Paris Peace Forum – Call for Applications

SHOWCASE YOUR GOVERNANCE PROJECT AT THE FIRST PARIS PEACE FORUM!

The Paris Peace Forum will bring together heads of state and government,
leaders from international organizations, elected officials from around the
world and actors from all segments of civil society, under one roof, during
three days. If you have a governance project you want to publicize and push
towards implementation, this is the place to be to make it known and make
it take a step forward.

Conceived as a response to rising tensions in the contemporary world, the
Paris Peace Forum aims to be the place of all cooperative solutions in the
fields of peace and security, environment, development, new technologies
and inclusive economy. For project leaders, it will be a unique opportunity
to present their initiative in the form of a stand in our exhibition space,
and potentially to have it discussed during a formal debate.

The first edition of Paris Peace Forum, a global platform for governance
projects, will take place from 11th  to 13th  November 2018 in Paris, at la
Grande halle de La Villette.

*To be part of the 150 projects chosen by the Selection Committee of the
Paris Peace Forum, register here on the link below:*

www.parispeaceforum.org/project-leaders

Why Violet Mbiti Foundation,Vijana Network International Limited and Youth County Projects Kenya exists

Everything we do, we believe in challenging the status quo, we believe in thinking differently. The way we challenge the status quo is by offering quality projects and opportunities that will empower socially, economically and politically the lives of 16 million unemployed youth from the 47 counties in Kenya that we believe we will reach. Want to partner with us?

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Nairobi City County Health Management team and HENNET Nairobi Chapter meeting

Violet Mbiti Foundation joined other HENNET members in Nairobi at a meeting between Nairobi City County Health Management team and HENNET Nairobi Chapter.At the center is Dr Hitan, Cabinet Minister for Health Nairobi County #www.youthcountyprojectskenya.com

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Why Violet Mbiti Foundation,Vijana Network International Limited and Youth County Projects Kenya exists

Everything we do, we believe in challenging the status quo, we believe in thinking differently. The way we challenge the status quo is by offering quality projects and opportunities that will empower socially, economically and politically the lives of 16 million unemployed youth from the 47 counties in Kenya that we believe we will reach. Want to partner with us?

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UNCTAD Youth Forum 2018 – Applications now open!

Every two years, the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD) organizes a Youth Forum. This year’s Forum will take place as part of a larger event, the UNCTAD 2018 World Investment Forum.

The 2018 theme is Youth Entrepreneurship: A Force Towards Inclusive and Sustainable Growth.

**Participants are expected to find their own funding sources for participation**

Venue and Date

The 2018 Youth Forum will take place at the Headquarters of UNCTAD, at the Palais des Nations, Geneva, Switzerland as part of the UNCTAD 2018 World Investment Forum from 22 to 26 October 2018.

Programme

The 2018 UNCTAD Youth Forum will feature primarily topics that relate to youth empowerment across entrepreneurship, with a focus on investing in digital youth, youth at the negotiation table, what is on the mind of millennials and how youth can think globally and act locally.

The Forum will gather around 200 youth from all around the world, aged between 18 and 30, and passionate about trade and development issues, to learn and exchange local and global-focused experiences, ideas and best practices and bring the youth perspective in the general debate throughout the week joining workshops, TED-style plenary sessions, breakout sessions and networking events. UNCTAD Youth Forum participants will be able to attend public sessions of the World Investment Forum. Further information on social activities and logistics will be available at a later stage.

Participation

Students or young professionals between the age of 18 to 30 who are interested in trade and development issues, can participate in the Youth Forum for which 250 seats are available. Participation is subject to a competitive application and selection process. The application link will be activated on 1 June 2018.

Why Violet Mbiti Foundation,Vijana Network International Limited and Youth County Projects Kenya exists

Everything we do, we believe in challenging the status quo, we believe in thinking differently. The way we challenge the status quo is by offering quality projects and opportunities that will empower socially, economically and politically the lives of 16 million unemployed youth from the 47 counties in Kenya that we believe we will reach. Want to partner with us?

