UNOSDP opens applications for Youth Leadership Programme

By Erin Greene | 13 Feb, 2015

The United Nations Office on Sport for Development and Peace (UNOSDP) would like to share information regarding the Youth Leadership Programme. Firstly, UNOSDP would like to thank those who recommended candidates in previous editions of the programme and for your great participants over the past 3 years. UNOSDP would also like to encourage those who the contact for the first time to collaborate in the dissemination of this information among potential future participants. UNOSDP has hosted 13 camps to date and their office and partners have had the privilege in meeting some 390 youth volunteers. After a very successful start to the 2015, they are now very excited to be going back to the IMG Academy in the summer.

UNOSDP welcomes you to submit up to 4 applications from your organisation. Participants should be aged between 18-25 who are currently working or volunteering in grassroots level sport for development projects and have shown outstanding leadership potential (please see below participant criteria). To ensure equal participation of male and female participants, I would like to encourage you to propose two female and two male candidates.


In order to find the best participants and the potential youth leaders, we invite you to help us to identify some candidates. The following criteria must be met:

• The participants should be from the age of 18-25 and from a disadvantaged communities and/or backgrounds.
• The camp in Florida will be focused on youth from Latin America, North America and surrounding islands, including a selection of representatives from other countries.
• They should be currently volunteering or working in the sport for development field and involved with community programmes.
• The participant should have a leadership role within their sport for development organization.
• Since one of the objectives of the camp is to share best practices and experiences from the field, we are looking for young people with great social skills who would be ready to present and share their work in public.
• Most importantly we are looking for participants who are motivated and dedicated to work in the field of sport for development and peace, bringing innovative ideas into their programmes and to this field.
• Since the official language of the camps is English, it is essential that the candidate has excellent conversational skills in English.
• There is strength in diversity and therefore we encourage persons with disabilities, people from different cultural backgrounds, with different experiences to come together to teach each other and to learn from one another.
• Gender equality is very important to us so we will be looking at having a minimum of 50% female participation.

Please note that UNOSDP will cover the costs of the participants from the flight tickets to and from their city of departure and all costs during the camp (accommodation, food, daily allowance, insurance). The only cost UNOSDP will not cover is the cost of getting to and from the airport in the participants home country and the costs related to the visa process.

Please send all applications by Tuesday 10th March 2015. Click here for the online application form.



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