Mongolia Youth Peer Training Program

When, local time: 
Monday, 25 May 2015 - 9:00am to Friday, 29 May 2015 - 6:00pm
Where: 
Mongolia, Darkhan-Uul, Selenge
Type of Event: 
Category 7-Seminar and Workshop
Contact: 
Eunice Smith, e.smith@unesco.org

In 2014, stemming from requests made by Mongolian youth, 16 selected young women and men from four aimags in Mongolia (Bulgan, Darkhan, Orkhon, and Selenge) benefited from a training program to strengthen capacities for youth transition to adulthood.

During the weeks of May 11 and 23, 2015, these 16 youth will have the opportunity to practice their skills and competencies obtained in 2014 by delivering training to their peers in the four aimags as part of the Mongolia Youth Peer Training Program.

This training program contributes to the implementation of the UNESCO Operational Strategy for Youth, which notes the importance of young people in driving change and claiming respect for fundamental freedoms and rights; improving conditions for themselves and their communities; and actively seeking opportunities to learn, work and participate in decisions that affect them.

The Mongolia Youth Peer Training Program will be supported by the UNESCO Beijing Office and facilitated by the Mongolian Education Alliance (MEA), the contractor which organized the initial training program in 2014.

The 16 youth trained in 2014 developed capacities in the areas of
a) knowing and claiming rights,
b) leadership and management,
c) good governance and civic participation,
d) mon-violent conflict resolution,
e) human rights and equality, and
f) dealing with adversity an common challenges

They will have the opportunity to exercise their leadership skills through providing training to their youth peers (nominated by the Social Policy Office in the Provincial Government and who are members of the Mongolian Youth Federation) using the “How to become a responsible youth leader” training manual developed by D&T Consultants in collaboration with UNESCO and MEA. The youth participants (trainees) will gain knowledge and develop capacities in the aforementioned areas.