Development Policy Advocacy Programme (DEPAP)

SPECIFIC OBJECTIVE: To strengthen youth emancipation efforts and participation in policy reforms, democratic decision-making processes and sustainable human and community development initiatives.

  • Undertake public policy research & analysis in Education and labor markets sectors to create space for youth participation and cause reforms for quality education & create linkages for youth absorption in labor market.
  • Engage in evidence based advocacy to influence leaders in order to impact growth and development that is responsive to youth needs and capacities.
  • Create partnership linkages with national, regional and international youth focused organizations and networks to build synergies that create opportunities for youth.
  • Train and mentor youth on how to engage as responsible, committed and productive leaders of impact in the community.
  • Strengthen youth structures at district, sub county and learning institutions with self-advocacy skills and constructive Dialogue skills.
  • Create and strengthen youth round table dialogue platforms at community level (media/field radio broadcast).


  • Increased level of interface and dialogue between youth representatives and their leaders on policy formulation /reforms and development issues.
  • District and Sub county leaders are influenced and increasingly making “community demand driven” responsive policies.
  • Youth leaders effectively participating in decision making processes at all levels of leadership and governance to influence policy outcomes.
  • Increased level of effectiveness and efficiency in service delivery from both the public and private sectors.
  • Human Rights of youth and other vulnerable members of the community is recognized, respected and protected by those in authority.