Are you under 30 and involved in promoting peace and understanding across groups or cultures? Does your work and interest revolve around building social cohesion or preventing violent extremism?
Then join the Commonwealth Youth Peace Ambassadors Network! The application deadline has been extended for young citizens of the Commonwealth Caribbean, Americas and Pacific regions.
The Commonwealth Youth Peace Ambassadors Network is a youth-led network on peace-building supported by the Commonwealth Secretariat through the Youth Division. CYPAN is governed regionally, headed by a Regional Network Coordinator. Each Regional Network Coordinator works with the Coordinators of committees on: 1) Policy and Advocacy; 2) Communications; 3) Training, Innovation and Development; 4) Resource Mobilisation.
There are various options for joining. Please note that all positions are voluntary.
Join at a country level in one of the Commonwealth countries:
• Country Coordinator
We are looking to identify one person from each Commonwealth country to spearhead and coordinate country-level peace initiatives as well as support the efforts of the various regional-level coordinators. People interested in supporting peace building efforts at the country level are also welcome to apply.
Or at a regional level in one of the four Commonwealth regions (Africa/Europe, Asia, Caribbean and Canada, Pacific):
• Policy and Advocacy Coordinator (one Coordinator for each region)
Interested in campaigning for peace, or advocating for peace-related policy? Help support, design and drive regional and global peace campaigns!
• Training, Innovation and Development Coordinator (one Coordinator for each region)
Do you have a passion for connecting your peers with knowledgeable people and training opportunities virtually and face-to-face?
• Communications Coordinator (one Coordinator for each region)
Social media engagement, blogging or graphic design sounds like your cup of tea? Maybe you would be willing to update websites? Apply to be a Communications Coordinator for your region!
• Resource Mobilisation Coordinator (one Coordinator for each region)
Would you like to do something more meaningful than aimlessly sitting at your computer for long hours? Get on board to research and regularly share grant and funding opportunities for young people and youth organisations to upscale their peace-related work!
• Membership and Partnership Coordinator (one Coordinator for each region)
Help build and maintain a database of key players in the peace-space in your region and keep engaging them!
If you are interested in one of these roles or being on the team that support the people in these roles, submit your completed form (below) by Thursday June 30th at midnight London time (GMT+1).
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