The Center for Youth Advocacy and Networking (CYAN) is a youth-led and youth-serving institution of youth organizations and individuals that share a common aspiration for empowered young people for societal change.
CYAN is guided by the principles of democratic persuasion, shared accountabilities, mutual trust and collective leadership.
CYAN is a community of learners who openly shares ideas, competencies and knowledge to effectively engage institutional processes and meaningfully contribute in social change.
It is an institution that facilitates organizational growth, gender-fair initiatives, grassroots approaches, creative strategies and overcoming challenges among network organizations.
As a non-stock, non-profit non-governmental organization, CYAN was established in 15 January 2005.