The importance of youth participation in decision making process in nation building should not be underestimated. Studies have shown that majority of youth do not enjoy full citizenship due to their inability to exercise their full rights as citizens to participate, voice opinions, and influence decisions on issues affecting the nation. Studies also show that the roles of media, in particular new media, have changed the landscape of the way the citizens exercise their rights and participate in a civil society. As such, there is a need to study the important roles of media in empowering youth to engage more in nation building. Efforts must be undertaken to ensure that various authorities and institutions support and engage youth, particularly those come from marginalised communities to utilize various types of media positively as tools to facilitate their participation.
To address these issues, a research was conducted to identify ways of how to increase youth participation in the nation's social and political agendas at national and regional levels through media utilization. Specifically, this project attempts to identify the current status of youth participation in the country, determine the ideal roles of marginalized youth participation in the social and political settings, reveal the existing and changing participation norms of the marginalised youth, implement strategies and programmes that promote marginalized youth participation in schools, communities, and the government's transformation plan by utilizing various media tools that are managed and produced by youths, and develop and propose specific policy and good practices on media in support of youth participation.