The Regional Youth Summit on Countering Violent Extremism, hosted on 26-28 October 2016 in Maiduguri, Nigeria, will bring together young people, youth-led organizations, non-governmental organizations, governments and UN entities to agree on a common vision and roadmap to partner with young people in preventing and countering violent extremism and building lasting peace in the region. The summit will include participants from Cameroon, Chad, Mali, Niger, and Nigeria
Participants will be selected on the basis of motivation and experience. The organizers will ensure balance in terms of age, gender, geography and diversity among selected participants. The majority of selected participants will represent an organization and come from communities or countries affected by conflict, going through a post-conflict process or facing widespread violence.
Age: youth participants should be between 15-35 years of age.
Travel costs: All travel costs for those invited to participate in the summit will be paid for by Search for Common Ground.
Application form and deadline
Applications from Nigerian applicants must be received in full by 15 September 2016 by 10:00pm EST (NYC Time). Applications from all other applicants must be received in full by 20 September 2016 by 10:00pm EST (NYC Time).
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