Empowering Young People in Burundi: a Series of Field Training

Youth Drive Change

Training for young women and young men from over thirty municipalities in Burundi will be provided, during the whole month of March in 4 provinces of the country, by a dozen trainers who received training themselves in February 2013.

In close collaboration with the Burundian Ministry of Youth, Sports and Culture, the first phase of this project was held from 11 to 16 February 2013, with the training of ten national trainers, members of the Youth Network in Action for Peace, Reconciliation and Development (REJA), which includes more than 150 youth clubs located throughout Burundi.

Throughout the month of March, these ten resource persons are will form, in turn, young people identified in all municipalities of 4 of the 5 common provinces of Burundi, either because they are members of a youth organization or a women organization, or because they represent a religious congregation or are local elected representatives or delegates of a local government.

In the province of Bujumbura Rural (11 municipalities), Gitega (11 municipalities), Muramvya (5 municipalities) and Mwaro (6 municipalities), 163 young people will be trained to work as "apostles of peace" in their respective communities which will therefore benefit from lessons taught in Kirundi on topics as vital to "learning to live together" as civic education, dialogue and cultural diversity, peaceful resolution of conflicts, democracy, good governance, youth participation in decision-making, and the fight against corruption or voter education.

Developed by UNESCO, in partnership with UNFPA, UNICEF and UNDP, the project is part of the common plan for the activities of the Inter-Agency Group of the United Nations on Education, Youth and HIV/AIDS.


Type of Event Category 7-Seminar and Workshop
Start 04.03.2013 08:00 local time
End 30.03.2013 17:00 local time
Date to be fixed 0
Focal point Matuturu, Yvonne
Organizer UNESCO
Contact Yvonne Matuturu, y.matuturu@unesco.org
Country Burundi
City 33 Cities
Venue Chefs lieu des provinces : Jenda pour Bujumbura Rural, Gitega, Muramvya et Mwaro
Permanent Delegation Contact
Major Programme
Language of Event
Estimated number of participants 163
Official Website
Link 1 UNESCO: Acting with and for Youth
Link 2 Empowering Young People: Training of Trainers, Bujumbura, Burundi, 11-16 February 2013
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