Youth Visioning
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Deadline for applications: 16 November 2008

The following instructions and project proposal application form can be downloaded here [DOC 112 Kb]

Step 1 - Find out if you are eligible

a) Are you a member or leader of a youth organisation?

b) Are you from a Small Island Developing State (SIDS)?

c) Will you be able to finish your project by 31 December 2009?

If you answered 'YES' to all these questions, please continue to the next step. If you answered 'NO' for any of these questions, you will not be eligible for Youth Visioning funding.


STEP 2 – Getting started

a) Download UNESCO's 'HIV and AIDS and Human Rights, Young People in Action Kit' [PDF 1.14Mb]

The 68 page kit presents ideas for youth action on human rights and HIV and AIDS. The kit will be the starting point for you to make a project submission.

b) Read pages 5-9 to learn about the connection between HIV and AIDS and Human Rights.

c) Read pages 10-12 and discuss your priorities and plans for your project with members of your youth organisation. Read the tips on which type of activities creates successful projects.

d) Read pages 13-14 on the Frequently Asked Questions about HIV and AIDS. Discuss these questions with your youth groups.

e) See pages 15-17 for a list of additional resources in case you  need more information.

f) As well, you might find it useful to download the publication 'UNESCO Guidelines on Language and Content in HIV- and AIDS - Related Materials' [PDF 1.08Mb]. It provides guidelines for a harmonised use of language and content in HIV- and AIDS-related materials that reflect an approach to the epidemic which is comprehensive and inclusive, sensitive to the needs and issues of the whole population, but with focused attention on especially vulnerable populations.


Step 3 – Write up your HIV and AIDS project proposal

Download the project proposal template [.doc 91Kb], which includes a blank form, a guideline on how to fill in the form and a sample project proposal. Provide as much detail as possible so that your review process can be done quickly. At the end of this document, we have also provided a guideline and a sample proposal to help you in writing your project proposal.

We are particularly interested in active projects that use exciting and innovative ideas and methods. This may include radio, television, visual arts (eg. dance, puppetry, theatre, painting and drawing, poetry, textile design and fashion); workshops, online multimedia, sports and publicity campaigns. Surprise us!


Step 4 – Send in your project proposal

There are 3 different ways to send in your completed project proposal and any additional documents that you think will assist you in the review process:

1. Email it to:

2. Send it to: Youth Visioning for Island Living, UNESCO SC/PSD/SCS, 1 rue Miollis, Paris 75015, FRANCE

3. Fax it to: (33) 145685808


If Youth Visioning is interested in funding your project, we will shortly contact you with further information. If you have any questions or need assistance in completing your project proposal, please contact Michael Tran by email or telephone (33) 145684064.







This page last updated: 13 October 2008