Call for Applications: YCSRR Africa-Regional Training for Youth SRR Advocates


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Building Youth Leadership: ****MENA Regional Training for Sexual and Reproductive Rights Advocates ****Deadline to Apply: April 30, 2013****

The Youth Coalition for Sexual and Reproductive Rights (YCSRR) is an international organization of young people (ages 15-29 years) committed to promoting adolescent and youth sexual and reproductive rights at the national, regional and international levels. We are students, researchers, lawyers, health care professionals, educators, development workers, andmost importantly, we are all dedicated activists.****

In 2014-2015, the International Conference on Population and Development Programme of Action (ICPD PoA) and the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) will be reviewed. The coming months and years offer significant opportunities for progressive youth advocates to influence the next development agenda, and, ultimately, ensure that youth SRHR is at the heart of the agenda.****
Throughout 2012 and 2013, the YCSRR will be holding a series of regional trainings for young SRHR advocates. In 2012, we successfully held two trainings in the Asia-Pacific and the Latin America and Caribbean regions and another one in 2013 in Africa with over 70 young people.****

Expanding to other regions, the YCSRR will conduct the third training of this series in the Middle East and Northern Africa region to build knowledge of youth activists on the ICPD and MDG review processes on regional and international levels, and assess how their commitments have been implemented at the country level. During the training, participants will strengthen their capacities to effectively lobby their governments and national delegations on issues related to the ICPD PoA and the MDGs, while also increasing their knowledge of issues concerning young people’s sexual and reproductive health and rights. Through these trainings, the YCSRR will provide ongoing technical assistance to participants and their organizations throughout the follow-up to the training. During the follow-up, participants will collaboratively work to develop national action plans to hold governments accountable to commitments made to youth SRHR in the ICPD and MDGs agenda.****
*When: June 16th – 19th, 2013*****
*Where: Egypt**
*****
Training Goals****
   1. Build the capacities of young leaders to incorporate youth SRHR  issues in the ICPD 2014 Review process, MDG 2015 Review and national  poverty reduction strategy (PRS) processes.****
   2. Mobilize young people to advocate for youth SRHR in their respective  national, regional and international ICPD and MDG review processes.****
Training Learning Objectives****
   – Increase understanding of young people’s SRHR and its links to gender  equality and poverty reduction.****
   – Increase knowledge of ICPD PoA, Beijing Platform for Action, and MDG   commitments, their review processes and implementation through  national-level processes.****
   – Strengthen advocacy skills of young people to influence policy at  national, regional and international levels in the lead up to ICPD and MDGs review processes. ****

The YCSRR welcomes Letters of Interest from progressive youth-led and youth focused organisations who meet the eligibility criteria below to nominate two young people from your organisation to participate in the training. All organisations applying must support the YCSRR’s principles and values.  ****
*The YCSRR seeks Letters of Interest from youth organisations who are:*****
   – Based in MENA* either working on regional or national level in the  region.****
   – Working with, or strongly connected to, young people between the ages  18 and 27.****
   – Have strong connections with national youth organisations and networks.  ****
   – Have a working knowledge of English (training will be conducted in  English).****
   – With demonstrable experience working in the area of sexual and  reproductive health and rights or related field.****
   – Planning to work on the ICPD, MDGs and PRS related advocacy  initiatives & programmes in the lead up to 2014 and 2015.****
   – Have the institutional capacity to support its representatives to th   training in the follow up at the national level.****
   – Willing and able to commit staff time and other resources to  coordinate the preparation and follow-up to the training in the form of getting involved in and developing national-level advocacy initiatives in
   the lead up to the ICPD review in 2014.****
*Please note:* *Selected organizations will collaborate with each other in the post-training follow-up process and longer-term engagement in supporting the YCSRR’s progressive youth SRHR advocacy in dialogues leading up to the review processes in 2014/2015.*****
Interested and qualified organisations must complete the application form, clearly responding to all questions. In the application form (accessible
here ), please also identify 2 nominees from your organization who will participate in the training. For any inquiries, please contact admin@youthcoalition.org. Please submit completed application forms by April 30th, 2013 at 5pm EST.* ***Please go to
https://podio.com/webforms/4014758/311340* * to access the application form.******* **** **
youth coalition for sexual and reproductive rights****
admin@youthcoalition.org  / www.youthcoalition.org

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