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UN Youth Engagement and Empowerment Programme for South Asia & Southeast Asia

Ana Isabel Paraguay
Posted August 30, 2021 from Brazil
Expired on September 9, 2021
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The Youth Engagement and Empowerment Programme (YEEP), an innovative initiative of the United Nations Counter-Terrorism Centre (UNCCT), issued its call for applications in South Asia and Southeast Asia to expand its signature Peer-to-Peer (P2P) model and tap into the talent pool of young peacebuilders in the region.

The programme’s P2P model promotes effective youth engagement by enabling youth to rise as leaders in their own communities, to take ownership of their own initiatives, and to become the programme’s primary implementing partners.

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The Youth Engagement and Empowerment Programme (YEEP) focuses on maximizing engagement and local partnerships for youth.

Invited to apply are youth from South Asia and Southeast Asia that meet the following requirements:
1. Being between 18 and 29 years of age;
2. Having a passion and proven record promoting peacebuilding, conflict resolution and social inclusion;
3. Working at an NGO or similar institution focused on relationship-building;
4. Having access to a network of youth in South Asia or Southeast Asia;
5. Possessing previous facilitation experience with youth;
6. Possessing work experience on youth-specific issues, in a formal or informal setting, including volunteer work.

Please note YEEP is not necessarily looking for the most experienced applicants, as the programme is seeking to establish a diverse group.

The hybrid training course combines self-paced reading, live webinars, exercises, training videos, and ongoing coaching and mentoring from UNCCT Youth Engagement Specialists.

Its aim is to prepare the selected youth as facilitators who would organize and lead their own peer-to-peer workshops.

The YEEP offers a comprehensive online training course that consists of the following modules:
• Introduction
• Violent extremism
• Youth
• Gender
• Facilitation
• Teamwork
• Building your workshop
• Implementing your workshop
• Writing your report.

The full course involves a 5-week online course, which can potentially culminate in an in-person event.

Submission deadline: 10 September 2021.

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Ana Isabel Paraguay
Aug 30
Aug 30

Friendly reminders:
1. Find and analyze open and closed calls that interest you. Try to discover:
• what they have in common, and
• how you can think ahead / plan to apply = increase your chances of success!
2. Gather or update paperwork (certificates, attests, statements, resumes, etc.) and information usually required by calls such this one;
3. Write - baby steps... - and discuss a project draft, to validate within your group the priorities of the proposal(s) and to train your grant writing skills as well;
4. Do not wait to find a call and then start writing your proposal / project. Start NOW!
5. Do visit regularly the World Pulse website to make customized searches for grant opportunities. How?
a) Click on the Menu (left upper corner);
b) Type the name of your country in the search area (blank space); click enter;
c) Click on Filters;
d) Click on Resource;
e) Browse the results (opportunities) that will show up, by chronological order of posting;
6. Spread the word about your failures and achievements in grant requests. Yes, tell these stories too... They will enlighten and inspire your network;
7. Share the opportunities that do not apply to you but can interest others;
8. Instead of copying this posting in order to share it, please forward the link of this page. Hence more people will get to know World Pulse, this website and/or its Resource section.
Best regards,
Ana Isabel

Jill Langhus
Sep 01
Sep 01

Thanks, Ana.