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Monday, 13 February 2012

Interested in being a member of a Caribbean Youth Think Tank??


The objeces of the Youth Think Tk are to:



  1. Support Action Research, pursued as a collaborative activity among young people searching for solutions to challenges experienced in their daily lives.
  2. Develop Policy and propose recommendations to decision makers and general population
  3. Provide technical advice to support the achievements of Youth-IN project goals.
Group Shot of Caricom Youth Ambassadors in haiti


Members of the Youth Think Tank will be in the driver’s seat of this process.


A selection of 14 members will be invited to a face to face meeting in Barbados by the end of the first quarter of 2012 to build and envision a Caribbean Youth Think Tank. Based on joint actions and a Workplan for 2 years The Members of the Youth Think Tank will exchange views online and together produce “youth friendly products” that will be used to raise awareness among Caribbean youth and advocate for policy development on youth issues. Members within the Youth Think Tank will be linked to international opportunities and exchanges. The members will also function as Youth-IN project advocates and champions. They will be invited to Youth-IN project events and will be eligible to participate competitively in UNDP specialized leadership and governance training.  . 


Interested?


Here is how you can apply:


Step 1: Download the application form from http://www.facebook.com/youthinnovation.


Step 2:  Send an email to cariyouththink@gmail.com indicating in the subject line your name and “Caribbean Youth Think Tank”.  The email should include:


(a) The completed application form


(b) Your creative representation (i.e. a drawing, a song, a picture, a video) of your vision and/or dream for Youth in the Caribbean. Please use only original materials to avoid copyright issues in your email submission kindly mention: “I understand and agree that this material may and can be used by UNDP and the Constellation for promotion of the Youth Think Tank”. Watch out! Your last chance for submission is on 1st of March 2012.


Step 3:  A selected group will be invited for a 30 minute Skype conversation in the week of 5th – 9th March 2012.


Step 4: The final selection will be announced by 12th March 2012.


Paula HidalgoSanchis, Youth-IN Project Coordinator, UNDP Barbados and OECS

And

Autry Haynes, on behalf of the Constellation Coach Team

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