A Pakistani project has secured second place of 40 regional entries at Asian Development Bank (ADB)’s competition on “Citizenship and Governance”.
The Open Discussion Forum, Pakistan (TODF) has been awarded $,3000 for securing second place at Youth For Asia Solutions Search Competition, a statement said.
Now in its fourth year, the first three installments of the competition had awarded projects and ideas in the areas of education, health, and environment.
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The TODF focuses on engaging young people at levels of communities in critical dialogue on de-radicalisation, religious tolerance, and gender equality.
The project is aimed at mainstreaming and institutionalising the Pakistani youth and the Asian region to achieve greater recognition for their socio-political stakes, and achieve a greater engagement of young people in governance and citizen activism.
“It aims at creating the space for youth-led peaceful counter-narratives in the country.”
TODF is now looking to partner with similar local initiatives in Pakistan and launch youth dialogue clusters.