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Call for Applications: First Global Forum on Youth Policies

website_banner_applications_open_narrowThe Global Forum on Youth Policy emerges from the need to provide a physical platform for youth policy stakeholders around the globe to discuss and respond to the key questions outlined above. The Forum will be a true global expert gathering of around 700 youth policy practitioners to give a new impetus to evidence-based, inclusive, participatory and effective youth policies.

The Forum seeks to address these five key objectives:

  • To advance a current overview of the state of youth policy and a reflection on the social and developmental role of youth policies, particularly in view of the post-2015 period;
  • To develop a common understanding of the needs for and rationales of systemic and cross-sectoral approaches to youth policy;
  • To share experiences and examples of participatory and evidence-based youth policies, their ration-ales and realities, their successes and shortcomings;
  • To build a common understanding of guiding principles for integrated youth policy development and of the dynamics between concerned stakeholders at different levels;
  • To share plans for follow-up and to develop a shared commitment to take youth policy forward.
  • Eligible candidates for these 200 ‘open spots’ include:
  • • Youth policy practitioners;
    • Youth activists and members of youth movements working on youth policy;
    • Representatives/experts of youth-led organizations, civil society organizations, and networks
    working on youth policy;
    • Research experts from institutes, universities and think tanks with a focus on youth policy;
    • Development experts from organizations, agencies and institutions in the youth sector;
    • Programming experts from donors active in supporting policy change in the youth field.
    Applicants should:
    • Preferably be aged 18-35;
    • Be able to communicate professionally in English;
    • Be experienced in formulation, implementation and/or monitoring of youth policy at the
    national, regional or global level.

The call further specifies eligibility and selection criteria.

For inquiries,email:

To apply, submit your online application by August 27, 2014.

For more information,visit;

Apply: U.S Foreign Agricultural Service Fellowships for Developing Countries

Fellowship Title: The Norman E. Borlaug International Agricultural Science and Technology Fellowship Program, United States Department of Agriculture Foreign Agricultural Service Fellowships for Developing Countries

Brief Fellowship Description: The Norman E. Borlaug International Agricultural Science and Technology Fellowship Program (Borlaug Fellowship Program) helps developing countries strengthen sustainable agricultural practices by providing scientific training and collaborative research opportunities to visiting researchers, policymakers, and university faculty. The Borlaug Fellowship Program has provided over 500 fellowships for agricultural professionals from 64 developing countries worldwide.

Employer: United States Department of Agriculture Foreign Agricultural Service

Application Deadline: Various application deadlines, Please check the individual countries announcements below to the fellowship deadlines.

Detailed Announcements can be found below.

Africa & Middle East



Eastern Europe


Latin America


Scholarship Tags: 

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Call for Applications: UNAIDS CrowdOutAIDS Online Drafting Committee

The CrowdOutAIDS online and offline forums are coming to an end; we are making preparations for the next phases to transform discussions into an actionable strategy. We are analyzing all the fantastic input and will turn this into a survey which will be sent back to participants to validate the findings of the forums.

In the final step of CrowdOutAIDS, an independent drafting committee will be selected to collaboratively author the outcome document of the process via online tools and live drafting sessions.

The drafting committee will be made up of 7 “editors.” The purpose of the drafting committee is to objectively reflect on the various outputs from the CrowdOutAIDS process and put together a clear, concise, actionable plan together with key definitions and principles that UNAIDS should adhere to when working with young people.

We are now calling for applicants to be part of this exciting drafting committee – interested? Keep reading!

Scope of work 

  • Adhere to the principles of the CrowdOutAIDS process including transparency, openness, inclusiveness and youth-led.
  • Read all background materials and analysis of input carefully, and participate in briefing calls with the CrowdOutAIDS team.
  • Objectively represent the outputs of the CrowdOutAIDS process.
  • Take the lead in drafting at least one section of the CrowdOutAIDS outcome document, and provide constructive feedback to other sections.
  • Integrate comments via the chat function in the online drafting application from the CrowdOutAIDS participants.
  • Post each final section of the CrowdOutAIDS outcome document to one of the CrowdOutAIDS online forums for validation. For some forums this will require translation of the section into the forum language and translation of comments to English.
  • Synthesize and incorporate comments from the online forums into the English collaborative document.
  • Mobilize young people in your networks to take part in the CrowdOutAIDS process.

