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Introductory Booklet of 8th Youth Parliament Pakistan: Fifth Session December 05 – 09, 2016

The 8th Youth Parliament Pakistan trained 240 young Pakistanis, 60 each in 4 sessions in political and democratic affairs. The fift...

Introductory Booklet of 8th Youth Parliament Pakistan: Fourth Session September 21 – 25, 2016

This Introductory Book presents details about the Fourth Session of the 8th Youth Parliament Pakistan and its selected members.

Introductory Booklet of 8th Youth Parliament Pakistan: Third Session August 24 – 28, 2016

This Introductory Book presents details about the Third Session of the 8th Youth Parliament Pakistan and its selected members.

Introductory Booklet of 8th Youth Parliament Pakistan: Second Session July 20 – 24, 2016

This Introductory Book presents details about the Second Session of the 8th Youth Parliament Pakistan and its selected members.

Introductory Booklet of 8th Youth Parliament Pakistan: First Session June 01 – 05, 2016

This Introductory Book presents details about the First Session of the 8th Youth Parliament Pakistan and its selected members.

Youth Standing Committee on Finance – 7th Youth Parliament Pakistan

Youth Standing Committee of the 7th Youth Parliament Pakistan was tasked to develop cogent policy alternatives on “Pakistan’s Exten...

Youth Standing Committee on Political & Electoral System – 7th Youth Parliament Pakistan

Youth Standing Committee of the 7th Youth Parliament Pakistan was tasked to develop cogent policy alternatives on “Is Pakistan more...

Youth Special Committee Reports

Youth Special Committees of the 7th Youth Parliament Pakistan, developed a set of recommendations for the major political parties a...

Youth Standing Committee on National Security & Foreign Relations – 7th Youth Parliament Pakistan

Youth Standing Committee of the 7th Youth Parliament Pakistan was tasked to develop cogent policy alternatives on “Pakistan’s Natio...

Youth Standing Committee on Governance – 7th Youth Parliament Pakistan

Youth Standing Committee of the 7th Youth Parliament Pakistan was tasked to develop cogent policy alternatives on “What are the bes...

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Introduction

Youth (Age 15 to 29 as defined by the Government of Pakistan) forms a very significant segment of Pakistani society. The “Youth Divided” with over forty per cent of Pakistan's population as 18 years old or younger is both an opportunity and as a challenge for Pakistan. While many governance challenges affect youth, the elimination of important platforms such as those of Students Unions have hampered youth’s political education and honing of leadership skills. The challenge of positive engagement of youth in the democratic process has become even more crucial in the face of newer challenges and negative appeal of militant ideology.

Since its inception in 2002, PILDAT has focussed on political engagement and leadership potential of youth. Working with young MPs in the Parliament, PILDAT has facilitated the formation of a Young Parliamentary Forum by bringing together young MPs to assist them in honing their skills. Special programmes of international and regional dialogues and discussions have been organised over the years bringing together Pakistan’s young legislators with those of USA, UK, India and other countries.

PILDAT was a pioneer in the field of conceiving, facilitating and running a nationally representative Youth Parliament since 2007 which has successfully completed 8th batches since. The success of a national Youth Parliament has led to establishment and running of provincial Youth Parliaments in the Provinces of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa and Punjab, as well.

So central is the subject to Pakistan’s democratisation and leadership that PILDAT developed and disseminated a first-of-its kind study and analysis on Mapping Future Leadership of Pakistan to identify the future political leaders of Pakistan by ascertaining the vision of the potential new leadership about the future of Pakistan so as to assess gaps in leadership skills so that contribution may be made towards efforts of capacity building.

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Key Areas

  1. Capacity building of Youth in Leadership, Political Process and National Issues as Active Citizens
  2. Providing Platform to Youth to develop policy alternatives, based on the youth’s perspective, to address critical national issues
  3. Facilitation and running of multi-party Parliamentary Forum on Youth
  4. Facilitating and holding national, regional and international dialogues and Study Visits involving Young Leaders
  5. Conceptualizing and running Youth Parliament Pakistan, Youth Provincial Assembly Khyber Pakhtunkhwa and Youth Provincial Assembly Punjab
  6. Analysis and Study of Youth’s Leadership Potential by Mapping Future Leadership of Pakistan

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Approaches & Methodology of our Work

PILDAT is a dynamic organisation and continues to evaluate, calibrate and adapt its approaches and methodologies to reach the desired goals in our work. Following are some of the key approaches to our work:

  1. Objective, fact-based and non-partisan Research and Analysis focussed on reforms arrived at through working with our eminent groups and learning from regional and international good practices
  2. Offering effective capacity building
  3. Working with ALL stakeholders including Governments, Parliament & Provincial Legislatures, Political Parties, Judiciary, Media and Citizens
  4. Advocacy for reforms

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Key Strengths

PILDAT is widely recognised for the following key strengths:

  1. Convening Power: Owing to our track-record as a serious, non-partisan organisation focused on quality of its work, PILDAT has developed a unique convening power that brings together diverse political spheres and voices from across the country on important national and global issues to affect policy reform.
  2. Relationships across the Political Spectrum: Because of PILDAT’s work over a decade in a non-partisan capacity, PILDAT enjoys relationship of respect with all key political parties. Not only political parties receive PILDAT’s reform proposals with an open mind, they often seek PILDAT’s support and advice on various policy issues relating to policy as well as internal governance. This also means that regardless of a party in opposition or in power, they are receptive to our analyses and proposals.
  3. Relationship with Media: Over the years, PILDAT has worked with the media to develop it as an ally. PILDAT’s work is sought and often quoted in the media. We take media as an important ally to further the work on reforms.

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Our Services

Following key services are offered by PILDAT:

  1. Development of understanding of the Political System of Pakistan in Youth
  2. Capacity building of Youth in values and culture of Democracy
  3. Capacity building of Youth to engage in rational, reason-based dialogue
  4. Leadership training of Youth to engage in critical thinking on issues affecting Pakistan
  5. Mapping of Future Leadership of Pakistan

Following major projects have been conceptualised and delivered successfully by PILDAT in the area:

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Our Partners

Following are some of the key development partners who have supported PILDAT’s initiatives in this field:

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