Call for Applications: Young leaders using sport as a tool for Development and Peace

UNESCO is searching for young leaders from Asia and the Pacific to participate in the 2019 Sport & the SDGs youth FUNSHOP: a three-day event specially designed to advance the capabilities of youth activists who are using sport as a tool for sustainable development and peace. Participants in the Funshop will have the opportunity to become members of the UNESCO Youth and Sport Task Force, a vibrant network of young leaders established in November 2017 following the first SportFunshop held in Manila, Philippines.

Sixty outstanding young leaders from various countries around Asia-Pacific will join the Korean youth to participate in intensive workshops, sport activities and networking events over three days in Seoul, Republic of Korea.

The selected applicants will be the primary Funshop participants and are expected to contribute to all the activities. This includes the core breakout sessions focused on gathering youth perspectives on issues and opportunities that shape the sport for development sector.

Aligned with UNESCO’s Operational Strategy on Youth , the priorities and specific thematic topics to be covered will be decided by the current Task Force members, together with UNESCO.

The 2019 Funshop will be generously supported and hosted by the Lee Seung-Yuop Baseball Foundation, established by Mr Lee Seung-Yuop, the much adored Korean baseball hall-of-fame champion.

The Funshop will take place in Seoul, Republic of Korea, from 5 to 8 September 2019.


Young leaders will be selected from countries across the Asia-Pacific region to participate in the Sport & the SDGs Youth Funshop. To be eligible to apply, applicants must meet the following criteria:

a) Aged between 18 – 30 years

b) Leading or playing an active role in a sports-based social project

c) A resident in an Asia-Pacific country (see complete list)


Deadline for applications: 1 June 2019

Decision by: 15 July 2019

For details: 5-8 September 2019



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Applications Open for 2019 P4G Partnership Fund

p4gApplicants are invited to submit concept notes for P4G Partnership Fund that offers financial support and targeted assistance to select public-private partnerships that are advancing innovative strategies to achieve the following five Sustainable Development Goals:

  • Food Security and Sustainable Agriculture
  • Water and Sanitation
  • Clean Energy
  • Sustainable Cities
  • Sustainable Consumption and Production (circular economy)

P4G will provide funding only to partnerships in the start-up and scale-up phases of development and growth.

  • Start-up: Promising, early-stage partnerships that need support to consolidate the partnership or test the feasibility of innovative approaches.
  • Scale-up: Partnerships that are already engaged in promising, business-driven green growth innovations and need support to scale up and accelerate their impact

Funding Information

Partnerships in the start-up phase may apply for up to USD 100,000. P4G funding should represent a maximum of 75 percent of the partnership’s budget.

Eligibility Criteria

  • Partnership activities must focus on one or more of P4G’s five target SDGs: SDG 2 Food Security and Sustainable Agriculture, SDG 6 Water and Sanitation, SDG 7 Clean Energy, SDG 11 Sustainable Cities, and SDG 12 Sustainable Consumption and Production (circular economy).
  • Country Focus: Partnership activities must benefit one or more of the 150 developing countries eligible for P4G funding.

How to Apply

Applicants can apply online via given website.

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PILDAT to hold dialouge between youth and policy makers (Call for youth leaders announced)

pildatIslamabad (Monitoring Desk): Pildat invites applications from youth of Islamabad, GB and AJK who wish to be youth leaders and hold policy makers and parliamentarians to account on addressing youth issues.

Pildat asks, “Do you wish to be the one setting the agenda of a result-driven debate on key youth issues such as Employment, Quality of Education and social cohesion especially in the Educational Institutions?

If you have the capability to set the tone of a candid, targeted and result-oriented dialogue with decision makers, apply to join a panel of youth speakers who will lead the debate

PILDAT-UNDP Dialogue Between Youth and Political Parties on

Democratic, Peaceful Governance and Sustainable Development

at Islamabad scheduled to be held on Thursday, January 31, 2019

Deadline to submit your Expression of Interest (EoI) is January 11, 2018.

Poverty Reduction through Social Mobilisation in South Asia


Sustainable Development Policy Institute (SDPI) in Pakistan is holding a large conference, the 21st Sustainable Development Conference (SDC) and 11th South Asia Economic Summit (SAES), with the theme of ‘Corridors of Knowledge for Peace and Development’. The event is from 4th to 7th December, 2018 at Islamabad.

In this event, RSPN is holding an exclusive panel discussion, titled “Poverty Reduction through Social Mobilisation in South Asia” on Friday, 7th December, 2018 (tomorrow) from 09:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. The Panel will share lessons and challenges of the social mobilisation approach of Pakistan’s Rural Support Programmes (RSPs) and its adaptations in India and Tajikistan. The panel structure and associated details are given as follows:

Session Chair Panellists: Panel Discussants
Dr Tariq Banuri, Chairman Higher Education Commission, Pakistan. Speaker 1 – (Pakistan). Mr Shoaib Sultan Khan, Chairman RSPN. Discussant 1 – (Pakistan). Mrs Munawar Humayun Khan, Chairperson, Sarhad Rural Support Programme (SRSP).

Discussant 2 – (Pakistan). Mr Ejaz Rahim, Advisor to the RSPN Board.

Discussant 3 – (Pakistan). Dr Tariq Husain, Senior Development Consultant & Evaluation Expert.

Speaker 2 – (Tajikistan). Mr Koshif Rijabekov, Mountain Societies Development Support Programme (MSDSP).
Speaker 3 – (India). Mr Rajsekhar, Society for the Elimination of Rural Poverty and National Rural Livelihoods Mission, Government of India. Via Skype.
Speaker 4 – (India). Mr Sampath Kumar, on Rajiv Gandhi Mahila Vikas Pariyojna (RGMVP) Via Skype.

The venue for the panel discussion is Sangam Hall, Hotel Margala, Kashmir Highway, Near Convention Center, Islamabad.