YouthCAN Innovation Lab, Islamabad: Programme Application
When: 25-27 October, 2019
Where: Islamabad, Pakistan
Application deadline: 5 October, 2019 (applications will be accepted on a rolling basis so apply early!)
The Youth Civil Activism Network (YouthCAN) and HIVE Pakistan are looking for innovative young people living in Islamabad who are ready to work for peace in their community.
Apply to join YouthCAN Islamabad and receive training and support to create your own unique initiative that stands up to hate, polarization, extremism and violence and empowers the youth in your community to work together to create more peaceful and inclusive communities. If you have an idea for an initiative to make your community a safer and more accepting place for everyone, form a team and apply today!
YouthCAN Islamabad is a 6-month programme that will begin with an intensive 3-day workshop on 25-27 October. There, you will work with local and international experts to learn best practices for planning impactful social change campaigns, while creating a strategy and plan for your own initiative. Teams that complete the training will have a chance to apply for funding and support to bring their campaign to their community.
To apply: (submit 1 application per team)
Describe the challenge that your team would like to take on, and how you would address it with your campaign. Applications will be judged by how well they address the challenge and their creativity / originality.
• You must apply as a team of at least 4 people. Although teams may be as large as you want, a maximum of 6 people
can attend the workshop.
• You and the team must be committed to attending the workshop on the 25th to 27th of October IN FULL and to
implementing the campaign in the months that follow if you are successful in getting funding
• All team members must meet the following criteria:
o aged 18-29
o living in Islamabad or Rawalpindi long-term
o committed to attending the full training and delivering the team's campaign
YouthCAN is a global network for young activists that was created to understand, encourage and amplify positive grassroots efforts against violent extremism and hate speech. We believe in the incredible power that young people have to change the world, and we are dedicated to giving youth the chance to take action and make their voices heard.
HIVE Pakistan is is a first-of-its kind space in Pakistan, dedicated to training, research, resource development and social innovation to counter extremism and work towards an inclusive, peaceful society.
If you have any questions or would like more information, please email us at:
1. Team Name
2. How many members are on your team?
3. Please list the name, age and gender of all team members.
4. What Sector in Islamabad do the majority of team members live?
5. Which languages do all members of your team speak / understand?
Which language(s) is (are) your team most comfortable communicating in?
6. Please provide a contact name and number for the group? This will be used to inform you if your application has been successful.
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