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Invitation to 22nd International AIDS Conference (AIDS2018)Amsterdam, Netherlands: Global Village and Youth Activities

Dear  Global  Youth Stakeholders,

We are pleased to invite  as a Guest and your Organization  to partner / participate in the 22nd International AIDS Conference (AIDS2018) Amsterdam, Netherlands: Global Village and Youth  Activities Program me – Entitled; HIV/AIDS Prevention and Advocacy in Conflict ravage Community through Cultural Activities, Arts Expositions and Mock Football to Kick-Out AIDS Globally for Sustainable Peace  and Development . This event will be attended by over 16,000 Delegates Worldwide.

Activities Reference Number: P-899-0000-06032

 Presenter: IHONRE FELIX AHUNSIMERE PRINCE

Date: 23rd to 27th July 2018. Venue: Amsterdam, Netherlands.

Interested Organization should send the list of their Participants in the Following order:

Last Name/first Name(s):

Profession/Occupation:

Gender/Date of  Birth:

Organization:

Nationality/Passport Number:

Date of Issue:

Date of Expiry:

Intended Place of  Your Visa Application:

City/State /Country:

Phone (Country Code=Number):

Role and/ or Description of  your involvement:

Please we need your response to the above subject on or before 18th June  , 2018 as registration ot attend Global Village and Youth  Activities is free.

 To attend the AIDS 2018 Conference and further information, Contact:  http://www.aids2018.org  and register as a delegate.

 E-mail: gvculturalactivities@aids2018.orgglobalvillage@aids2018.org, ,, hwiorg@yahoo.com or  roajelfnigeria@gmail.com

We look forward Seeing you at  AIDS 2018 Global Village and Youths Activities:23th-27th July, 2018 in Amsterdam, Netherlands, while we look up to your collaboration and support to ensure the success of this programme.

 Yours for a HIV/AIDS free World..

Amb. Prince Felix Ahunsimere Ihonre

Programme Presenter- 
AIDS 2018 Global Village and Youth  Activities
 Reference Number: P-899-0000-06032.

President, HIGH WORLD  INTERNATIONAL ORGANISATION (HWIO) – UN YOUTHXX1.

Tel: +2348022710831 E-mail: hwiorg@yahoo.com

Why Violet Mbiti Foundation,Vijana Network International Limited and Youth County Projects Kenya exists

Everything we do, we believe in challenging the status quo, we believe in thinking differently. The way we challenge the status quo is by offering quality projects and opportunities that will empower socially, economically and politically the lives of 16 million unemployed youth from the 47 counties in Kenya that we believe we will reach. Want to partner with us?

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Violet Mbiti Nominated for an award in the Diversity and Inclusion Outstanding Business Leaders in Kenya under 40

Vote for Violet Mbiti in the Diversity and Inclusion Outstanding Business Leaders in Kenya under 40. Voting will be done through SMS .To vote, you will SMS i7a to 22818.Voting officially began on Monday, May 21, 2018, and will close on Friday June 15, 2018. Once you vote you will receive a message confirming you have voted for Violet Mbiti. I was nominated because i have created jobs for 122 youth in Kenya and Uganda by empowering them with skills on how to construct Improved cookstoves and they have so far constructed 2,6 19 cookstoves and are earning a labor fee of Ksh 5,000 per cookstove constructed. Something also unique about this nomination is that she is the only lady in this Category .Have you voted? Thanks for your support
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Why Violet Mbiti Foundation,Vijana Network International Limited and Youth County Projects Kenya exists

Everything we do, we believe in challenging the status quo, we believe in thinking differently. The way we challenge the status quo is by offering quality projects and opportunities that will empower socially, economically and politically the lives of 16 million unemployed youth from the 47 counties in Kenya that we believe we will reach. Want to partner with us?

