Capacity building Workshops

This year, the young participants will have the opportunity to develop their skills in 12 capacity building workshops.

  1. New models of social business – companies as development actors in Africa
    29 October 2013, 2.30 to 4.30pm, Room IX - UNESCO Headquarters, Paris, France

    Organised by the UNESCO Africa Department.
  2. Accelerate an innovative project with social impact with a challenge-solving workshop
    29 October 2013, 2.30 to 4.30pm, Room VII - UNESCO Headquarters, Paris, France

    Learn how to run a challenge-solving workshop and engage people to help innovative social entreprises in your city/country, thanks to MakeSense. This method is being used in 86 cities in the world for 373 social entrepreneurs so far. You can bring this method back home to solve the local complex social issue.
  3. Water Cooperation and Capacity Building
    29 October 2013, 2.30 to 5.30pm, Room XI - UNESCO Headquarters, Paris, France

    This session by the UNESCO Science Sector will consist of a capacity building workshop on water. Young leaders and professionals will promote the development of skills for water cooperation, especially via interactive games and exercises. This session also provide an opportunity to share experiences and perspectives on the role of Youth in water security and cooperation
  4. Engineering in Action for Youth - Hands-on Experiments in Engineering
    30 October 2013, 10.00 to 12.00 am, Room VI - UNESCO Headquarters, Paris, France

    This session by the UNESCO Science Sector will be organized in partnership with EWB UK, the World Federation of Engineering Organisations (WFEO) Youth Committee and SAWomeEng. It will provide fun, hands-on engineering activities that will involve group work as well as building models and scenarios that influence our life and choices of today. There will also be open discussion on the involvement and role that youth and young women play in the future of Science and Engineering and how to enhance this role. A session on personal development and creating an elevator pitch for new ideas will be hosted to complement the technical nature of the workshop.
  5. Unlocking your creative potential
    30 October 2013, 9.00 to 11.00 am, Room VII - UNESCO Headquarters, Paris, France

    The purpose of this training session by the UNESCO Culture Sector is to unlock the creative potential of youth through creative writing and spoken word. Participants will be provided with the tools and guidance necessary to express what inspires them and develop their creative potential.
  6. A picture is worth a thousand words
    30 October 2013, 9.00 to 11.00 am, Room VIII - UNESCO Headquarters, Paris, France

    During this session the UNESCO Culture Sector will provide practical and easy-to-use tips on how to use photography as a communication tool for project managers. The participants will learn how to document and communicate about their projects effectively through the use of photographic images.
  7. Active Citizen Frameworkshop
    31 October 2013, 9.00 to 11.00 am, Room IV - UNESCO Headquarters, Paris, France

    The JCI Active Citizen FrameWorkshop brings issues relevant to participants and their communities to the forefront. Participants are empowered through engaging speakers, innovative videos and interactive activities to brainstorm concrete actions that can be a sustainable solution to local and global challenges. Activities throughout the workshop focus on developing the skills needed to analyze community needs, brainstorm sustainable and collaborative solutions, and taking concrete action with partners.
  8. YouthMobile Workshop
    31 October 2013, 9.00 to 11.00 am, Room VI - UNESCO Headquarters, Paris, France

    The workshop by the UNESCO Communication and Information Sector will be focused on the presentation of the phenomenon of mobile phone technology, mobile apps. YouthMobile Initiative aims to engage youth to develop the next generation of dynamic mobile apps for sustainable development and job creation. It will be presented by Dorothy Gordon from the Ghana-India Centre for Excellence in ICT and assisted by 2 young experts in mobile apps. Find out here
  9. Pass the mike: Youth Radio Workshop
    31 October 2013, 10.00 to 13.00 am, Room VII - UNESCO Headquarters, Paris, France

    During Youth Radio Workshop by the UNESCO Communication and Information Sector, young participants will learn more about «Linking Generations Through Radio: a Toolkit from Africa», produced by UNESCO. They will discover how to produce audio pieces for radio and have a chance to record their own ones. The best clips will be presented to the public on World Radio Day 2014.
  10. Youth empowerment and skills for green jobsGet engaged with the UN Global Action Programme on Education for Sustainable Development.
    31 October 2013, 10.00 to 12.30 am, Room VIII - UNESCO Headquarters, Paris, France

    The session by UNESCO Education Sector will introduce youth delegates to the opportunities ESD and green skills open up to youth. In particular it will discuss youth as a priority action area of the future Global Action programme on ESD. It will involve three parts:
    • Education and skills for Sustainable Development
    • The future of ESD: Youth as a priority action area of the Global Action Programme
    • Youth empowerment and skills development within the Global Action Programme on ESD
  11. Improv your life
    31 October 2013, 9.00 to 11.00 am, Room VIIIbis - UNESCO Headquarters, Paris, France

    The purpose of this training session by the UNESCO Culture Sector is to empower youth while they use art to give their experiences and dreams a voice. By developing improvisational plays with the participants, the facilitator will be able to provide young people with the tools necessary to express through art what inspires them and develop their creative potential.
  12. Towards a successful youth social  entrepreneurship project
    31 October 2013, 9.00 to 11.00 am, Room IX - UNESCO Headquarters, Paris, France

    Through this workshop, African Business Club aims to equip young people with skills on how to conceptualize, formalize, implement and manage a social enterprise by offering them a starter kit to manage their projects which is easy to use, and effective.
    The objectives of the workshop are to:
    • Offer a simplified youth friendly approach covering the entire project cycle from the idea to the implementation
    • Identify and address key factors necessary for the proper execution of tasks inherent in the project
    • Apply methodologies learnt through practical case studies
    • Inspire young people through sharing experiences in view of enabling them to start new social project or improve on their ongoing projects.
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