23.05.2014 - UNESCO Office in Jakarta

Call for Applications for Asia-Pacific Youth Training on Media and Civic Participation



UNESCO invites you and your organization to join the Asia-Pacific Youth Training on Media and Civic Participation that aims to share experiences to promote the culture of peace, develop practical action plans and explore the opportunities that the new media provides to enhance youth participation and civic engagement.

The training is part of the “Global Media Forum: The Role of Media in Realizing the Future We Want For All”, an initiative that aims to define the role of media in the development agenda that will continue the efforts of the Millennium Development Goals after the year 2015.

This capacity development programme is planned in a way in which participants, after joining 5 days of training, will attend and be actively involved in the Global Media Forum conference, where academics, practitioners, government and civil society will analyse the role of media in the implementation of the Post-2015 Development Agenda.

Why Youth?

UNESCO considers young men and women as key actors and partners to contribute to the building of peace, the eradication of poverty, sustainable development and intercultural dialogue. With a firm belief on the potential of youth as a motor for social change, UNESCO aims to contribute to the empowerment of youth in the Asia Pacific Region through the Asia-Pacific Youth Training on Media and Civic Participation. 

Why Media?

UNESCO believes that media has a role in promoting civic participation, democracy and development as well as facilitating intercultural dialogue and building a culture of peace. The new digital and social media is putting in the hands of young men and women a great power of change and progress, as has never before in history. Development challenges keep multiplying, but new media is providing new opportunities and ways for youth to participate and make changes in their communities.

For more information, please see the Call For Applications here.

If interested, please, send the following documents to Sh.jak(at)unesco.org and CC Mr Mikel Aguirre m.aguirre-idiaquez(at)unesco.org before 22 June  2014:

  • Motivation message stating why are you interested to be part of this activity and how can you contribute to it. The message can be in any format, video, letter, audio, ppt, gif, etc. 
  • Brief summary of a successful initiative that you have been involved in and if you did engage with media in the process (max 1 page)
  • Updated CV

In the subject of the email, please write: ASPAC Youth Training on Media and Civic Participation.

UNESCO will announce the selected participants on 30 June 2014.

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