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Adolescents and Youth SRHR/HIV Network launches Strategic Plan and Elects officials

By Violet Mbiti

I am humbled as Violet Mbiti to have been elected as The Co-Chair of The Kenya Adolescent and Youth Sexual Reproductive Health and Rights Network.

KAYSRHR

KAYSRH comprises of 36 youth led and Youth serving organizations covering 12 counties in Kenya. Violet Mbiti Foundation is a member of the network.The Network has been in existence for a year and half and its members have been capacity built by Torchlight Collective and the members came up with the strategic plan which was launched this week on 5th of June 2018. The workshop is currently ongoing. Kindly find below a video capturing the moments during the launch.Kindly join us in marking this great occasion by signing our Thunderclap. https://www.thunderclap.it/…/70297-youth4srhr-strategic-plan Thank You! #Youthcountyprojectskenya #VioletMbitiFoundation # KAYSRH

To learn more about the Network visit https://www.youth4srhr.org/blog/2018/6/12/kaysrhr-launches-strategic-plan-elects-new-officials

Why Violet Mbiti Foundation,Vijana Network International Limited and Youth County Projects Kenya exists

Everything we do, we believe in challenging the status quo, we believe in thinking differently. The way we challenge the status quo is by offering quality projects and opportunities that will empower socially, economically and politically the lives of 16 million unemployed youth from the 47 counties in Kenya that we believe we will reach. Want to partner with us?

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Water Scarcity in Wamunyu Ward,Machakos County resolved

By Violet Mbiti

I witnessed the perennial water shortage affecting the residents of Wamunyu Ward, Mwala Constituency, Machakos County . This is my rural home and I decided to take action in 2014. I approached the County Government of Machakos and made a funding pitch on why we need a dam constructed that will create jobs for youth via agribusiness as well as sale of water at subsidized prices that will benefit Wamunyu on Time CBO and residents . I therefore submitted a proposal and later i was summoned by community elders to share with them about this project. Unfortunately Politics interfered with the commencent of the project. We were greatly affected..I therefore applied to Friedrich Ebert Stiftung Political Leadership and Governance Program to learn where i was going wrong. With the knowledge attained i regained my strength and focus. I lobbied the County Government and utilized my basic advocacy efforts to revive the project.Its now June 2018. The project is now revived, on course and will be completed in two months time. Am overjoyed knowing that my dream has come to pass. The dam will provide water for residents of Wamunyu Market, Kambiti, Mwasua and Mbaikini.There will be a treatment plant as well as pumping of water to the households. It was a pleasure visiting the site with Member County of Assembly Wamunyu Ward Hon Musyoka. When he was elected he ensured this is the first project he will embark on. Asante Mheshimiwa.. Masisya Dam is now on course

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Why Violet Mbiti Foundation,Vijana Network International Limited and Youth County Projects Kenya exists

Everything we do, we believe in challenging the status quo, we believe in thinking differently. The way we challenge the status quo is by offering quality projects and opportunities that will empower socially, economically and politically the lives of 16 million unemployed youth from the 47 counties in Kenya that we believe we will reach. Want to partner with us?

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Learn how to jumpstart your filmmaking career

Courtesy of The US American Center Nairobi

The program is split into two parts:
PART 1: ONLINE DOCUMENTARY TRAINING

The first part is a standalone online course  on documentary filmmaking essentials.
It’ll be offered as a free certification for visitors to the American Center y at the U.S. Embassy, Nairobi. Students will have life-time access to the curriculum which will continuously be updated and improved.
Over the course of the class, participants will engage in a challenging curriculum that teaches filmmaking fundamentals and techniques.

PART 2: FILMMAKING INTENSIVE
The second part of the project is a one-time, week-long filmmaking intensive (based in Nairobi) that is offered to the first group of students to complete the course.
Selected applicants will be invited to complete the online course. In the final week of class, Stories Found instructors will join the students in Nairobi to help them create a short film, and ultimately apply the knowledge that they’ve learned.
The Stories Found team will further assist the students in submitting their films to festivals.

