Commonwealth Youth Dialogue Conference

The Commonwealth Secretariat and The Royal Commonwealth Society are seeking applicants to participate in a Regional Youth Dialogue that seeks to train emerging young leaders on the topics of the dialogue, community cohesion, active citizenship, leadership and preventing and countering violent extremism.

This highliy participatory and interactive peer learning programme will empower young people to be more knowledgeable, concerned and active citizens; who better understand social change through democratic institutions and systems; and who appreciate the perspectives of others locally and globallu. Participants will leave the programme ready to delvier future youth-led activities for their peers to help prevent violent extremism.

Applicants must be 18 - 22 years old and a citizen and resident of one of the following Commonwealth countries: Bangladesh, Brunei Darussalam, India, Malaysia, Pakistan, Sri Lanka or Singapore.

Applicants must be able to demonstrate some prior experience of participating in social action projects and an interest in peace building, either in youth, community or workplace settings. This programme is to build the capacity of would-be young leaders and is therefore not suitable for experts in the field. 

Know someone who would be perfect for this programme but has never had the opportunity before? Please feel free to circulate this call among your networks, we look forward to receiving applications from a diverse range of young people.

Travel and accommodation costs will be covered for successful applicants. Application forms must be submitted to cve@commonwealth.int before 5pm GMT on 25th February.

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