Youth Leadership Programme (YLP)

The Maldives’ first northern regional Youth Leadership Programme (YLP), hosted by the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) was held this year in partnership with Dhiraagu. 


Youth Leadership Programme (YLP) is a 7 day civic education and leadership training programme for promising Maldivian youth between the ages of 16 to 21. The programme aims to build capacities through awareness, education, environmental conservation and empowerment. The programme also has the biggest youth alumni network in the country.


The YLP forms part of UNDP’s work in the area of Democratic Governance. The aim is to increase citizen’s voice and participation for stronger governance institutions, through the use of different dialogue platforms and capacity building initiatives.