Applicants will be applying for the filmmaking intensive. The online curriculum will be a free resource available to visitors of the American Center, Nairobi in August 2018.
For more information about the Stories Found program, please visit https://www.storiesfound.org/apply

Why Violet Mbiti Foundation,Vijana Network International Limited and Youth County Projects Kenya exists

Everything we do, we believe in challenging the status quo, we believe in thinking differently. The way we challenge the status quo is by offering quality projects and opportunities that will empower socially, economically and politically the lives of 16 million unemployed youth from the 47 counties in Kenya that we believe we will reach. Want to partner with us?

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Guess who is the latest beneficiary of “The Moth” funded by Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation

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Awesome waking up to this news”Congratulations! You’ve been selected to participate in the upcoming Moth Storytelling Workshop in May/June 2018. We are honored to have received your application and would be thrilled to work with you further!” The Moth Storytelling workshop is a program funded by Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation and brings together participants from various countries to share their journey.

Why Violet Mbiti Foundation,Vijana Network International Limited and Youth County Projects Kenya exists

Everything we do, we believe in challenging the status quo, we believe in thinking differently. The way we challenge the status quo is by offering quality projects and opportunities that will empower socially, economically and politically the lives of 16 million unemployed youth from the 47 counties in Kenya that we believe we will reach. Want to partner with us?

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Kakamega County Career and Job Expo

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An Opportunity is here for the ​Youth of Kakamega County . The Career and Job Expo has been organized by ​Hon Cleophas Malalah, Senator Kakamega County and the Deputy Minority Leader in the Senate.

​Why attend the Job fair​
1.You will get services from the government agencies.
2.Get your company registered.
3.Network with stakeholders in various industries.
4.Get links to tenders.
5.Get inspired.
6.Get empowered
The event will take place on ​18th and 19th May at Masinde Muliro University​.

Why Violet Mbiti Foundation,Vijana Network International Limited and Youth County Projects Kenya exists

Everything we do, we believe in challenging the status quo, we believe in thinking differently. The way we challenge the status quo is by offering quality projects and opportunities that will empower socially, economically and politically the lives of 16 million unemployed youth from the 47 counties in Kenya that we believe we will reach. Want to partner with us?

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How it all went down at the East Africa Regional Youth Summit in Kigali, Rwanda

1STIt was a pleasure as Violet Mbiti Foundation to have been selected to represent Kenya at the East Africa Regional Youth Summit that took place in Kigali,Rwanda.

FRIDA.jpgFrida Wendo,chief organizer of the summit made the opening remarks

Special thanks to Honourables Joyce Kamene Women Representative Machakos County and Honourable Patrick Makau Member of Parliament Mavoko Constituency for sponsoring the trip of the delegates from Machakos County.We also got to interact and engage with Members of County Assembly Machakos County in Kenya who also attended the summit.

HONMembers County Assembly,Machakos County,Kenya

Topics discussed were on Entrepreneurship,Gender Equity and Equality,Synergy among youth in the East African states and Governance.It was an honour for our Executive Director, Violet Mbiti,to have been invited to the panel that discussed Economic Inclusion in the East Africa region.

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Panelists who discussed Youth Economic Inclusion in the East African Community member states.

A report of the summit was prepared and was shared with the East Africa Community secretariat headquartered in Tanzania.

Sights of what went down

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Why Violet Mbiti Foundation,Vijana Network International Limited and Youth County Projects Kenya exists

Everything we do, we believe in challenging the status quo, we believe in thinking differently. The way we challenge the status quo is by offering quality projects and opportunities that will empower socially, economically and politically the lives of 16 million unemployed youth from the 47 counties in Kenya that we believe we will reach. Want to partner with us?

