Call for applications for the 2017 edition of the UNAOC Fellowship Program

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Dear Members,

Warm greetings from WAY Headquarters!

Please find below the call for application for the 2017 edition of the UNAOC Fellowship Program.

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The United Nations Alliance of Civilizations (UNAOC) has launched the Call for Applications for the 2017 edition of its Fellowship Programme. The Call is open to young civil society leaders between 25 to 35 years old, from the Middle East, North Africa, Europe and North America, with a strong interest in intercultural exchanges. The theme of the Fellowship 2017 being “The role of civil society and the media in combatting hatred and fostering inclusion”, candidates must also be able to present professional achievements in these fields.

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The Call will lead to the selection of two groups of twelve participants from Europe, North-America (EUNA) on one end, and from the Middle East and North-Africa (MENA) on the other end. Participants from each geographic area will travel to their counterparts’ region.

The goal of the Fellowship is to provide participants with first hand exposure to cultural diversity, while interacting with a wide range of local actors and partners. In every country they visit, participants will acquire crucial comprehension tools to help them understand the plurality of their host country’s culture, politics, society, religion, and media.

Candidates have until Sunday May 21st 2017 11:59pm EST to apply.

For more information please visit https://fellowship.unaoc.org/apply/.

UNLEASH: A new global sustainability initiative with 1,000 top talents

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Dear members,  

Warm greetings from the World Assembly of Youth (WAY) headquarters in Melaka, Malaysia!

We are pleased to introduce you to a new global talent initiative called UNLEASH. In short, UNLEASH is a global non-profit initiative aiming to address the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) by bringing 1,000 young global talents together to innovate and collaborate on new solutions to the world’s most pressing challenges. Each year leading up to 2030, 1,000 selected top talents from academia, business, and civil society will come together for an immersive 9 days of co-creation and problem-solving and develop solutions to the SDGs.

The event will kick off in Denmark, tentatively followed by Silicon Valley, Singapore and Mumbai, and end in New York City in 2030. UNLEASH aspires to gather the world’s best young talents and leaders. There are 1,000 talents that will meet in Denmark from August 13-21, 2017 to co-create new breakthrough solutions to the Sustainable Development Goals. The talents will work on focus areas like education, health or energy.

Please find attached herewith an invitation for your perusal and action. Also, please feel free to visit their website: https://unleash.org/ and / or use the following links for further information and application: TwitterFacebook, and LinkedIn.

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Join "Impact ASEAN" Youth Volunteering Innovation Challenge

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Hello, 

United Nations Volunteers Regional Office: Asia and the Pacific invites young people in the ASEAN countries to join the challenge! Under the theme “Impact ASEAN”, Youth Volunteering Innovation Challenge (YVIC) supports young volunteers to catalyze youth-led innovation for social impact and sustainable development by providing access to mentors and capital they need to scale up their projects. 

We are looking for teams from ASEAN countries whose projects have already been prototyped and are in the implementation and growth stage. 10 teams will be selected to receive further technical support during the regional workshop in June in Bangkok, Thailand. After the workshop, 3 winning teams will receive funding worth up to 10,000 USD and mentorship for the duration of 3 months. 

If your projects address one or more of the following focus areas, don't forget to apply by May1, 2017!

  • Localization of the SDGs
  • Sustainable behavior
  • Developing skills for life and work 

For further questions, please don't hesitate to contact us.

  • More information about YVIC: link
  • Event on Facebook: link
  • Online application: link

Global Shapers Community Annual Survey

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Dear members,
Greetings from the World Assembly of Youth, and Global Shapers Community Kuala Lumpur Hub, an initiative of the World Economic Forum!
Every year, the Global Shapers Community carries out an Annual Survey to explore two key questions: what do young people think about the world, and what do they want to do about it?
The main aims of the Annual Survey include understanding the perspectives of young people in a changing world, and contributing to youth-oriented policy making and reforms.
The Annual Survey is divided into three parts:
1.      7 background questions;
2.      60 core questions, taking approximately 10 minutes to complete; and
3.      An optional pathway consisting between 12 and 25 questions.
The Annual Survey is centered around five main themes:
1.      Global economic outlook;
2.      Governance and civil engagement;
3.      Values and society;
4.      Business and workplace; and
5.      Technology and innovation
Kindly disseminate the Annual Survey to your members, specifically those from age 18 to 35. The link to the Annual Survey is as follow: