2012 International Youth Leadership Academy

The second ever international training programme of the International Youth Leadership Academy will take place on 7-14 September 2012. The training will be conducted based on the experience and knowledge of experts and trainers from UNICEF, Save the Children and Habitat. The main aim of this programme is to develop the capacity of local youth leaders and to support them to actively contribute to their own communities.

The training will be conducted in two phases. The first phase of the training aims to develop the capacity, skills and experience of the participants on human rights, youth and child rights and participation as well as more specifically on Child Abuse and Neglect, Violence against Children, Child Protection, Intercultural Dialogue, Conflict Resolution and Mediation. Therefore, this training will focus on theoretical learning combined with various case studies from Turkey and the participating countries. The participants will make an action plan to follow up the process till the second phase.

During this process, the participants will be followed by the experts and supported with various materials that will enable them to get prepared for the second phase. In other words, the first training will be followed up by both a monitoring and mentoring process.

Participants:

30 participants (20 international, 10 national) will be selected from countries in the Balkans, the Middle East, North Africa, and the Caucasus. Priority will be given to applications from Albania, Algeria, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Bosnia-Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Egypt, Georgia, Jordan, Kosovo, Kuwait, Lebanon, Libya, Moldova, Morocco, Montenegro, Palestine, Romania, Serbia, Syria, Tunisia, and Turkey….) youth participants from other parts of the world are also encouraged, however, the priority will be given to the above mentioned countries Applicants should:

  •  Be between 15 and 29 years of age,
  •  Have the ability to use English as the working language throughout the training programme,
  •  Represent a youth NGO and/or be experienced in youth and/or child work,
  •  Work with marginalized and disadvantageous youth and/or children,
  •  Be willing to play an active role in the sessions,
  •  Be able to and willing to follow the process and actively implement the activities required by the programme,
  • Be able to participate in both trainings, (be available to attend the full duration of the training program from the arrival date of 7 September to the departure date of 14 September 2012 as well as be able to attend the full duration of the TOT that will be conducted in February 2013)
  • Have the opportunity to share their new knowledge, skills and contacts within their own organizations following the program,
  • Be committed to carrying out follow-up activities and be active in localising the knowledge,

Training participants will be selected based on gender-equality.

Working Language: The language of the program will be English. Participants should be proficient in English.

Accommodation:Travel costs, accommodation, and meals will be provided and paid for by the IYLA. Full details will be sent to selected participants later.

The expenses of the participants who fail to follow up the activities after the first training and who fail to participate to the TOT in February 2013 may have to reimburse the expenses paid.

Application process

Young people interested in participating in the International Training Program must return the application form by e-mail to ugla@habitaticingenclik.org.tr by 15 August, 2012 at the latest. Candidates will be informed by 17 August, 2012 whether they have been accepted, put on the waiting list or refused. Accepted candidates will receive the program documentation directly.

The participant selection process will be based on a detailed application form, motivation letter, and recommendation from the organizations whom the young people will represent.

Application form:

You are requested to use the standard application form that follows in attachment.

Motivation form:

You are requested to submit a motivation form which address following question:
–          Why would you like to take part in this training course?
–          How is your background relevant to the topic of the training course?
–          Have you participated in similar training course/s? and if yes then why do you want to participate in similar training course?
–          How do you ensure that you will follow the whole process that the training will bring and you will participate in the second training in February 2013?

Reference letter:

Sending Youth-led Organisation (YLO)/ NGO is requested to send us a reference letter. There is no single format for the letter, yet it is important to see how is your participation important for the YLO/NGO and how does the YLO/NGO support you in conducting similar training in your own communities.

Language of application: You are requested to write your application in English.

Application:

Please use the following format “ Your country your name_IYLA_Training_Program_12 ” for the title of your attached application file. Please also use the same format as the SUBJECT of your email.

 Download The IYLA International Training Program Application Form

For more Info on the 2012 International Youth Leadership Academy.

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