The teams will develop ideas to improve governance in the region and will also execute these ideas.
They will then be brought to Kathmandu for a 3-day long intensive residential workshop (the TechCamp). Select TechCamp participants who present innovative and viable projects with the potential to improve governance in their respective country or the region as a whole, will be awarded.
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