Deadline: 31 March 2019
The Asia-Pacific Centre of Education for International Understanding (APCEIU) is seeking applications for its 5th Youth Leadership Workshop on GCED (Global Citizenship Education) from 3 to 9 June 2019.
The one-week Workshop aims to build capacity of dynamic youth leaders around the world to identify strategies to achieve Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), specifically Target 4.7, and to carry out innovative initiatives on fostering global citizenship and human rights. While enabling participants to deepen their understanding of GCED, the Workshop allows the young leaders to play a major role and become part of a wider network of youth leaders for GCED.
- To deepen youth leaders understanding of global citizenship and human rights.
- To provide a forum for participating youth leaders to discuss and establish action plans suitable for the implementation of GCED at local, national, and regional levels.
- To identify innovative youth-led initiatives on GCED in different regions.
- Youth participants’ capacity enhanced in implementing GCED at local and global levels.
- Increased commitment of youth participants in fostering global citizenship and human rights.
- Action plans developed by sub-groups for the implementation of follow-up activities.
- Regional youth initiatives identified in cooperation with the GCED Youth Network.
- APCEIU will provide accommodations, meals and local transportation for all participants during the workshop.
- APCEIU will also cover the round-trip international airfare to and from Seoul, Korea.
- However, participants are responsible for domestic travel expenses to and from the international airport in their countries and Korean visa application fees.
- Only travel insurance during the workshop will be covered by APCEIU. If participants require or wish to have health insurance during that period, all expenses should be borne individually.
Participants will be selected on the basis of their previous experiences, present engagement and future commitment in educating and engaging with youth for the promotion of GCED at the local and national levels. Applicants should meet the following requirements:
- Born between 1991 and 2000.
- Citizens of the Official Development Aid (ODA) recipient countries.
- Minimum 2 years of active experience in youth activities.
- Completion of the e-learning course titled “Voices of Youth: Youth Advocacy for GCED” on GCED Online Campus.
- Proficiency in spoken and written English.
- Sessions: This part will highlight GCED in the context of SDG 4.7 and the role of youth as both learners and agents of change. Also, by representing each country at the model UNESCO conference, participants will gain opportunity to widen their perspectives and understand different issues on human rights in the context of GCED.
- Action Plan Development: This session will introduce the Youth Advocacy Kit on GCED and GCED Online Campus with interactive exercises. Based on prior knowledge gained from the online course titled “Voices of Youth: Youth Advocacy for GCED,” participants will critically reflect upon the link between identified issues and challenges, and the tools to address them throughout the sessions.
- Study Visit: Participants will make study visits to several selected places in Seoul and its vicinity to enhance their understanding of GCED-related themes as well as to have an opportunity to network with local youth groups.
- Reflection and Synthesis: This session is designed to recap learning points of the past sessions, allowing participants to share reflections with fellow participants and facilitators, and to link across different sessions/segments. It is recommended that participants keep reflective journals during the workshop.
- Cultural Exchanges: The cultural night is an opportunity to build a sense of community among participants while sharing cultural elements and insights with each other. During the workshop, participants will also explore Seoul, visiting some of its cultural heritage sites to examine the cultural aspects of the city and to enhance the mutual understanding through culture.
How to Apply
Interested applicants can apply via given website.
- Africa: Angola, Benin, Botswana, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Cabo Verde, Cameroon, Central African Republic, Chad, Comoros, Congo, Cote d’Ivoire, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Djibouti, Equatorial Guinea, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Gabon, Gambia, Ghana, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Kenya, Lesotho, Liberia, Libya, Madagascar, Malawi, Mali, Mauritania, Mauritius, Mozambique, Namibia, Niger, Nigeria, Rwanda, Sao Tome and Principe, Senegal, Sierra Leone, Somalia, South Africa, South Sudan, Sudan, Tanzania, Togo, Uganda, Zambia, Zimbabwe.
- Arab States: Algeria, Egypt, Iraq, Jordan, Lebanon, Morocco, Palestine, Syrian Arab Republic, Tunisia, Yemen.
- Asia-Pacific: Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Bhutan, Cambodia, China, Cook Islands, Fiji, India, Indonesia, Iran, Kazakhstan, Kiribati, Kyrgyzstan, Laos, Liberia, Malaysia, Maldives, Marshall Islands, Micronesia, Mongolia, Myanmar, Nauru, Nepal, Niue, Pakistan, Palau, Papua New Guinea, Philippines, Samoa, Solomon Islands, Sri Lanka, Tajikistan, Thailand, Timor-Leste, Tonga, Turkmenistan, Tuvalu, Uzbekistan, Vanuatu, Vietnam.
- Europe: Albania, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Georgia, Montenegro, Moldova, Serbia, Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, Turkey, Ukraine.
- Latin America and the Caribbean: Antigua and Barbuda, Argentina, Belize, Brazil, Bolivia, Colombia, Costa Rica, Cuba, Dominica, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, El Salvador, Grenada, Guatemala, Guyana, Haiti, Honduras, Jamaica, Mexico, Nicaragua, Panama, Paraguay, Peru, Saint Lucia, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, Suriname, Venezuela.
For more information, please visit http://www.unescoapceiu.org/board/bbs/board.php?bo_table=m34&wr_id=61&page=0&page=0