The Young Key Populations in Asia and the Pacific discussed for the need of youth friendly Technical Assistance (TA) program during the Annual General Meeting of Youth LEAD in 2014 and 2015. Following up the need and demand, Youth LEAD launches the youth-friendly TA program for organizations, networks or groups for young key populations in Asia and the Pacific region, financially supported by Robert Carr Network Fund in 2016. The component of youth friendly TA here is understood as an easier to access to the fund with less bureaucratic and complicated steps, flexibility with the TA need, lesser documentation, autonomy of the applicant to select the local/national/community consultant and consistent support from the Youth LEAD Secretariat during the development of TA application and implementation of the program.
There are two components of this TA program
Component #1 Identify and recruit appropriate short-term local/national/community/youth consultants to provide required support to the organizations.
Component #2 Catalytic demand-driven funding to support the critical advocacy, networking, capacity development of YKP.
Different from the existing Small Grant Support being provided to YKP-led organizations by Youth LEAD supported by RCNF, this TA aims to augment the technical and organizational needs of young key populations-led civil society or community organizations in their existing work. The TA program intends to be catalytic and focuses on addressing the immediate needs of the organization and provide the identified support.
For more detail- please download the call for proposal Youth LEAD TA-Guideline