Time commitment

  • Writing process will take place during the last two weeks of January, from 20-40 hours each of the two weeks.
  • Available for several live drafting sessions, and reporting on the work of the drafting committee to the CrowdOutAIDS online forums, including some translation.

Inclusion criteria

  • Active involvement in CrowdOutAIDS
  • Under 30 years of age
  • Fluent English speaker and writer, with at least one of the following languages considered an asset: Spanish, French, Chinese, Russian, Arabic, and/or Portuguese.
  • Proven ability to remain neutral and objective
  • Previous experience with collaborative document authoring considered an asset

Additional selection principles

  • Gender balance and equity
  • Regional balance
  • Key populations at higher risk and young people living with HIV are strongly encouraged to apply. The selection process will be confidential


To ensure the independence of the drafting committee, members will work on a voluntary basis with the CrowdOutAIDS participants as their key constituency

Selection process

  • Send your CV and a motivation letter (of maximum 300 words), in which you answer the following questions:

a) How have you been involved in CrowdOutAIDS so far?
b) Why should you be selected as a Drafting Committee member?
c) In your opinion, why is it important for the drafting committee to remain independent?

  • Seven online drafting committee members will be selected
  • The final selection of the drafting committee will be made by the 9th of January 2012 by a selection committee consisting of:

a) One moderator from the online CrowdOutAIDS forums (in consultation with the other moderators)
b) A representative from the External Working Group made up of members of global youth networks working on AIDS.
c) A CrowdOutAIDS project team member (UNAIDS staff)

Send your application before January 2, 2012 to The final selection will be made by January 9, 2012.

Good luck and happy holidays for the CrowdOutAIDS team! 


Call for Volunteers:UNAIDS CrowdOutAIDS Project!

CrowdOutAIDS works with young people from all continents! is looking for a network of volunteers to host offline CrowdOutAIDS Open Forum, because not all young people have access to the internet, particularly in areas where new HIV infections among young people are high. These meet-ups are crucial to ensure that the new UNAIDS strategy on HIV and young people truly represents the diverse perspectives of young people in the AIDS response. If you agree to host an Open Forum you will receive a discussion and “how to” guide, as well as a letter of recognition from UNAIDS for dedicating your time and effort to CrowdOutAIDS.

Click here for more info:

 About CrowdOutAIDS

 CrowdOutAIDS is the first time the UN collaboratively develops an actionable strategy on HIV and young people using online technologies, and youth organized meet-ups around the world. The aim is to rebuild the UNAIDS Secretariat’s work with young people from the ground up. Notall young people have access to the internet, particularly in some countries and communities where new HIV infections are high. To ensure that the strategy captures the diverse needs and challenges faced by young people in the AIDS response today, volunteers will host CrowdOutAIDS Open Forums around the world.

 We would very much like to encourage you to host an offline open forum. It’s not difficult, and will be of great value for the strategy. This is how you can do it:

 How to host a CrowdOutAIDS Open Forum?

 * Pick a date and venue for your Open Forum Register your Open Forum here on

* If you’ve registered, your Open Forum will show on an interactive map that will be launched next week

* You will receive a detailed “how to” guide via email or mail, if specifically requested.

* Share the idea of the Open Forums with friends, colleagues and other young people, and invite them to join.

When should I hold the Open Forum?

* Please plan your Open Forum so you can report back to no later than December 14, to make sure the output of your Open Forum is incorporated into the strategy.

What happens with the report from my Open Forum?

 * Your report from the CrowdOutAIDS Open Forum will be posted online and feed into the strategy development, just like the CrowdOutAIDS online Open Forums.

 * Based on the output from Online and Offline Open Forums, an elected online drafting committee of young people will draft the strategy via a wiki-like platform. Find out more here.

* You will receive a letter of recognition from UNAIDS for dedicating your time and effort to CrowdOutAIDS.

 It would be great if you could volunteer to host a CrowdOutAIDS offline Open Forum—this is a unique process for in the United Nations; let’s set the gold standard together in the UN’s work to include young people in policy development! We hope to have you on board and look forward to sharing more information with you shortly!