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Call to participate in a conference focusing on Youth,Peace and Violent Extremism in Melaka,Malaysia

Greetings from World Youth Foundation, Malaysia.
We have the pleasure to inform you that World Youth Foundation, (“an NGO in Special Consultative Status with the Economic and Social Council of the United Nations”), and an NGO Associated with the United Nations Department of Public Information will be hosting the International Conference on “Youth, Peace and Violent Extremism”, 30th July – 3rd August 2018, Melaka, Malaysia.
This year’s programme will provide an opportunity for young people from around the globe to come together to discuss, understand, share, find solutions and develop strategies on issues
pertaining to Violent Extremism, Peace, inclusive societies and how they are building resilience in their communities to prevent Violent Extremism..
Objective of the Conference
The International Conference will create a safe and supportive environment for youth to participate in the fight against violent extremism. It is an initiative to engage young people to participate in the dialogue of preventing violent extremism and to enable them to realize the importance of combating violent extremism and building sustainable peace.
  • to provide young people with the opportunity to share experiences and viewpoints on good practices in addressing the drivers of violent extremism;
  • to identify the “push and pull factors” on the drivers of violent extremism
  • to examine and discuss the role of youths in preventing the conditions that are conducive to violent extremism and promoting sustaining peaceful societies;
  • to engage youth worldwide in addressing the challenges related to P/CVE, to include them in the decision making process on P/CVE issues as highlighted in UNSCR 2250
  • to discuss ways to strengthen the links between P/CVE and the related SDGs – as fully implementing the SDGs, with a focus on SDG 16 will help prevent violent extremism by addressing the socio, economic, political factors that enable radicalization; and
  • to empower youths through capacity building and offering opportunities for networking and cooperation.
Expected Outcome:
The International Conference is expected to generate the following outputs and follow up measures:
  • Identification of priority areas of action
  • Country-level activities in P/CVE and capacity building needs
  • Networking on P/CVE implementation facilitation in their respective countries
Where?
Melaka, Malaysia
When?
30th July – 3rd August 2018
How to Get Involved?
Fore more information click here. Kindly share this announcement widely to your network,particularly to youth focus, youth let and youth serving organizations.
Please do not hesitate to contact  wyfhq@wyf.org.my should you need any further information.

 

Why Violet Mbiti Foundation,Vijana Network International Limited and Youth County Projects Kenya exists

Everything we do, we believe in challenging the status quo, we believe in thinking differently. The way we challenge the status quo is by offering quality projects and opportunities that will empower socially, economically and politically the lives of 16 million unemployed youth from the 47 counties in Kenya that we believe we will reach. Want to partner with us?

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Plan to attend ILO Training in Turin, Italy

ILO will be hosting a training and knowledge-sharing event to be held at ILO’s International Training Centre in Turin, Italy from 25 June – 6 July.

The main objective of the Academy is to enhance the capacity of decision makers (mainly Ministries of Labour and other relevant government institutions and workers’ and employers’ organizations) to develop comprehensive strategies to tackle the multifaceted dimensions of the youth employment challenge, with gender mainstreaming.

The Academy on Youth Employment is intended to support national capacity to develop, implement and review youth employment strategies and programmes.

More specifically, the Academy aims to:

  • Foster better understanding of labour market concepts for rigorous diagnosis of youth employment challenges;
  • Identify viable entry points for mainstreaming youth employment into national employment policies and development frameworks;
  • Provide guidelines for the development of operational plans and programmes on youth employment;
  • Enhance knowledge on what works for youth employment in different contexts, spanning over a range of demand-side and supply-side measures; and
  • Delve into available methods and tools for monitoring and evaluation of youth employment interventions.

Please find more information attached.

Interested candidates can apply online at http://intranetp.itcilo.org/STF/A9011276/en The application deadline is 15 May 2018. Please note that a limited number of partial fellowships is available for supporting youth representatives among the different stakeholder addressed by the Academy.

