- Youth Empowerment
The youth force is the change agent of political, economic, and social changes in any country. The present developed and developing countries seem to have achieved progress in development and construction through the quantitative and qualitative development of young human resources. Whereas, Nepal has been placed at 145 in the world youth development indicator. Even if compared to South Asian countries, the youth development indicator of Nepal seems to be the weakest.5 Even though the ratio of fully unemployed youth in Nepal has been shown merely as 2.3% in the government figures, the ratio of semi-employed youth is about 36%. According to the International Labor Organization, the fully unemployed ratio is 19.2% whereas the semi-unemployed ratio is 28.3%. Nearly 36% of the unemployed youth force in Nepal is not connected with economic production and skills. The marginalized, minority, indigenous, and physically challenged youth suffer from a higher ratio of unemployment. Almost half of the youth labor force is still dependent on agriculture for survival.7% of the five hundred thousand and 38 thousand youth annually going out for foreign employment are unskilled. Even though the employment ratio looks slightly bigger, this ratio has decreased in the industrial sector. Even though remittance occupies 29% of domestic production, only a very small part of this has been invested in the production sector. NFYN believes youth are the future of the Nation, as they are the drives of the changes, Innovation, professionalism, and enterpernueship. So, youth empowerment is highly necessary for the development of the Nation
Biodiversity is the variety of biological living organisms from different ecosystems. Nepal contains 1.3% of global biodiversity placing it in the 49th position in the world biodiversity. There are over 22,000 species reported from Nepal. Biodiversity provides ecological life support for the ecosystem including economic, recreational, cultural, and Scientific importance. However, we are now losing biodiversity up to ten thousand times faster than it was disappearing 100 years ago. So to conserve biodiversity, NFYN believes sustainable and climate-friendly practices should be adopted. So NFYN works in the area of research and conservation, ecosystem restroation, economic growth, agricultural production, and mitigation of human-wildlife conflict
- Climate Change and Disaster Risk reduction
Nepal is a country highly prone to multiple disasters which affect the lives of many people and cause a huge amount of economic loss every year. According to the report of the United Nations Development Program (2009), Nepal ranks 20th position for the overall disaster vulnerability in the world. The National Policy of disaster risk reduction, 2018-2030, targets to reduce the overall disaster mortality, economic loss, affected people, and loss of critical infrastructure by identifying the disaster prevalent in areas, strengthening disaster governance by investing in disaster risk reduction (DRR) and finally enhancing the disaster preparedness for effective response and built back in the recovery phase. In this context, the NFYN is working towards increasing the capacity of the local people to respond and be prepared during times of disaster. In addition, this NFYN works in close coordination with the local government to identify the disaster vulnerability at the local level and provide support to the local government to strengthen and improve the local level preparedness and response practices.
- Environmental Sustainability
Human well-being is closely linked to the health of the environment. The exponential growth of the population led to an increase the greenhouse gases resulting, in deforestation and energy consumption. Environmental Sustainability comprises concerns about pollution control, renewable energy, climate change adaptation and natural resource management.
Other working areas
- Economic Empowerment
- Good Governance and Policy Reform
- Human Rights
- Peace, Conflict, and Crisis Management