“How do you know that you don’t know?”
The United Nations Security Council adopted Resolution 2250 on the 9th of December, 2015 and Resolution 2535 on 14th July 2020 to mainstream the role of young people as key stakeholders in building and sustaining peace. This brought to light the importance of engaging the youth in transforming conflict and also to empower them in all possible ways in development and decision making processes. Recognizing the threat to stability and development posed by the rise of violence among young people and the importance of their actions and voices in the global SDG agenda; it is therefore important to consider ways to give youth a greater voice in decision-making and in grassroots working at the local, national, regional and international levels.
According to the UNESCO Report, in 2015, there were 1.2 billion young people in the world, and more than 600 million lived in fragile and conflict-affected contexts. Young people carry the heaviest burdens of conflict and violence — they are also essential for any lasting solution leading to peace. However, the lack of leadership capacity building in institutions, like schools and colleges, means that we are unable to utilise our greatest resource in building inclusive and non-violent societies and in progressing towards sustainable development.
Nirvana Youth Peace Lab aims to strengthen the capacities of youth in conflict transformation and to facilitate their constructive engagement, including through dedicated local, national roadmaps on youth, peace and security, with sufficient resources, through a participatory process, in particular with young people and youth organizations and to pursue its implementation, including through the monitoring, evaluation and coordination with young people. The project is divided in two phases: a 3-day in-person capacity building workshop followed by a 4-months pilot phase to apply the new skills and learnings and to implement the project they developed during the workshop. Each workshop will target 30 young people who have shown profound interest to work in peacebuilding field, aged 16 to 25, from all over India, who will design projects tailored to specific needs of marginalized communities, with who will further engage during the pilot implementation phase. In a way to sustain the implementation of the pilot projects, the participants will receive further guidance from YFPI and a grant of 250$ to cover the starting costs and ensure the provision of activities on the ground.
Program Fee : 3500 INR (Cost includes participation kit and meals on all 3 days)
Venue: Zorba the Buddha, Ghitorni, New Delhi
Program Dates : 25-27th March 2022
Deadline: 6th March 2022
Join us for a self-transformative journey with a new frame to envision the world where you, me and us can live in harmony.