More than 500 girls and boys from Asia and the Pacific region have submitted their applications to participate in the Youth Training on Media and Civic Participation that UNESCO will organize in Bali in August 21-28.
Out of the hundreds of applications received, 75 young girls and boys will be selected based on their commitment with the values of UNESCO, their potential as change makers in their communities through their involvement in youth-led organizations, and their interest on the potential of media (traditional and online) to promote civic engagement and participation. The selected participants will be individually informed by email by July 16.
The Asia-Pacific Youth Training on Media and Civic Participation will be conducted in collaboration with the youth-led organization Indonesian Future Leaders. The training aims to share experiences to promote the culture of peace, develop practical action plans and explore the opportunities that the new media provides to enhance youth participation and civic engagement.
The training is part of the “Global Media Forum: The Role of Media in Realizing the Future We Want For All”, an initiative that aims to define the role of media in the development agenda that will continue the efforts of the Millennium Development Goals after the year 2015.