Why Violet Mbiti Foundation,Vijana Network International Limited and Youth County Projects Kenya exists

Everything we do, we believe in challenging the status quo, we believe in thinking differently. The way we challenge the status quo is by offering quality projects and opportunities that will empower socially, economically and politically the lives of 16 million unemployed youth from the 47 counties in Kenya that we believe we will reach. Want to partner with us?

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Networking with like-minded partners

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I get great satisfaction for the doors i have opened for my fellow youth through Violet Mbiti Foundation and Vijana Network International Ltd .This past week has been a blessing and busy for us. Cyrus Litswa and Erick Mutua attended the 3rd National Youth Leaders Convention that took place in Nairobi County hosted by my friend Raphael Obonyo the founder of Youth Congress.They represented Bungoma County and Kitui County.Thank you Raphael for such an awesome initiative.They networked and interacted with Great Minds such as Kelvin Keya from Care International Kenya who is pictured with them.Thank you Kelvin for motivating my team.You are an inspiration.Levi from Kisumu County and Cynthia from Kakamega County attended the inaugural Youth Devolution Summit that took place in Kakamega County on Friday and Saturday this week and was hosted by Organization of African Youth Kenya.His Excellency Governor Oparanya from Kakamega County attended the summit.Thanks Mike Asudi for inviting my team to attend.I also represented the Foundation at the Drafting of Kenya Youth Policy this week.Proud of my team #www.youthcountyprojectskenya.com # Empowering Youth in the 47 Counties#

Why Violet Mbiti Foundation,Vijana Network International Limited and Youth County Projects Kenya exists

Everything we do, we believe in challenging the status quo, we believe in thinking differently. The way we challenge the status quo is by offering quality projects and opportunities that will empower socially, economically and politically the lives of 16 million unemployed youth from the 47 counties in Kenya that we believe we will reach. Want to partner with us?

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Development of Kenya Youth Policy 2018

It’s a pleasure for Violet Mbiti Foundation to have been invited to The Working Workshop for Development of Kenya Youth Policy Recommendations.The current National Youth Policy was developed in 2007..So its a milestone to be part of the team developing the latest 2018 Youth Policy.The exercise is being spearheaded by National Youth Council in 13 regions in Kenya together with The Government Ministerial Multi-Stakeholder Technical Committee.Never thought i will be engaged in Development of our Country’s Youth Policy#Milestone made#Toa Maoni Yako#violetmbitifoundation#@YouthActKe#@OAYouthKenya#@Nairobits#NYC_youthvoice@youthprojects#Youth Projects Kenya #DSW#Union of Kenya Civil Servants# Young Entrepreneurs Network Africa#www.youthcountyprojectskenya.com

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Why Violet Mbiti Foundation,Vijana Network International Limited and Youth County Projects Kenya exists

Everything we do, we believe in challenging the status quo, we believe in thinking differently. The way we challenge the status quo is by offering quality projects and opportunities that will empower socially, economically and politically the lives of 16 million unemployed youth from the 47 counties in Kenya that we believe we will reach. Want to partner with us?

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Meeting with Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation

It is such a joy and delight for Violet Mbiti Foundation to have been invited to Youth Advocacy Partners meeting organized by Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation.Violet Mbiti Foundation is a member organization of Kenya Adolescents and Youth Sexual Reproductive Health Rights/HIV Network which is a coalition of youth led organizations working on Advocacy in SRHR matters.Violet Mbiti Foundation and Organization of African Youth Kenya represented the Coalition interest at the meeting which sought to discuss Gender Equality and Youth Sexual Reproductive Health.Other organizations who attended the meeting include Akili Dada,AMREF,ActionAid,DSW,IYAFP,Jhpiego,Advocacy Accelerator and Badili Africa#Surreal moment#God Win#www.youthcountyprojectskenya.com

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Why Violet Mbiti Foundation,Vijana Network International Limited and Youth County Projects Kenya exists

Everything we do, we believe in challenging the status quo, we believe in thinking differently. The way we challenge the status quo is by offering quality projects and opportunities that will empower socially, economically and politically the lives of 16 million unemployed youth from the 47 counties in Kenya that we believe we will reach. Want to partner with us?

