UNODC is looking for creative, innovative, and effective youth and community-led initiatives.
#PARTICIPATE4IMPACT is a UNODC initiative enabling youth, youth associations, civil society organizations and academic centres in Egypt, Lebanon, Libya, Palestine, and Sudan to develop innovative initiatives empowering young people, strengthening their resilience and providing social and economic alternatives to drugs, violence, crime and corruption.
- There are 3 competitive categories:
- Youth and community initiatives on the prevention of drug abuse and addiction.
- Youth and community initiatives on the prevention of violence crime, and corruption.
- Youth and community initiatives to empower youth and increase their meaningful participation in addressing social issues in their communities
- The competition offers rewards and incentives for participation at both national and regional levels:
- At the national level, there are three competitive categories for individuals and organizations, with a total of six winners. The three individuals who win in their respective categories will each receive a tablet device. The three organizations that win in their respective categories will each receive support worth $4000 to help implement their initiatives.
- The national winners will get the opportunity to represent their respective countries at the Regional Competition taking place in Cairo.
- At the regional level, there will be two winners: one individual and one organization. The individual winner will receive a laptop device. The organization winner will receive an additional $5000 to further support their initiative.
- All winners will receive a certificate of recognition from UNODC for their efforts toward promoting youth empowerment and social development.
- Additionally, all participants will receive a certificate of participation, acknowledging their valuable contributions to the competition.
- Moreover, participants in the regional competition will also receive “Youth 4 Impact” giveaways to commemorate their participation and achievements.
- Youth between 15 and 29 years of age in high schools, universities, youth centres, gatherings, and networks in the participating countries.
- NGOs, civil society organizations and academic centres concerned with youth empowerment in the participating countries.
For more information, visit United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime.