SAYEN Regional Meet in Pakistan
ICYO- Youth Information
ICYO- Youth Information
(E-Newsletter from network of youth organizations in India)
ICYO - Platform of 358 Youth Organizations in India.
ICYO - Indias largest network of urban and rural youth.
6th SAYEN Regional Meet
Managing Climate: My responsibility and I can!!!
6-8 October09 at Islamabad, Pakistan
Organized and hosted by
Sustainable Development Policy Institute (SDPI), Islamabad, Pakistan
Jointly Conducted by
Centre for Environment Education (CEE), SAYEN and UNEP
Globally, Climate Change (CC) is an emerging concern. Green house gases if go unchecked would severally affect peoples lifestyle, health and prosperity. And the sub-region South Asia, which hosts the large percentage of Global poor, who largely depend on environment as their means of livelihood would further be affected. All stakeholders, specifically youth, need to take appropriate actions both in context of changing lifestyle as well as adaptation measures that could be undertaken to handle the impacts of climate change.
Thus, during this regional meet, the youth participants would be oriented to impacts of climate change and actions that youth could undertake towards managing climate change. The best practices on Managing Climate, documented by the youth associated with the focal points and the Secretariat will be uploaded on the SAYEN website for other youth from the sub-region to learn and undertake similar initiatives in their immediate neighbourhood.
Media plays a key role in educating communities about emerging concerns. Youth could effectively used media not only to disseminate their project and activities but also to educate others on concerns such as climate change. How youth could effectively utilize media would also be discussed through interactions with some of the senior media representatives.
SAYEN Plan of Work (PoW) 2009-2013, developed through inputs from the national level youth workshops and other activities conducted by NFPs in their respective SAYEN member countries during the last one-year would be shared and finalized at the regional meet. SAYEN Plan for 2009-2010 would also be developed.
SAYEN is involved in conducting the outreach programme of the Malé Declaration on Air Pollution and its Likely Transboundary Impacts in South Asia. As part of this, SAYEN is conducting a Youth for Clean Air project. Following the regional meet, on October 9, 2009 an interaction on Clean Air will be conducted with the youth participants.
Who can Apply?
Youth who are:
- Males & females between 15-24 years of age
- representing organizations & educational institutions from Afghanistan, Bangladesh , Bhutan, India, Iran, Maldives, Nepal, Pakistan and Sri Lanka
- having demonstrable leadership qualities, interest and involvement in environment and sustainable development related issues, especially climate change.
- Each participant would be expected to come-up with a project idea/activity on Managing Climate Change, which they would implement during the next one-year.
- Participants are expected to contribute actively in the Workshop to the development of a project plan and ideas for strengthening relationships and networks which lead to action on climate change by contributing actively to the process with thoughts, ideas, knowledge and experience. Participants should support the ethos of the programme through actively engaging in the activities, supporting other participants, being a team player and showing commitment to the network.
- Participants organization, if not already a member of SAYEN, would join SAYEN.
- The participants would be expected to remain engaged with the SAYEN NFP and the Secretariat after the Workshop for atleast one-year.
- The role of participants is to inform and inspire others with local (national) and personal views on climate change. They should cascade information and skills obtained from this training through their communities and networks.
- Would strengthen NFP and provide support to NFP activities
How to Apply?
Send in the completely filled Application forms by e-mail to gopal.jain@... or fax it at +91-79-26858010
About the Meet, Application form and other details are available at the website www.sayen.org
Last Date of Applying: September 6, 2009
For further information contact:
Gopal Kumar Jain, Programme Coordinator, Youth Programmes, SAYEN Secretariat, Centre for Environment Education, Phone: +91-79- 26844788 Fax: +91-79- 26858010 E-mail: gopal.jain@... Website: www.sayen.org
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Indian Committee of Youth Organizations (ICYO) is a registered non-profit, non-governmental network organization, committed in developing areas of mutual cooperation and understanding among different youth voluntary agencies, youth groups, clubs and individuals working in the field of youth welfare in India.
ICYO functions as an umbrella organization of youth NGOs in India. It's family consists of
over 356 organizations spread in 122 districts of 22 states from different corners of India.
To improve and extend the youth work and services through Youth Organizations;
To enhance and demonstrate youth work in the society;
To promote effective youth programmmes;
To organize network of civil society organizations working towards the development of youth work;
To organize seminars, conferences, workshops, trainings;
To maintain international relation with organizations promoting young people in their programmes and activities
Consultative (Roster) Status with ECOSOC, United Nations;
Consultative Status with Commission on Sustainable Development;
Full Member of World Assembly of Youth (WAY); Asian Youth Council (AYC);
CRIN, South Asia Youth Environment Network (SAYEN),
Affiliate group of ECPAT International, Thailand;
ATSECE-DELHI, Indian Partner of AIDS Care Watch Campaign;
Steering Committee member of World Bank's YDP Network;
Working relation with Indian Association of Parliamentarians (IAPPD);
International Medical Parliamentarians Organizations (IMPO);
Asian Forum of Parliamentarians on Population and Development (AFPPD);
World Youth Foundation, Malaysia.