Hello Youth Leader! The ASEAN Youth Volunteer Programme (AYVP) 2017 for the for the fifth time this year will be back. The programme will take place in Bandung, Indonesia on 1st until 26th August 2017. This programme, developed and implemented by Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia (The National University of Malaysia – UKM), with the support of the ASEAN Secretariat, Ministry of Youth and Sports, Malaysia, and the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), in collaboration with Institut Teknologi Bandung (Bandung Institute of Technology – ITB).
- For a month, 50 DRR-Leaders will be equipped with leadership competencies through workshops and hands-on activities as they work with each other and local communities to discover the ASEAN identity and the role that ASEAN youth can play in the community, with a specific focus on the DRR issues.
- On project sites also, they will engage the local communities on issues related to Disaster Risk Reduction (DRR). When they head back to their home countries, they are expected to carry out their own community projects that will contribute to the resilience of Disaster Risk Reduction (DRR) issues in ASEAN.
- Successful proposals will be awarded seed grants with a maximum value of USD2,000.00.
The participants will embarked on a 4 week knowledge-driven, volunteerism journey with week 1 and 4 hosted at the Institut Teknologi Bandung while week 2 and 3 engaging with local communities in implementing Disaster Risk Reduction (DRR) activities in Bandung. While on 2018, ASEAN Youth Volunteer Programme will be organised in Malaysia focusing on Protecting ASEAN Heritage thematic area.
- 50 ASEAN Youth DRR-Leaders – nationals of ASEAN countries.
- Aged 18-30 years old (within the year 2017).
- Fluent in the English language.
- Passionate about the Disaster Risk Reduction (DRR) issues and serving communities in need.
- Preferably with experience and/or training in disaster management on natural hazards such as earthquakes, floods, droughts, typhoon, cyclones and whatnot, and committed to implement a project that can potentially benefit his/her own community.
17 February 2017 (application for facilitators)
24 February 2017 (application for volunteers)