National Youth Council of Malawi

Zomba Vocation Training Center is a member of the National Youth Council of Malawi which is an umbrella body for all NGOs working with the youth in Malawi.

The National Youth Council of Malawi (NYCOM) was established after the government realized that there was an immediate need for proper coordination of youth programs, following the mushrooming of various youth-serving and youth-led organizations and an exponential rise in the interest of other non-state actors to participate in the youth sector.

The Council exists as an implementing arm of the Ministry for youth, currently part of the Ministry of Labour, Youth, and Sports. NYCOM is a key institution for ensuring efficient and effective implementation, coordination, and evaluation of various youth programs in Malawi. NYCOM is mandated to register youth organizations and coordinate, promote and regulate youth work in Malawi.