Youth Net and Counselling (YONECO)

Youth Net and CounsellingCountry: Malawi
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Focal Point: Charles Banda, Media Networking Advocacy and Innovations Manager
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Tel: +265888209115

Mission and vision

Vision: A self-reliant, healthy and resilient society that respects human rights and democratic values

Mission: YONECO is a non-governmental organization (NGO) that is committed to:

  • empowering the youth, women and children;
  • promoting good health, human rights and democracy;
  • adapting and mitigating effects of climate change;
  • and conducting research for evidence-based programming and advocacy.

General description of the CSO work in the anti-corruption area

  1. Empowering citizens to demand their rights to development by:
    • Holding elected officials and duty-bearers accountable
    • Enhancing transparency and accountability at all levels
  2. Enhancing the capacities of the community members to demand essential public services from duty-bearers
    • The aim of this is to especially ensure that the rural population has access to equal and fair delivery of public services to reduce poverty

Specific description of the CSO work in relation to the UNCAC

  • Promoting human rights and good governance
  • Free and fair elections
  • Advocacy on law enforcement against corrupt individuals

Specific description of the CSO work in relation to the review mechanism of the UNCAC

YONECO has the following programmes that are related to review mechanism of the UNCAC:

  • Networking and collaboration at national level on Transparency and Accountability
  • Media advocacy through investigation of suspected cases of corruption that impact majority of youth, women and children in the country
  • Participating in review process of national strategies against corruption

Programmes at Community level:

  • Capacity-building of community structures including area development committees, youth advocates, and others
  • Awareness campaign through theatre and radio programmes

If you or someone from your organization has participated in a workshop on UNCAC and its review mechanism organized by UNODC/ UNCAC Coalition, please indicate who, when and where

Charles Banda, October 2012, Vienna

A global civil society network promoting the implementation and monitoring of the United Nations Convention against Corruption (UNCAC)