The Youth Movement for Transparency, Asia-Pacific (YMTA) was established by a group of youths and representatives of seven chapters of Transparency International (TI) in January 2015 at the International Youth Camp on “Youth Empowerment for Transparency and Integrity (YETI).” The organization, encompassing Cambodia, Vietnam, Malaysia, Papua New Guinea, the Philippines, Indonesia, and Pakistan, aims to increase awareness of corruption among youth in the region and actively engage them in the promotion of transparency and integrity. YMTA shares the vision of the global TI’s movement: that is a world in which government, business, civil society and the daily lives of people are free of corruption.

The Youth Engagement and Support under Bhutan Transparency Initiative joined the wider Asia Pacific network of Youth (YMTA) to take part in an online campaign to promote Transparency, Accountability, and Integrity. As a part of the program, Bhutan Transparency Initiative carried out the following activities to keep the youth members engaged form 16/11/2017 – 9/12/2017.

  1. Youth Forum
  2. Group Competition on production of advocacy videos
  3. Production of documentary on Favoritism and Nepotism
  4. Commemoration of International Anti-Corruption Day

Following are the objective of YMTA Bhutan

  • Informed Youths on Corruption and its effect
  • Informed Youths on YMTA activities and YMTA social media pages published in Bhutan
  • Qualitative understanding of corruption form Youths perspective through creative competition
  • Public awareness on corruption through informative documentary
  • Enhance active participation of youths during International Anti-Corruption Day by involving more than 200 youth participants

YMTA Bhutan was launched on 16/11/2017 by the board members and Executive Director of Bhutan Transparency Initiative. 30 youths took part in the YMTA Bhutan program with the theme “My Hands are Clean, Are Yours?”