Global Refugee Youth Consultation

WHAT IS THIS CONSULTATION ABOUT?

As part of a global process of consulting with young refugees, representatives from the REPID (Rural Empowerment & Institutional Development) & CWT (Children and Women Trust)  , the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR), the Women’s Refugee Commission, Inc. (WRC), and APRRN (Asia Pacific Refugee Rights Network) are organising a three-and-a-half-day consultation in  Islamabad from 2nd May, 2016 to 5th May, 2016.  

This is one of many consultations that is being held with young refugees around the world.  They are designed to give young refugees a voice through dialogue with each other, other youth and concerned stakeholders nationally and internationally on issues that affect them.

These consultations will provide an opportunity for young refugees to be heard, to listen and discuss, build new connections, and make recommendations on how they can be more involved in solving the challenges that they and their communities face.

HOW WILL THIS CONSULTATION BE ORGANISED?

It will take place over three and half days and will have two parts:

  1. 1.       A three-day consultation with 20 refugee youth and 5 national youth working together to be heard, develop ideas, build alliances and networks, and contribute to a process that aims to improve work with and for young refugees globally.
  2. 2.       A half day meeting with representatives from key organisations in their location enabling the group to share and discuss findings and recommendations, and discuss how these can be acted upon.

This consultation will require active participation in group discussions and activities with other young people and the facilitation team. The consultation will be led by a team of 3 facilitators. There will also be note-takers present to record the thoughts and ideas of the participants.

HOW WILL THE INFORMATION THAT IS COLLECTED BE USED?

The information collected will be used for the purposes below:

  •          Contributing to a report on all the consultations, including the recommendations of the participants
  •          The development of guidelines and policy recommendations for the UN, NGOs and other organisations that work with youth
  •          Advocacy on the issues that are important to young refugees
  • Immediate action by youth participants and other stakeholders where appropriate and agreed upon 

WHAT IS THE SELECTION CRITERIA FOR YOUTH PARTICIPANTS?

Age:  Participants will be between 15-24 years of age.

Commitment:  

  • Participants must demonstrate commitment to taking part in group activities, discussing issues and sharing ideas openly, and listening to other young people respectfully as they express their thoughts.
  • Participants must abide by the rules of the consultation which include: staying on site for the duration of the consultation (venue and accommodation), not inviting other people to the venue or accommodation buildings, no use of alcohol and drugs.

Experience:  Participants should have previous experience of participating in group activities and workshops, and/or a willingness to get involved.

Parental/guardian consent: If selected, any participants under the age of 18 must have informed consent from their parent or recognised guardian.

Selection Process:

  • If the applicant meets the criteria listed above, selection for participation will be based on the applicant’s experience and motivation.
  • The organisers will work to ensure a balance in terms of age, gender and diversity, including geographical location and life experience. We are committed to ensuring equal access for all applicable young people.
  • The participants will be selected by a panel of three people including representatives from REPID, CWT, UNHCR and APRRN.

LOGISTICS AND SELECTION INFORMATION

 

Selection: Once the applications have been reviewed, staff from UNHCR and CWT/REPID will be in touch to confirm if you have been selected to participate in the workshop. You will hear by 8th April
Travel, accommodation and food: Will be provided by the organisers for all selected youth participants. All participants will be supported in arranging their travel by staff from CWT & REPID. Participants are expected to arrive on 2nd May, 2016 by 8 am and to depart on 5th May at 02 pm.

Application forms in English & Dari language can be downloaded by clicking on the PDF icon below;

WHAT IS THIS CONSULTATION ABOUT?

As part of a global process of consulting with young refugees, representatives from the REPID (Rural Empowerment & Institutional Development) & CWT (Children and Women Trust)  , the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR), the Women’s Refugee Commission, Inc. (WRC), and APRRN (Asia Pacific Refugee Rights Network) are organising a three-and-a-half-day consultation in  Islamabad from 2nd May, 2016 to 5th May, 2016.  

This is one of many consultations that is being held with young refugees around the world.  They are designed to give young refugees a voice through dialogue with each other, other youth and concerned stakeholders nationally and internationally on issues that affect them.

These consultations will provide an opportunity for young refugees to be heard, to listen and discuss, build new connections, and make recommendations on how they can be more involved in solving the challenges that they and their communities face.

ENGLISH FORM       DARI FORM
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