Application Deadline: 14th January 2016.
When: 4th to 6th February 2016
THEME: Effective Cooperation for Building Community Resilience Against Violent Extremism
The International Youth Action Against Terrorism (IYAAT) in Partnership with the African Initiative for Women in Africa (AIWA Forum) and YELI Burundi will hold the maiden International Youths Conference on Counter-Terrorism from 4th to 6th February 2016 in Nairobi, Kenya. This is planned to involve Delegates from UN member countries.
The conference will further the post-2015 global development discourse on counter-terrorism, emphasizing counter-terrorism implementation challenges, by bringing together Youth representatives, youth leaders and leading counter-terrorism practitioners from around the world purposing to provide an opportunity to assess the crucial role of youths and women in counter-terrorism.
The conference will also identify gender dynamics and social justice issues on counter-terrorism in the past years, success stories and lessons learned. As well, they shall identify the remaining gaps and challenges and emerging issues and priorities for the future to ensure that the global counter-terrorism agenda advance the realization of gender dynamics and social justice in counter-terrorism measures.
ENVISAGED OUTPUTS AND RESULTS
The Conference will – while counting on the Global Youth Fora- bring together positive developments, good practices and lessons learned in analyzing the involvement of the women and youths in acts of terrorism. Furthermore, the Conference will stimulate debate, identify new approaches while promoting the replication and scaling-up of demonstrated successful interventions.
The outcomes of the conference, analytical papers, presentations and rapporteur summary will be hosted on the IYAAT web platform for Beyond 2016 consultations www.iyaat.org, and on preferred platforms of all organizing partners to this conference. The discussions emerging from the conference will inform the work of IYAAT going forward.
The conference shall consist of several regular sessions spread across the 3-day period and will be designed to provide young women and men sufficient time to interact, seeking a balance between discussions on outputs, thematic debates, networking opportunities, capacity building and cultural events. The number of parallel sessions will be reduced to ensure that participants do not miss out on activities.
Following previous success, a Partnerships Hall will be organized to provide a space for event participants and civil society participants from across the board to converse with one and other and explore different initiatives taking place to create community cohesion.
The aim is to build a sustainable network for participants to stay connected, and assist in furthering the global CVE goals. In addition, spaces will be organized for young leaders to present their innovative initiatives and good practices.
Media and online tools will be leveraged at the different stages of the Forum to allow broader outreach and engagement by youth across the world.
- Partnerships and Networking Hall;
- Youth’s advocacy review session.You are further invited to share your views of fighting terrorism using youth’s efforts on this PVEFramework Survey here: https://goo.gl/zQxv3S
- The three day conference will cost 5,000 KSHS (or 50 USD) for conference fees, the participant booklet, food, snacks and entertainment for the three-day conference.
- Applicants are required to make payments on or before 14th January 2016.
- Participants travelling both from outside and within Kenya are required to cater for their own air ticket/bus ticket, local travel in Nairobi and accommodation.
- A list of various accommodation places and their prices will be provided to registered delegates.
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