Applications Open for Regional Youth Conference on Peace and Security

Deadline: 24 February 2019

Applications are open for regional youth conference on peace and security to enable young people to better understand social change through democratic institutions and appreciate the views of others locally and globally.

Young people at the conference will take part in interactive workshops on community cohesion, active citizenship, leadership, digital literacy and preventing violent extremism. The event also includes a day-long simulation of the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting (CHOGM) where debates will focus on international peace and security.

The Commonwealth Secretariat and the Royal Commonwealth Society will host a four-day Commonwealth Youth Dialogue Conference: Youth Workshop on International Peace and Security and Building Community Resilience from the Ground Up, in Kuala Lumpur from 1-4 April. The conference aims to build the capacity of emerging young leaders to bridge communities, lead action and prevent violent extremism through dialogue.

Participants will gain a better understanding of their role as actors to prevent and counter violent extremism through informal and creative means. Following the summit, they will be expected to deliver future youth-led activities for their peers to help counter violent radicalization.

Eligibility Criteria

  • Applicants must be 18-22 years old;
  • Applicants must a citizen and resident of Bangladesh, Brunei Darussalam, India, Malaysia, Pakistan, Sri Lanka or Singapore;
  • Applicants must have an interest in peace-building and have some prior experience of participating in social action projects;
  • All expenses will be paid including travel and accommodation.

How to Apply

Applicants can apply via given website.

For further information, please visit https://bit.ly/2GyQIrP

  • Avatar ELLISON. VAHI says:

    so the application is only applicable for the countries mentioned. what if i’m a solomon islander and really wanted to apply for the training?

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