CALL FOR APPLICATIONS: APYExMNL SUMMER 2017on June 2, 2017.
The Asia-Pacific Youth Exchange – Manila, Philippines is still looking for passionate youth from all over Asia-Pacific region to take part in the 4th program installment happening this July 11-22, 2017 in Asian Development Bank Headquarters with the local immersion sites in the provinces of Laguna and Pangasinan.
APYE is a leading capacity building program that responds to the global necessity of meaningfully including young people in the attainment of the Sustainable Development Goals. By simulating policy formulation, social enterprise modeling, and project execution centered on SDGs, youth delegates have a unique opportunity to learn and hone the skills necessary to participate in sustainable development. Furthermore, APYE is also an avenue for the youth sector to skill up and participate in the formal economy. To achieve this, the APYE has four main components:
- Leadership Development Training;
- Local Immersion;
- Asia Pacific Youth Symposium; and
- Fellowship Program
Over the past successful APYE programs in the Philippines and Thailand, the Urban Youth Academy, Asian Development Bank, United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (UN ESCAP) and several other partners come together once again to make the program better. Around 150 youth leaders from the Asia and the Pacific region are expected to participate.
In addition, APYE open opportunities for delegates which may involve:
- Opportunities to implement projects and proposals created in the program;
- Opportunities to create connections with organizations actively conducting advocacy programs;
- Opportunities in gaining education beyond the standard rubric of instruction;
- Opportunities to share experience overseas and into international development institutions; and
- Opportunities to join competitions affiliated to APYE and UYA.
For more information, please visit the APYExMNL website (www.apyemanila.org) and its Facebook page (www.facebook.com/APYExMnl). Deadline of application is on June 15, 2017.
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