Are you a leader with a vision? Do you want to make a change? Apply to the Global Youth Leaders Forum 2017

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Kathmandu, June 20, 2017: Jagriti Child and Youth Concern Nepal (JCYCN) in collaboration with Association of Youth Organizations Nepal (AYON), Track Nepal and Youth Federation for World Peace(YFWP) is organizing Global Youth Leaders Forum from August 8-11 in Kathmandu.

The programme is being held with the theme ‘Sustainable Development and Entrepreneurship’. The Global Youth Leaders Forum is currently inviting applicants from across the globe with an aim to support young leaders in the world by giving them the tools and methods they need in their work for a sustainable and peaceful society.

Background:

Youth constitute one-third of world’s total population, and it is often seen that youth are one of the major actors of conflict or any sort of political changes along with peace building process. However, youth most of the time, are considered as trouble makers but not peace makers.

Equally, youth constitute a growing proportion of world’s population with larger numbers than ever before and they will shape the world of tomorrow. The world has been experiencing a rapid development in social and economic spheres over the course of recent decades.

Nevertheless, significant numbers of youth across the world are facing a variety of obstacles in their access to employment, education, health care, and other resources. Youth of this region often remain at the margin with regard to the participation in the creation of development policies. The inclusion of youth in decision-making is unsatisfactory. Many researchers have shown that these problems are responsible for the engagements of youth in risky behavior. Such unfavorable situation may lead to the involvement of youths themselves in wrong or illegal practices or used by others to do so. The same region is responsible for the low outcome in controlling and eliminating terrorism and criminal activities.

In this context, Global Youth Leaders Forum is being organized to provide a platform for the young people to discuss, understand, share, find solutions and develop strategies on issues pertaining the active citizenship, empowering girls & women, provide voice to the disabled, and look beyond man-made barriers of race, religion and nationalities for common good of all. The programme will bring and allow the young people from different countries to exchange views, share experiences on other issues like gender equality, environment, nonviolence, peace, education, women, and reflect together. Similarly, the participants will learn in a group from merited facilitators and from each other, through workshops, practical exercises and hands-on performance.

Mission:

There are capable young leaders in every global community, who can become catalyst or ‘Agents of Change’. So, the mission of the programme is to bring those leaders from different countries together to ‘Enhance the Unity of Global Youth’ and to support young leaders in the world by giving them the tools and methods they need in their work for a sustainable and peaceful society.

Major Themes of GYLF 2017:
  • Role of youth in promoting the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).
  • Good Health and Well-being.
  • Role of youth in implementing UNSC Resolution 2250.
  • Social Entrepreneurship.
  • Role of youth in promoting the child friendly society.
  • Youth and migration.
Objectives of GYLF2017:
  • To encourage dialogue amongst young leaders, and strive to create the next generation of nonviolent peacemakers.
  • To provide challenging intercultural learning experiences for young people.
  • To promote the role of youth in promoting SDGs globally.
  • To analyze the opportunities and challenges for the betterment of child friendly society.
  • To advocate youth regarding the youth, peace and security: UNSC Resolution 2250.
  • To advocate youth about safe migration.
Outcomes/benefits:
  • An opportunity to develop an international network of people who wish to make a positive difference in the world.
  • An emphasis on active global citizenship
  • The development of a learning community that challenges our usual assumptions and inspires new thinking about the underlying causes of global problems.
  • Get tools and methods about good health and how to create a sustainable and peaceful world.
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  • All participants will receive Certificate and support material.
  • The Global Youth Forum will provide them a platform for increased cross-fertilization of ideas. So that they become true global citizens in thinking and action and Volunteer to co-create a future equal to their vast potential.
  • There will be involvement of youth volunteers from Nepal so that it will be easy for the delegates to feel friendly and understand Nepalese culture.
  • The festival will also provide young people to discuss the problems of each other’s and find a creative solution.
  • A final declaration will be prepared as a conclusion of the discussion and will be submitted to the governments of respective countries and other stakeholders.
  • The declaration will be shared with the locals to raise awareness.
Methodology: 

During their visit, Young Leaders would get a chance to visit Nepali institutions, participate in workshops, meet key policymakers and interact with other young people driving change around the world. Likewise, creative workshops with paper presentation of delegates and resources persons, cooperative-games, action-based activities, volunteer action and building cross-cultural relationships. Cultural performance regarding different cross-cutting issues will be shown.

Eligibility:

Youth delegates with no age limit from all over the world can apply for the Global Youth Leaders Forum. Applicants should have a strong interest in exchanging on best practice and the developing and learning of new ways of working on the issue and to think ‘out-of-the-box’. A selection committee will select 100 participants from the list of applicants.

The participation fee is 100$ for SAARC counties (Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Bhutan, India, Maldives, Nepal, Pakistan, Sri Lanka) and 130$ for other countries that includes your accommodation, food during the forum and City tour in Kathmandu.

To apply:

You can send your letter of motivation, your CV, a passport size photograph and a scanned copy of your passport or identity card or birth certificate to gylf2017nepal@gmail.com

Deadline: July 25, 2017

For further details, send an email to gylf2017nepal@gmail.com or ring the organizers at +977-9860784333.

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