Online Training for localisation of UNSCR 2250 in Asia-Pacific
1 October 2018 – 5 February 2019
Are you a young peacebuilder who feels a strong commitment to building meaningful intergenerational partnerships for peace? Would you like to build your knowledge and skills to hold meaningful discussions with decision-makers and implement the peacebuilding projects in your communities? If so, UNOY Peacebuilders invites you to apply to participate in Act on 2250, an online training course, which will help you translating international policies into local realities. This training will be held online from the 1st October 2018 to 5th February 2019.
On 9 December 2015 the UN Security Council adopted the resolution 2250 on Youth, Peace and Security. This is great news for young peacebuilders around the world, but a UN Security Council Resolution is not in itself a solution for the exclusion and underrepresentation of young people in peace processes. Localisation of the youth peacebuilding agenda is key to ensure a good implementation of the resolution. During the Asia-Pacific Regional Consultation on Youth, Peace & Security and Progress Study on 2250, the consulted youth called for increasing opportunities, tools and capacities to drive and meaningfully participate in peacebuilding processes around them. These needs must be addressed by institutional actors in the region, but also through capacity development of young activists and leaders.
We propose to help you with this by giving you the tools to localise the youth peacebuilding agenda. The Online Training on Localisation will sharpen your understanding of the international Youth, Peace & Security policy and power relations around youth participation in peacebuilding, build your skills in translating international policy into local reality in a youth-led way, and give you the tools to reach out and influence decision-makers. The training will be led by two trainers with extensive knowledge and experience of linking international policies to the local level implementation, and it will include input from experts on youth peacebuilding as well as advocacy towards decision makers. Participants will have a central role in the training by sharing their own knowledge and ideas, and applying what they’ve learnt in between sessions. The two phases of the training are as follows:
First phase: online learning through readings, webinars and participation in online discussions
Second phase: implementation, connecting with experts and mentors, online discussions, group and one-on-one calls
This training aims to empower young people to begin making use of UNSCR 2250. It is designed for participants with an interest in peacebuilding and strong commitment to translating the policy of UNSCR 2250 into practice.
We are therefore looking for participants from 18 to 30 years old from the Asia-Pacific region, who:
are active within a youth organisation working on building peace or preventing violence – both UNOY Peacebuilders’ member organisations and non-member organisations aligned with the goals of UNOY Peacebuilders;
are individuals, not affiliated with an organisation but having some prior experience in the field of peacebuilding;
have a strong interest in community-based projects and building partnerships with stakeholders at the local or national level;
are committed to multiply the outcomes of the training in their own work;
are fluent in English since the working language of the training will be English;
have an internet access at least thrice a week;
are ready to commit at least 3-4 hours per week for the entire duration of the course.
Priority will be given to participants who:
are currently active in an organisation, program or project in the above fields;
are from under-represented countries from the Asia Pacific region
come from conflict and post-conflict communities, communities that experience high levels of direct violence and communities where violent extremism is on the rise.
Costs of the training are fully covered, there is no participation fee. Participants will need to ensure their own ability to connect to the internet.
How to apply?
In order to apply you should fill in the online application form latest by Saturday, 22nd September 2018 at 23.59 ICT. For any questions contact Mridul Upadhyay (firstname.lastname@example.org).