2020 Regional Dialogue on Indigenous Youth Social Entrepreneurship

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Call for participants: Regional Dialogue on Indigenous Youth Social Entrepreneurship

Are you a young Indigenous person who is making a difference through social entrepreneurship and community building?

Sign up for the Regional Dialogue on Indigenous Youth Social Entrepreneurship to be held on 20-22 January 2020 in Bangkok, Thailand! 

Join here http://bit.ly/ISERD2020 by 27 November 2019.

Applications are open to:
# Indigenous youth aged 15-30 from Bangladesh, Cambodia, India (Mainland and Northeast), Laos, Myanmar, Nepal, the Philippines, Malaysia, Indonesia, Vietnam, Timor-Leste and Thailand;
# Business owners or operators who have social or environmental impact;
Young Indigenous social entrepreneurs looking to preserve Indigenous Knowledge, traditional culture and make a difference in their communities;
# Representative of an Indigenous organization working on youth development.

Selection criteria of business or organization representative:

  • The context of the problems is sufficiently provided;
  • The business and the organization are operationally viable;
  • The business or the organization have clear indication of their social and environmental impact, including human rights protection and promotion;
  • The representative show relevant skills and knowledge for leading the initiative;
  • The business or the organization shows their commitment and promising progress;
  • (Optional) The business or the organization demonstrate ways to generate revenue for financial sustainability.

The Regional Dialogue is organized by Asia Indigenous People Pact (AIPP), United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and United Nations Educational Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) to develop a launchpad for young indigenous social entrepreneurs to develop skills, build capacity and contribute to Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). 

Asia Indigenous Youth Platform
UNESCO Bangkok Office, the Asia Indigenous People’s Pact (AIPP) and UNDP have launched the Asia Indigenous Youth Platform to support indigenous youth. Composed of representatives from over 13 countries in the region, the platform is an ongoing mechanism that enables young people to come together and build the skills they need to address the issues faced by their communities

About Youth Co:Lab
Co-created in 2017 by the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and the Citi Foundation, Youth Co:Lab aims to establish a common agenda for countries in the Asia-Pacific region to empower and invest in youth, so that they can  accel­erate the  implementation of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) through leadership,  social innovation and entre­preneurship.

About B+HR Asia-Pacific
UNDP B+HR Asia drives progress on business and human rights through technical advisory, awareness raising, and capacity building support to governments, businesses, civil society organizations and independent National Human Rights Institutions. Partnering with an array of champions including, media professionals, technical experts and human rights defenders, B+HR Asia works to ensure the effective implementation of the UN Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights, with a particular focus on National Action Plan development and remedy provision. Among our priority areas are land rights, labor rights, migrant labor rights and environmental rights.

For apply: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSfm0oqvp4R6ijPhG5M3z-i4_TQxJHUTUXqsIohMv9puio2U7Q/viewform

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