Announcements

Youth Dividend gets nominated - 50 most inspiring ideas and solutions that deliver for girls and women
In conjunction with International Womens day, our project Youth and the Millennium Development Goals has been nominated as top idea for girls and women for Women Deliver. Youth Dividend has been nominated in Women Deliver 50 inspiring ideas for girls and women, under 10 Educational Initiatives categories. Hira and I need your votes on your favorite 50. Voting will end on 6pm EST, March 2nd, and winners will be announced on March 8th, International Womens Day. Please vote Youth Dividend as one of the top 50 inspiring ideas and solutions that deliver for girls and women. 

Thank you for your cooperation!

Announcement

Youth & MDGs LOCALIZATION: Africa

Pictures from our on-going course in Kenya, Ghana and Malawi

Round 2 MDG Advocates meet at II Youth Volunteering Convention

Youth & Millennium Development Goals Round 2 Advocates Doris Manu from Romania, and Ruth Hennel from United Kingdom held in Brussels, September 2011!!

Announcement Winners Round 2

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Dear All,

As a part of the UNFPA, Youth Action for Change and Youth Dividends Youth and Millennium Development Goals Round II e-course, we are pleased to announce the winners of the final e-course project. 

You must know that the whole team were impressed by the project ideas everyone came up with in their own communities. We received 30 project proposals, which were carefully reviewed by the technical team UNFPA with support from Youth Dividend & Youth Action for Change mentioned at the start of the program. Clichéd or not, everyone who submitted their project is a winner in our book!

Without any order, the 2 grant winners are:

 Jean Pierre Imanishimwe from Rwanda
 Young women in Action for Social Advancement (YWASA)

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                                                 Jecel Censoro from Philippines
                              Crowd of Condoms: The RH (Reproductive Health) Movement


These were the most well thought projects and have the most potential to promote the MDGs, not just one, but several at a time in an integrated way. Lets give both of them a big round of virtual applause for participation in the e-course and amazing us with their contribution. Our team will get in touch with you two to process the funding.

Congratulations to all of you and thank you for participating in the e-course. Special thanks goes to the experts for giving their valuable time and comments for the e-course. For further questions please do not hesitate to contact us.

Best,

The E-learning Team.

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Free Online Grant-giving Short Course on “Youth and the MDGs” ROUND 3
Brought to you by Youth Action for Change, UNFPA & Youth Dividend

Register Now (SEE BELOW)!

Course Dates: 
1st Session: 2nd May, 2011 to 31st May, 2011
2nd Session: August 2011
(Please choose one session to participate when applying)

Course Description:

This course is designed for young people aged 18-30 who are actively involved in making a difference in their communities. The course aims to help its participants learn about the UN’s 8 Millennium Development Goals (MDGs), their specific targets, and their importance as a framework for global development. The course will then focus on how young people can work towards contributing to the MDGs, what can be done locally, and the potential for young people to make a difference. The course will be led by young professionals from UNDP and UNFPA and will also draw on local experts from UNDP and other UN organizations and will combine theoretical and practical knowledge. The course will be restricted to 40 participants chosen by application – preference is given to participants who are active in their communities and who intend to use the course material to help them make a difference in their communities. Participants must be able to attend all sessions of thecourse and complete homework tasks in order to obtain a certificate of completion. Participants must also have regular internet access (at least 5 hours per week) to join course sessions. Students who may also be disadvantaged are also encouraged to apply.

About the course sponsors:

UNFPA, the United Nations Population Fund, is an international development agency that promotes the right of every woman, man and youth to enjoy a life of health and equal opportunity.

Youth Action for Change is a global, youth-led organization inspiring and empowering young people worldwide to become active agents of change in their own communities, so as to be able to tackle the issues affecting them and the world at large.

Youth Dividend is a dynamic youth led organization in Pakistan working to develop, inform, inspire and mobilize young people through leadership training, peer education, awareness raising, skill building, policy and  advocacy.  

Application (HOW TO APPLY):

Register your interest in participating in this online course by reading the YAC student guide attached and completing the online application form at [ http://kwiksurveys.com?u=MDGCOURSE ]  by the 24th April 2011. Successful participants will be notified by the 30th April, 2011.

Our student guide can also be downloaded here [ http://tinyurl.com/2brn6dm ]
 

Call for Nominations: Orientation workshop on PRSPs (Open for Pakistani Nationals only.

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UNFPA Pakistan is pleased to announce an orientation workshop on Pakistan Poverty Reduction Strategy Papers (PRSP) . The workshop is being organized to familiarize relevant stakeholders with the PRSP of Pakistan and draw attention of policy makers towards poverty issues faced by young people, given that youth development a priority in the national development plans and goals. Youth Dividend & UNFPA will be launching an e-course for young people in Pakistan on PRSPs Deadline 10th April, 2011

Nominations are invited from
- Young people (age 18-25) from youth organizations/networks across Pakistan
- Officials from Govt. departments and ministries (Grade17-19)
- Members of Civil Society Organizations (CSOs) and INGOs personnel working at managerial   level on policy advocacy.  

A copy of CV along with a short letter of intent explaining interest in the workshop is required along with the nominations by 10th April, 2011. Kindly send your application to Ms. Sadia Atta Mehmood, National Programme Officer at mehmood@unfpa.org. For details regarding the workshop please contact Ms. Hira Hafeez ur Rehman, Coordinator, Youth Advisory Panel, UNFPA at hirahur@gmail.com

Workshop details can be found in the announcement below, please circulate widely.