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Guidelines for working with and for young people

Grateful that Violet Mbiti Foundation was selected as the Kenyan organization to host the field consultation on Developing Guidelines for working with and for young people in Humanitarian Settings which was submitted earlier today.Violet Mbiti Foundation carried out the consultation workshop in Bomet County led by our coordinator Gideon while Norwegian Refugee Council collected the data in Daadab camp in Garissa County.Violet Mbiti Foundation in collaboration with UN Major Group for Children and Youth carried out the exercise.The consultation also took place in Uganda,The Gambia,Malawi,Mali and Nigeria courtesy of UNICEF and Norwegian Refugee Council

Why Violet Mbiti Foundation,Vijana Network International Limited and Youth County Projects Kenya exists

Everything we do, we believe in challenging the status quo, we believe in thinking differently. The way we challenge the status quo is by offering quality projects and opportunities that will empower socially, economically and politically the lives of 16 million unemployed youth from the 47 counties in Kenya that we believe we will reach. Want to partner with us?

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Call for Application – 18th Melaka International Youth Dialogue (MIYD) ‘Youth Engineering A Sustainable Urbanisation’ on 24th – 28th June 2018 in Melaka, Malaysia

World Assembly of Youth (WAY) Headquarters in Melaka, Malaysia are pleased to inform you that the 18th Melaka International Youth Dialogue (MIYD) with the theme ‘‘Youth Engineering A Sustainable Urbanisation’’will be held from 24th – 28th June 2018 in Melaka, Malaysia. This Dialogue is organised by the World Assembly of Youth (WAY) in collaboration with the Ministry of Youth and Sports (Malaysia), the Melaka State Government, the Asian Youth Council, and the Malaysian Youth Council.

The 18th MIYD theme has been selected to uplift ideas and leverage the role of young people towards attaining a strategic and sustainable urbanisation. An interactive dialogue on this topic will be of significance to form, educate, and increase awareness on the challenges and entitlements of youth for a conducive and secure environment that assures and supports their development fully at the different levels of society that they represent. Thus, all participants and stakeholders will gather to call for action and structure experiences on the issue of Urbanisation and Youth Development. The outcome document will elevate youth contribution towards the attainment of sustainable urbanisation and assure favorably in youth development as well as the betterment of societies as a whole.

They wish to extend this invitation to you to partake in this prosperous dialogue. Please refer to the enclosed documents herewith for additional information and registration or visit http://www.way.org.my/miyd-2018.

Why Violet Mbiti Foundation,Vijana Network International Limited and Youth County Projects Kenya exists

Everything we do, we believe in challenging the status quo, we believe in thinking differently. The way we challenge the status quo is by offering quality projects and opportunities that will empower socially, economically and politically the lives of 16 million unemployed youth from the 47 counties in Kenya that we believe we will reach. Want to partner with us?

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2018 Tana Forum Call for Regional Journalists Deadline:27th March 2018

With the aim of playing a crucial role in bringing about sustainable peace and contributing to the implementation of the African Union Tripoli Declaration of August 2009, the Institute for Peace and Security Studies (IPSS) at Addis Ababa University convenes an annual forum on security called the Tana High-Level Forum on Security in Africa, or Tana Forum in short. This initiative is a response to the declaration’s appeal for “African-centred solutions”, and its call for the treatment of peace and security as a collective “intellectual challenge”.
The overall objective of the Tana Forum is to facilitate a platform where African peace and security issues are discussed and followed up by African decision-makers and peace and security stakeholder groups in an open and informal setting. Read the concept notehttp://www.tanaforum.org/tana_2018/concept_note/

