NAYMOTE Partners for Democratic Development (NAYMOTE-PADD)
NAYMOTE Partners for Democratic Development promotes citizens’ understanding of democratic processes and the long-term benefits of their participation in these processes. Established in 2001 by students’ leaders and activists, the institution has been one of the leading grassroots organizations promoting democracy, peace building, human rights and civic engagement in Liberia.
The institution since 2001 has initiated several programs to foster political accountability, thereby making elected leaders more accessible, responsible and accountable to the electorates, build the capacity of local leaders to be more effective in service delivery, increase youth and women participation in decision making processes, conduct research on citizens’ perception on the working of the lawmaker, produced publications on youth participation in local government, fostering social accountability, a legislative guide to organize town hall meeting, a civic and voter’s education guide amongst others.
Through community organizing and civic engagements the organization is empowering hundreds of community residents and youth leaders to advocate for positive change at the local government levels, resolve conflict peacefully, assure vibrant community based organizations, strengthen partnership between youth leaders and local government leaders, promote disabled and women participation in Liberia’s democratic processes. By educating young people through student debates, canvasing, bus ride, sports, theatre and other participatory activities, NAYMOTE is spreading the lessons of tolerance, accountability and respect to the generations that will define Liberia’s political culture in the coming decades.
The institution is registered as a national non-for profit organization and is member of several national and international organizations including, the National Civil Society Council of Liberia, the Africa Democracy Forum, the World Movement for Democracy, the Bus Federation and the Organizations of Parliamentary Openness, etc.
The institution is manage by highly qualify managers with over 12 years of experience working to promote positive youth and community engagements in support of democratic governance and sustainable development.
Dedicated to strengthening and promoting positive youth and community engagement in support of democratic governance and sustainable development in Liberia.
A Liberian society with strong democratic culture where citizens can freely participate in decisions that affect their lives irrespective of their status.
They see these values as essential in guiding their daily activities and decisions:
Integrity – they are accountable to their stakeholders and transparent in everything they do.
Commitment – they pursue their mission with dedication, pride and passion.
Tolerance – they believe in equal opportunity for all, respecting and benefiting from the diversity and differences of people.
Participation – they work together to meet their common goals and they respect inputs of all stakeholders.
Excellence – they are building a culture of learning and quality performance, giving their best in everything they do.
Creativity – in the fast changing environment they are flexible and innovative to stay relevant for their communities.
Decentralization and local governance
Participation and empowerment
Education and training
Research, publication and advocacy
Main pillars of their work:
Educate – strengthen youth capacity to make informed choices and execute those choices to ensure a fair governance process.
Empower – develop what is best in young people: their vision, creative power, and drive to make their society an inclusive, sustainable place for themselves and future generation.
Engage – encourage young people to take on value-added roles to address issues that are relevant to them and that influence real outcome.See more