 

unfpa_pakistan_call_for_nominations_-_workshop_on_prsps_april_2011.pdf
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UNFPA, Youth Action for Change & Youth Dividend brings you the Second Round of the new online course on  "Youth and the MDGs".Don’t waste your time: read and apply! Please see below for details and register now!

Free Online Short Course on “Youth and the MDGs” Brought to you by UNFPA, Youth Action for Change & Youth DividendRegister Now (SEE BELOW)!

Course Dates: 13th March – 8th April

Course Description:This course is designed for young people aged 18-30 who are actively involved in making a difference in their communities. The course aims to help its participants learn about the UNs 8 Millennium Development Goals (MDGs), their specific targets, and their importance as a framework for global development. The course will then focus on how young people can work towards contributing to the MDGs, what can be done locally, and the potential for young people to make a difference. The course will be led by young professionals from UNDP and UNFPA and will also draw on local experts from UNDP and other UN organizations and will combine theoretical and practical knowledge. The course will be restricted to 25 participants chosen by application - preference is given to participants who are active in their communities and who intend to use the course material to help them make a difference in their communities. Participants must be able to attend all sessions of the course and complete homework tasks in order to obtain a certificate of completion. Participants must also have regular internet access (at least 5 hours per week) to join course sessions. Students who may also be disadvantaged are also encouraged to apply. This course will help students in designing and implementing their own MDG related community development projects. The top 2 to 3 projects will receive small grants to support in their implementation courtesy of UNFPA.

About the course sponsors:
UNFPA, the United Nations Population Fund, is an international development agency that promotes the right of every woman, man and youth to enjoy a life of health and equal opportunity.
Youth Action for Change is a global, youth-led organization inspiring and empowering young people worldwide to become active agents of change in their own communities, so as to be able to tackle the issues affecting them and the world at large.
Youth Dividend is a dynamic youth led organization in Pakistan working to develop, inform, inspire and mobilize young people through leadership training, peer education, awareness raising, skill building, policy and advocacy. 

Application (HOW TO APPLY): http://www.kwiksurveys.com/online-survey.php?surveyID=IIEHIL_40e44dbf

Register your interest in participating in this online course by reading the YAC student guide attached and completing the online application form at tiny by the 4th of March 2011. Successful participants will be notified by the 11th of March. Apply fast as only the first 100 applications will be considered.For any further details please contact hirahur@gmail.com or hajrahur@gmail.com

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Were pleased to bring you new course to kick-start our 2011 courses program! Please see the link above for details and Register now! Deadline: 4th March, 2011
Free Online Short Course on “Youth and the MDGs”
Brought to you by UNFPA Pakistan, YAC & Youth Dividend

 

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Call for Applications: Changing Mindsets on Gender Based Violence through Alternative Media Monitoring, Leadership Peer Education

Applications are invited for the 1st training workshop on “Changing Mindsets on Gender Based Violence through Alternative
Media Monitoring, Leadership and Peer Education!” . This training will be held on 27th November, 2010 (9:00 am – 5:00 pm) in Lahore.

Training Venue:
The training will be held in the “HEAVEN HOTEL, Defense Housing Authority (DHA)”, Lahore

Who Can Apply?
Young people between 15-24 years who fulfill the following criteria can apply for the workshop.
• Must be a Pakistani National residing in Lahore
• Available for the workshop on 27th November, 2010
• Must be motivated to work on women issues particularly Gender based violence
• Affiliated with an NGO/CBO, school, college, university or Network working
• Can read and write and have internet access (at least once a week)·
• Have sound character and believe in volunteer work
• Have the ability to work in a team particularly in diverse group
• Respect to other’s opinion, culture, faith, gender and also experience
• Willing to contribute to the development of the women and prevention of GBV in Pakistan

How to Apply?

If you fulfill the above stated criteria, and think yourself the best candidate, email the following documents
to peers_tot_gbv@yahoo.com before the deadline
• A Motivation Letter (mentioning your experience particularly as peer educator, achievements, your
expectations from the workshop, why you are interested to work on GBV, and how you can
contribute to the development of women and in prevention of GBV)
• Brief CV/RESUME (No more than 3 pages)
• A Short Biography (Introduction), One Paragraph only and
• A Picture

Please note that the last date to apply for the training is 24 November, 2010

The training is presented to you by UNFPA, Uks Research Centre, Chanan Development Association, Youth Dividend and Y-PEER International

For details and queries please feel free to write to us at hirahur@gmail.comsanasohail456@yahoo.com, peer_tot_gbv@yahoo.com


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The International Year of Youth and the MDGs 25 years

The United Nations proclaimed an International Year of Youth starting on 12 August 2010. In its resolution the General Assembly called on governments, civil society, individuals and communities worldwide to support activities at local and international levels to mark the event. Under the theme ‘Dialogue and Mutual Understanding,’ the Year aims to encourage dialogue and understanding across generations and promote the ideals of peace, respect for human rights and freedoms, and solidarity. It encourages young people to dedicate themselves to fostering progress, including the attainment of the UN Millennium Development Goals (MDGs), which seek to slash a host of social ills, ranging from extreme poverty and hunger to maternal and infant mortality to lack of access to education and health care, all by 2015.

Our Mission

"To contribute to education, advocacy and training using innovative approaches and engaging professionals and young people to expand the knowledge base in the fields of international development"

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Contact us for any queries at


hirahur@gmail.com
hajrahur@gmail.com