The 2018 edition of the Forum will be convened on 21-22 April 2018 on the theme “Ownership of Africa’s Peace and Security Provision: Financing and Reforming the African Union”. This theme recognizes that the principle of ownership in the field of peace and security faces many difficulties as local stakeholders might lack sufficient will or capacity for peace-building and state-building. Understanding ownership helps to strategically examine the roles and functions of external actors in the goals of peace-building and state-building. In a rapidly changing global and African policy environment, there is an obvious need for more powerful and effective AU institutions with the capacity to assume strong ownership on continental and global peace and security matters. Read the summary documenthere: http://www.tanaforum.org/y-file-store/Tana_2018/tana_2018_summary_on_the_theme_en.pdf

The Tana Forum Secretariat has 6 SLOTS to be granted competitively to journalists based in Africa to attend the Forum and provide coverage.

SELECTION

The criteria for selection include:

  1. Must be a journalist from any of the African Union Member States
  2. Must be in possession of a valid passport and in good health condition to travel to and from Ethiopia between 20-23 April 2018 (journalists with disabilities are equally encouraged to apply).
  3. Must have demonstrated interest and experience in covering regional events and high-level forums as evidenced by samples of work.

Selection will take place in the week of 28-29 March 2018. The costs of travel, accommodation and meals will be covered by the Tana Forum Secretariat.

For those who do not get selected, you will be invited to take part in the Tana Forum Media Connect Community where you can access a range of resources including daily summaries, press releases, photographs, audio and video clips of the Tana Forum as well as speeches and relevant presentations shared during the forum.

 

APPLICATION PROCESS

Applications will be accepted in English, French and Arabic. Send your applications and attachments to m.muita@ipss-addis.org and cc Edward.Wanyonyi@oxfam.org.  Applications are now open and will close on 27 March 2018 at 23.59 GMTApplications should include completed application form and requisite attachments. These include:

Completed Application Form- Signed, Stamped And Scanned

Scanned Copy Of Your Passport Bio Page

Scanned Copy Of Press Card

Digital Mugshot/Passport Photo

Current Cv

Samples Of Work: (Provide Online Links)

 

INQUIRIES

Any inquiries related to this application should be addressed to:

Michelle Mendi Muita                     m.muita@ipss-addis.org

Edward Wanyonyi                           Edward.Wanyonyi@oxfam.org

Download the Application form

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Video Project for Young Family Planning/Reproductive Health Advocates: Apply Now!

The Population Reference Bureau is seeking applications for a video training series that will boost the skills and success of reproductive health youth advocates in using online platforms to raise awareness.

This training – to take place May-September 2018 – will guide young reproductive health advocates through production of short videos for online media to raise awareness of important health topics in their communities. Training will include a video production guide, five video conference calls that will teach concept development, production, editing, and messaging, and some individual coaching and support. You will come away with lasting skills to improve your work.

Applicants must be between the ages of 18-35, have experience with reproductive health advocacy, and must have existing social media accounts.

Deadline:April 9th 2018

NOTE: Applications will be accepted from individuals and small teams (2-3 people). If you are applying as a team, please include the names and roles (what will each person contribute to your video?) of each team member.

To apply click on this link: https://form.jotform.com/80634251496156?utm_source=Youth+Video+Project+Outreach+List&utm_campaign=d2f1c7f382-EMAIL_CAMPAIGN_2018_03_14&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_bee0bdf5ee-d2f1c7f382-60889895

Why Violet Mbiti Foundation,Vijana Network International Limited and Youth County Projects Kenya exists

Everything we do, we believe in challenging the status quo, we believe in thinking differently. The way we challenge the status quo is by offering quality projects and opportunities that will empower socially, economically and politically the lives of 16 million unemployed youth from the 47 counties in Kenya that we believe we will reach. Want to partner with us?

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