Borderless Youth Forum on Justice, Collaboration and Sustainable Development 2019

Borderless Youth Forum on Justice, Collaboration and Sustainable Development 2019

In 2019, the Thailand Institute of Justice (TIJ) will host a regional conference in partnership with the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC). We will take stock on progress towards UN Sustainable Development Goals 16 and 17 to prepare for Crime Congress 2020.

TIJ sees an opportunity to put youth in the center once again, but this time like never before.

TIJ is joining forces with the Design Across Borders teaching team from the Stanford d.school. We will combine their approaches for innovation in distributed teams with the expertise and passion of the TIJ team. Together, we are creating the first “Borderless Youth Forum for Justice, Collaboration, and Sustainable Development.”

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This is the process in a nutshell:

  1. Stay on the ground: We believe that the best way to get information about social challenges is to talk to local people and issue experts. Therefore, you will stay in their respective areas while we provide you with the tools and local experts to emphasize and dive deep into the pain points of the challenges. This also means no language barrier and more insightful information!
  2. Learning with international crowd: You will be assigned to a team of (maximum) 5 international members. Before the session begins, you will be introduced to your international teammates who share interests in the same challenge as you. The team will get to share knowledge and experiences that they have learned from local people and local experts through digital means, and help each other understand the nuances of the challenges through international lenses. With our carefully crafted design thinking tools, we will help you systematically navigate through the complexity of the problem, reframe the challenges, and flex your creative skills to innovate for solutions that could have a potential to shape the future of our community.
  3. Pitch your ideas: Throughout the Borderless Forum, we have designed an in-process mechanism to select up to 15 representatives to attend the Youth Gathering which will be hosted in Bangkok, Thailand on 27-29 March 2019. The Youth Gathering is an opportunity for the youth representatives to present the innovations and learnings from the Borderless Forum to the UN-affiliated organizations like Thailand Institute of Justice (TIJ) and the UNODC, as well as other stakeholders who might be interested in putting your ideas into action!
  4. Showcase your ideas at UN international events: The ideas and learnings from the Youth Forum, as well as the Youth Gathering, will be featured in the materials which will be presented as a youth engagement showcase at UN international events, such as the Crime Congress 2020 in Kyoto, Japan.
  5. Stay connected as TIJ Youth Network: To make sure that this will not be a one-off event,  we have designed the event to allow all participants to stay connected even after the forum has ended, to have access to the tools, resources and opportunities to keep pushing forward for the future you want to see.

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Selected representatives will join the Youth Gathering in Bangkok. This is an opportunity for the youth representatives to present the innovations and learnings from the Borderless Forum to the UN-affiliated organizations like Thailand Institute of Justice (TIJ) and the UNODC, as well as other stakeholders who might be interested in putting your ideas into action!

And some ideas will be able to be showcased at Crime Congress 2020 in Kyoto!

To Apply

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Deadline: 10 February 2019

Who should apply?

This forum is for EVERYONE who are undergrad students, grad students, and young professionals (not over 30 year old) of any majors and of any countries within Asia Pacific Regional.

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