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Funded International Exposure Visit on Youth Engagement to meet SDGs

Partially Funded
Country: India
City: Chennai
Feb 18 - Feb 22, 2019
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CIRDAP in collaboration with Rajiv Gandhi National Institute for Youth Development (RGNIYD) is organizing an International Training cum Exposure Visit on “Youth Engagement to meet Sustainable Development Goals” for students from CIRDAP member countries.

The training is designed to expose the students to social innovation and successful government initiatives relating to SDGs in order to equip them with necessary skills and knowledge required for meaningful youth participation for achievement of SDGs. The programme blends a number of combined sessions including lecture cum demonstration, case studies, audio-visual presentations, group discussions, networking and field visit respectively.

Any university students studying in any of the CIRDAP member countries listed below can apply to join the 5 days long programme. The content and eligibility criteria are given below:

The tentative topics to be covered as follows:
(i) Social Innovation and Practices (Social Harmony and National Unity);
(ii) Youth Development Policies, Programmes and Practices;
(iii) Create opportunities to prevent internal migration from rural to urban;
(iv) Employability through Life Skill, Leadership and Entrepreneurship; and
(v) Youth and Community Development (Youth initiated Programme/Project)

Eligibility Criteria
CIRDAP values diversity and encourage qualified students from diverse academic and cultural backgrounds to apply for the programme. The eligibility criteria are as follows:

1. Citizen of CIRDAP Member Countries;
2. Current studying at University;
3. Physically and mentally sound and fit for travel and field work;
4. Ability to work in multi-cultural team;
5. Proficient in English (Speaking, writing and listening); and
6. At least 6-months valid Passport.

CIRDAP Member Countries:

The CIRDAP member countries are Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Fiji, India, Indonesia, Iran, Lao PDR, Malaysia, Myanmar, Nepal, Pakistan, Philippines, Sri Lanka, Thailand and Vietnam.

Program Outcomes:

The Training cum Exposure visit designs a strategic response for aspiring entrants to professional career competently that are pertinent to the emerging developmental needs and desires of the young people in Asia and the Pacific. There are other aspects appended below-

  •  The participants will get a platform to share knowledge of skill development for elevating youth productivity.
  • The participant will learn and exchange ideas from different countries of Asia and The Pacific in terms of their own country perspective
  • The participants will identify ways on how they can contribute to SDGs through regional collaboration.

Financial Arrangements

(i) To be borne by CIRDAP and RGNIYD:

  • Hospitality (Accommodation and meal) for 7 days;
  • All Logistics and assignment costs; and
  •  All expenses for Field Visit

(ii) To be borne by Participants

  •  All expenses with regard to Visa fees, taxes and Airfare (Roundtrip); and
  • All local travel expenditure from Airport in India to Programme Venue (RGNIYD) and vice-versa.

Selection Procedure
To be competitive for the limited number of participants, a combination of the following credentials is highly desirable:

• Display a commitment and passion for Youth development;
• Possess academic relevance;
• Analytical Writing (Strategic perspective and innovative ideas); and
• Extracurricular Activities.


Type of Opportunity Exchange Programs
Event Date18 February,2019 to 22 February,2019
Deadline20 January,2019
Open toCIRDAP member countries
Contact the organizer[email protected],



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