UNESCO Asia-Pacific Youth ‘Funshop’ on Sports and SDGs (Fully Funded) | Diplomacy Opportunities

UNESCO is searching for young leaders from the ASEAN Member States and Timor-Leste to participate in a Sport & the SDGs ‘funshop’ specially designed to enhance meaningful youth participation in sport policy design, foster cooperation across the region and make the case for sport as an important development tool.

The 3 day “FUNSHOP” (a workshop designed to emphasize positive thoughts and interactions inherent in sport), will be both learning and action-based, complete with obstacle courses, interaction with local youth and field trips to visit selected Philippines Sports Authorities (PSAs) and participate actively in local grass-roots sport for development programmes.

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Those selected will be the primary funshop participants and are expected to contribute to all the activities, including the core breakout sessions focused on gathering youth perspectives on the issues and opportunities shaping the sport for development sector.

The primary participants must submit a summary of their “TED-style talk” in the form of a short report to the UNESCO Organizers. Other contributions to the key output documents will be voluntary although all participants are encouraged to participate in the working group to be convened during the event. Airfares, meals and accommodation will be provided by UNESCO and the PSC.

Two young leaders will be selected from the ASEAN Member States and Timor-Leste to participate in the Sport & the SDGs Youth Funshop.

To apply

Click here to fill application form

Eligibility to submit applications is based on the follow criteria:

  1. Aged between 18 – 30 years

  2. Community leader with a proven history of engaging diverse segments of society through sport

  3. Leading or taking a managerial role in a sports-based social enterprise

  4. A resident in one of the following countries: Brunei Darussalam, Cambodia, Indonesia, Lao PDR, Malaysia, Myanmar, the Philippines, Singapore, Thailand, Timor-Leste, Vietnam

Deadline for the call for applications: 1 October 2017

Decision by: 10 October 2017

Event: 8 – 10 November 2017

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Visit the official call for Sports and SDGs page here


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