Youth Unity for Voluntary
About the Organisation
that development is a continuous struggle to create a
humane society, which sustains all human beings, as well
as nature, where women, men and children enjoy universal
YUVA will empower
the oppressed and the marginalised by facilitating their
organisations and institutions towards building equal
partnerships in the development process ensuring the fulfillment
of the human right to live in security, dignity and peace.
YUVA will also
engage in critical partnerships with the government and
forge alliances with other actors of civil society such
as people's movements, trade unions, women's groups, academic
institutions and the private sector to enable and strengthen
the people's empowerment processes.
About the Board
- The YUVA Board started
off as a ‘founder Board’- people who believed in the
vision of YUVA came together to create the organisation
and formed the Board.
- There has always been
awareness about the role of the Board and this has been
to oversee the organisation, guide and direct policy
and offer strategic advice.
- The Board has been proactive
and not reactive to the organisation at any given point
- It is the supreme point
of authority in the organisation and ratifies all major
- Board members are selected
on the basis of a demonstrated commitment to the voluntary
sector, a belief in YUVA’s vision and willingness to
- Expectations are articulated
and mutually agreed.
- Board members serve no
more than two consecutive terms of four years each.
- Board members are frequently
invited to meet staff, and the communities where YUVA
works as a means to engage them with the organisational
- Staff is encouraged to
interact with the Board and communication is open and
- The CEO is not a member
of the Board and no paid staff of the organisation are
part of the Board
- As the organisation evolved
and grew, there was a consciousness among senior staff
and the founder to look more closely at what the needs
of the Board were, given the stage of development.
- The organisation has undergone
a detailed review process of Board needs and the changes
that were needed to be made.
- Conflict of Interest has
usually been resolved through discussion and a decision
making is usually by consensus
- There is a policy for
disclosure of Interest as well.
YUVA may be
53/2, Nare Park
Municipal School, Opp. Nare Park Ground, Parel, Mumbai
- 400 012 Maharashtra India