Thursday, April 3, 2008

International Training Workshop on Disaster Risk & Environmental Management

5 – 8 July 2008
Melaka, Malaysia

The World Youth Foundation will be hosting an International Training Workshop on Disaster Risk & Environmental Management tentatively scheduled to be held in from 5-8th July 2008, Melaka , Malaysia .

This International Training Workshop on Disaster Risk & Environmental Management is a follow-up of the International Training Workshop for Youth Representatives on Environment and Disaster Management held in August 2006 and the International Conference on Environment and Disaster Management held in August 2005 in Melaka , Malaysia by the Foundation.

The international training workshop will focus to introduce young people to the fields of Disaster Risk Management and Environmental Management and includes wide ranging topics to develop a broad based understanding of these fields. It also includes exercises for participants to get practical knowledge.

The objectives of this International Training Workshop are:

- To create awareness and encourage greater educational presence on issues pertaining to disaster risk management

- To empower youth to use education and communication as key tools to achieve MDGs

- To examine existing approaches and proven success stories on environment conservation, i.e awareness and prevention programmes

- To understand, involve and dialogue with youth about environment sustainability

Proposed Outcome

At the end of the training participants will be expected to define an agenda that can be followed up in their own contexts after conclusion of the workshop. Another possible outcome to be achieved at the workshop is to develop an electronic or other network between interested participants that can inform and define future agenda for such youth-based learning events.

Application Criteria:

Ø 80 youth representatives from various national youth councils / organizations/ or school of higher learning

Ø 10 representatives of collaborating Ministries and international non-governmental organizations working on disaster management, environment and sustainable development related aspects and representatives of United Nations agencies.

Ø Must be proficient in English

Ø Must have knowledge on issues pertaining to the training workshop

Ø Must be able to contribute positively to the objectives of the training workshop

Ø Be young people between the ages of 18-25; however some flexibility will be exercised as the definition of youth varies from country to country

Ø Geographical and gender balance will be respected

Air Travel Subsidy:

The Foundation regrets to inform that there are no funds available for air travel subsidy. Hence participants are strongly encouraged to fund their own air-travel.

The Call for Participation and the Application Forms are available at our website at (PDF Format only) or email Ms Varsha at wyf@po.jaring. my for the Word Format. We would like to request you not to send any supporting documents (unless otherwise stated) to avoid clogging up our systems.

Last Date of Application : 2nd May 2008

Thank you

Ms Varsha Ajmera
Chief Operations Officer

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