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YOUTH PARTICIPATION & GOVERNANCE

USE YOUR OPINION: YOUTH PARTICIPATION & GOVERNANCE Get 4 weeks of intense learning, discussing and practicing the role of youth as Active Citizens who have direct influence on decision-making processes on local, national and global level.

Who takes the decisions that affect your life? Do you have influence?

What role does young people play in a democracy? What do you want your society to be like?

Is your opinion heard? How does democracy work on a practical, everyday level? Do you participate? Which are your rights and responsibilities as a citizen?

CALL FOR PARTICIPANTS TO ACTIONAID’S BRAND NEW YOUTH PARTICIPATION & GOVERNANCE TRAINING IN MYANMAR!

WHAT DO YOU GET? • 4 weeks of inspiring and highly energetic training sessions with international and local trainers, focusing on: • The concept of Youth Participation • Democracy, Citizen Rights & Responsibilities and Human Rights • Introduction to Governance and decision-making processes • Understanding the concept of Participatory Governance • Civic Empowerment and the role of Civil Society • Tactics of influence: Advocacy, Accountability, Active Citizenship • A unique insight into the historical political changes happening right now in Myanmar and examples of citizen participation in these changes • Meet inspiring youth activists and community mobilizers from Myanmar • 2-day seminar with international participants on how to draft a National Youth Policy for Myanmar • Get the skills, knowledge and attitude to become a more active citizen who dares to use her/his opinion to create positive social change • Fieldtrip to visit the AA Myanmar Fellows (rural community mobilizers) and learn how to engage in local decision making • Visit to Nay Pyi Taw, the new capital of Myanmar and home to the countries’ new parliament TRAINING OBJECTIVE The trainees will acquire in-depth knowledge and practical skills on how to influence decisionmaking processes and make sure that the voice of youth is heard and included. They will learn tactics on how to initiate participatory governance activities as a means of empowering youth and communities to become drivers of positive social change.


YOUTH PARTICIPATION & GOVERNANCE

WHO CAN PARTICIPATE? All young staff members, Activistas, volunteers, trainers and activists from ActionAid and partners can join, if ActionAid recommends them. We especially encourage the participation of junior staff working within the field of youth participation, governance, civic education and/ or active citizenship. The participants will be from different Asian countries, so it is necessary that each participant has a good level of spoken English. SCHOLARSHIPS Scholarships are available for participants that are recommended by AA country offices The scholarship includes: • 4 weeks of training • Fieldtrip • Course materials • Accommodation and all meals at the Global Platform • Insurance (medical + travel) You only have to cover: • Transportation to and from Yangon • Visa to Myanmar (50 $) • Per diems/allowance for social activities during weekends HOW TO APPLY? Fill in the attached application form and send it to Global Platform Manager Signe Skovmand: signe.skovmand@training4change.org Do not hesitate to contact us for questions and further information about the training!


YOUTH PARTICIPATION & GOVERNANCE

ABOUT THE TRAINERS ANNE LOUISE CARSTENS [DENMARK]

Master in social science and performance design. Experienced campaigner. Trainer at ActionAids campaign education Global Change in Nepal and Denmark. Experience with training and facilitation from various trainings in Nepal, Africa and Europe. Focus areas: Campaigning, social change, creative activism and action learning. HLAING MYINT HTUN [MYANMAR]

B.A. in English & M.A. (Teaching of English as a Foreign Language). Experience as an ELT Teacher and ELT teacher trainer in Myanmar (2 years) and Thailand (7 years). Focus areas: Youths’ role in the society, participating in building good governance, Rights-based participation. KHIN SANDAR MYINT [MYANMAR]

B.A. in English & M.A. (Teaching of English as a Foreign Language). Experience as an ELT Teacher and ELT teacher trainer in Myanmar (2 years) and Thailand (7 years). Focus areas: Youths’ role in the society, participating in building good governance, Rights-based participation. WUNNA HTUN [MYANMAR]

Works as a Governance Officer with the ActionAid Myanmar Governance Team. Is responsible for informing AAM colleagues on the current political situation and development in the newly formed Myanmar parliament. Focus areas: Myanmar politics, Just & Democratic Governance, Citizen participation in decision-making processes.

ABOUT ACTIONAID’S YOUTH TRAINING CENTRE GLOBAL PLATFORM The Global Platform is a training and resource center focused on youth capacity development. We believe that young people can be very powerful drivers of positive social change, if supported with the right skills, knowledge and attitude through participatory and innovative trainings and activities. We train Myanmar and South East Asian youth on e.g. Leadership, Campaigning & Advocacy, Active Citizenship, Youth & Participatory Governance, Citizen Journalism, Forum Theatre and much more.

TRAINING YOUTH FOR SOCIAL CHANGE

YOUTH PARTICIPATION & GOVERNANCE  

CALL FOR PARTICIPANTS TO ACTIONAID’S BRAND NEW TRAINING IN MYANMAR!

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