Call for Applications: Youth Leadership Programme 6

Decade of Action

July 8, 2020

The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) Yemen – in partnership with the Youth Leadership Development Foundation – is pleased to launch the “Decade of Action” Youth Leadership Programme 6 (YLP6)!

Do you have an innovative solution to address a social challenge in your community? Do you want to learn more about the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)? Do you want to meet other young leaders from across Yemen? Do you want to learn how to improve the design of your solution and implement projects that will help your communities?

If so, we want to hear from you!

What is the Youth Leadership Programme?

As such, in 2015, UNDP in the Arab States launched the Youth Leadership Programme to empower young people and support them to design and implement innovative, impactful, and sustainable development solutions – whether in the form of social enterprises, nonprofits, NGOs, initiatives, or campaigns.

As such, UNDP Yemen is looking to engage and nurture Yemen’s young people who are involved in tackling the most difficult challenges of our time and who contribute to achieving the goals of sustainable development.

The programme will support and empower Yemen’s young change makers to design and implement innovative, effective, and sustainable development solutions. It aims to:

  • Accelerate implementation of pioneering solutions for sustainable development; and,
  • Build networks of young women and men who can create change and have a positive, sustainable impact in their communities.

2020 Theme: Decade of Action

This year’s YLP6 theme is “Decade of Action" with a focus upon the Coronavirus pandemic and climate action. The theme was selected as Yemen is facing devastating environmental issues such as water scarcity, land desertification, desertification, and waste management – among others. Recent assessments in Yemen show climate change impacts on water resources, agricultural productivity, biological diversity, increased emissions from energy and transportation, and significant impact on the health sector – particularly now as Coronavirus is affecting Yemen at alarming rates.

Participation will bring about Opportunities

By participating in this programme, you will be a part of a dynamic network of young and innovative Yemeni leaders who desire to help the country build back better. You will have the opportunity to participate in the programme with other young leaders from the Arab region and will have extensive opportunities to not only implement your ideas for social change, but also develop your leadership potential.

The programme will help develop your skills in social innovation approaches and methodologies as well as increase your skills in problem-solving and strengthen your presentations abilities. Additionally, the programme is expected to help expand your knowledge of the SDGs.

All participants will receive a participation certificate. Distinguished and committed participants may have the chance to attend the regional workshops.

Eligibility Criteria

Both female and male applicants that meet the requirements below are encouraged to apply here. The deadline of the application is Saturday, 18 July 2020. Women and people living with disabilities are strongly encouraged to apply.

  • Between 19 – 29 years of age
  • Fluency in Arabic
  • Yemeni
  • Have an innovative solution that contributes to achieving the SDGs and 2030 Agenda
  • Highly motivated and interested in social change
  • No experience necessary to apply
  • Internet accessibility and knowledge

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About our Partners

The Youth Leadership Development Foundation is a Yemeni non-governmental, non-profit organization established to encourage young people, especially marginalized groups and girls, to participate in the development of Yemen by expressing their views. This is particularly important where young people represent a large segment of population but do not play a significant role in the decision-making process.

“A Yemen in which skilled, well qualified and active young women and men play leadership roles in all domains of society and enable Yemenis to contribute to a better world. Its mission is to increase male and female youth participation in development of their communities through high standards of quality education and participatory and action oriented training and youth NGOs and initiatives capacity building overall Yemeni governorates in response to development and labor market needs.