TRAINING: Young, Wild & Living Green Practical Training, February 2016
Center for Development of Community Initiative and Environment (C&E Center) seeks participants for the practical training course “Young, Wild and Living Green” towards Ecological Lifestyle for youth leaders. Young citizens coming from Vietnam, Laos, Cambodia, Thailand, Malaysia and Myanmar who demonstrate leadership through academic work, community involvement and extracurricular activities, have a strong concern for the environment, and have a good command of English are invited to apply for the program.
The training course “Young, Wild and Living Green” is organized in order to equip youth leaders with knowledge of Ecological lifestyle, give them a chance to practice it in a new way, and inspire them to convey the message of ecological lifestyle to their communities.
Environment degradation and climate change have always been burning issues. Causes of environmental issues diversely vary from consumption to production activities; therefore, human lifestyle is one of major contributors. Should one change his/her lifestyle to be more environmental-friendly, the light for a better environment might be shred on the Earth.
The practical training “Young, Wild and Living Green” aims to build and foster ecological lifestyle among the youth by raising their awareness of its role in tackling global challenges, such as resource efficiency and biodiversity conservation, climate change mitigation and adaptation, poverty eradication and social well-being improvement. The program will use experiential learning techniques to expose participants to current themes in the field, including sustainable agricultural practices, food security, ecotourism, and energy conservation. The issues will be explored from numerous angles: individual, group to entire community. Finally, the training will develop ecological lifestyle in the context of globalization, and draw connection to the participants’ community.
This program, offered to 35 youth leaders from Vietnam, Laos, Cambodia, Thailand, Malaysia and Myanmar will take place from May 13th to May 18th, 2016 in Hoi An, Quang Nam.
The program aims to
· Introduce the youth leaders to ecological lifestyle;
· Create a regional network of ecological lifestyle ambassadors from Vietnam, Laos, Cambodia, Thailand, Malaysia and Myanmar
· Inspire these ambassadors to apply ecological lifestyle in their daily lives and take actions to spread ecological lifestyle to others
· Develop a toolkit to train ecological lifestyle in universities and other youth organizations in ambassadors’ countries.
Program Schedule (tentative)
Please note that both successful and unsuccessful applicants will be notified by the organizers.
Sponsorship. The organizers will cover all accommodation and transportation expenses(*) for participants during the time of the training in Hoi An. There is no registration fee.
However, selected participants will be asked to deposit 500,000 VND (or $25) to guarantee their participation and avoid the loss of opportunity for other participants in the program. This deposit will be returned to participants on the first day of the training.
(*) Please note that the organizers will cover travel expenses from the main airport in your country to Da Nang International Airport in Vietnam, transportation in Da Nang and Hoi An during the days of the training. You will need to cover your own expense from your home to the airport and back, as well as expenses for all the days you stay in Vietnam outside of the program. For Vietnamese participants, we will cover train/bus ticket from your hometown to Hoi An.
You can download the application form here: bit.ly/ywlg2016
Please submit your application to [email protected] before 23’59’’ Sunday, March 20th, 2016 (UTC +7). Applications are received via email only.
For further information, please contact:
Ms. Ngo Thi Phuong Thao
Mobile: +84 976 077 014
C&E Website: www.ce-center.org.vn
Email: [email protected]
The training course “Young, Wild and Living Green” is organized by Center for Development of Community Initiative and Environment (C&E Center) with the sponsorship from The Young Southeast Asian Leaders Initiative. This training was funded by a grant from the United States Department of State. The opinions, findings and conclusions stated herein are those of the author[s] and do not necessarily reflect those of the United States Department of State.
Deadline: March 20
Type: Fully Funded
Duration: May 13 to May 18, 2016
Originally posted by: Myanmar Youth Empowerment Opportunities