Morocco Forum 2016 for Adolescent and Youth Human Rights Driving Sustainable Development in Marrakesh, Morocco (Fully Funded)

Application Deadline: 9 November 2016.

Adolescents and youth are among the population groups most affected by each of the sustainable development goals. In fact, whether or not this agenda succeeds will depend on them – their experience of engagement or of alienation, their inclusion or their further marginalization – because they are the key driving force of this sustainable development era, thus the need to invest in adolescents and young people to advance the broader ICPD Beyond 2014 priorities and Agenda 2030.

It is in this context, that the Morocco Forum will be held in Marrakesh from 8-9 December 2016 to help create a well-articulated and strengthened CSO movement in Africa. It will be a platform for young people from the African Continent, Civil Society Organizations (CSOs), high level United Nations officials, celebrities and Moroccan youth, to under the auspices of the National Observatory for Children’s Rights (Morocco), meet and have a discourse on the theme ‘adolescent and youth human rights driving sustainable development’.


  • One passionate young person from the selected Arab and African countries already working to promote the ideals of this Forum will be selected.
  • Selected participants will be fully funded to participate in the Forum – air transport, accommodation and meals will be covered. Some of the selected young people may also take part in a capacity building workshop scheduled for 6-7 December 2016.

Who can apply?

Participants will be selected based on the following eligibility requirements:

● Must be at least 16 and not older than 30 years by 31 December 2016

● Availability between 8-9 December 2016

● Must be a national and living in any of the following African and Arab countries:

Algeria, Angola, Bahrain, Benin, Botswana, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Cameroon, Cape Verde, Central African Republic, Chad, Comoros, Congo, Côte d’Ivoire, Democratic Republic of Congo, Djibouti, Egypt,Equatorial Guinea, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Gabon, Gambia, Ghana, Guinea, Guinea Bissau, Iraq, Kenya, Kuwait, Jordan, Lebanon, Lesotho, Liberia, Libya, Madagascar, Malawi, Mali, Mauritania, Mauritius, Mozambique, Morocco, Namibia, Niger, Nigeria, Oman, Palestine, Qatar, Rwanda, São Tomé and Príncipe, Saudi Arabia, Senegal, Seychelles, Sierra Leone, Somalia, South Africa, South Sudan, Sudan, Swaziland, Syria, Tanzania,Togo, Tunisia, Uganda, United Arab Emirates, Yemen, Zambia, Zimbabwe

● Must represent a youth-led organization, or at least, be renowned for working with youth

  •  Must have basic knowledge of the following: The 1994 Cairo Declaration, ICPD Beyond 2014 Agenda, the Addis Ababa Declaration on Population and Development, Agenda 2063 and the 2030 Agenda.
  •  Must have capacities for the coordination, mobilization and dialogue with young people and/or must be experienced in advocacy processes.
    ● Must have some basic knowledge sharing skills
    ● Must have interest and a demonstrated commitment to ensuring young people’s SRHR (including access to Comprehensive Sexuality Education)
  • Young people representing diverse backgrounds and groups are encouraged to apply, including adolescents and young people with disabilities.Preference will be given to applicants who:

    ● Demonstrate themselves as emerging leaders through their work or volunteer experience, community activities etc.

    ● Are committed to return to their home countries to share what they have learned with other young people and follow up on the recommendations from the Forum

    ● Applicants who have ties with other CSO sectors that go beyond youth movement(s)

    Please note that the official languages of the Forum will be English and French.

    Only shortlisted applicants will be contacted.

    Application & Selection Timeline

    Applications will be received from 25 October – 9 November 2016. Successful

    applicants will be notified by 18 November 2016.

Apply Now for the Morocco Forum for Adolescent and Youth Human Rights Driving Sustainable Development

For More Information:

Visit the Official Webpage of the Morocco Forum for Adolescent and Youth Human Rights Driving Sustainable Development


  1. Comment: i am a congoles student i am interst by the forum which concerne africain youth about humain rigths because of the danger which africain youth are runing. so i apply for being anong you to learn more and to share knowlodges with others people.

  2. je suis etudiant à l’universite de lomé. je suis togolais et j’aimerai prendre part ç ce forum sur humain rights driving sustainanble developemenht in marraesh parce que ce fléau est un danger pour nous.c’est vraiment une bonne initiative

  3. Thank for this very good opportunity bring young people together to discuss human rights and individual freedoms. I thank that the conference will offer great insights in how young people in politically sensitive environments can safely participate in political and democratic processes

  4. I am a Zambian female student aged 22 a member of a youth organisation( Amos Youth center that helps youths and young people education wise, being entrepreneur’s and trains youths with skills on how well to attain development goals.I do cordinate ,mobilize and dialogue wewith my fellow youths in carrying out my duties and hav taken part in community works with my organisation.I want to be part of this youth forum to learn more and be part of theme….hoping for a positive response

  5. Iam a Zambian female student,a member of a youth organization (Amos Youth Center) that’s helps youths and youth people Education wise, trains young people with skills and also the community with voluntary works.. I wish to be part of this forum that has been created so as to represent my organisation and learn more on what the theme has in stock for us youths. I can coordinate ,mobilize and dialogue well with my fellow youths in carrying out my day to day duties…iam applying to be part of the forum and hoping my application will be considered.waiting to hear from u..

  6. Hope this finds you all well.Am grateful for such a platform which will be an eye opener and holistically unite african youths
    May God bless Africa
    Maryjoan Gathima-Kenya

  7. I’m nathan kutshi, a student of universityi of kinshasa and i’m again member of an organization named  » knowledge & self- consciousness » this forum is very important for me because i will learning more and after that my groupe will be teaching. Waitting an positive answer i thank you.

  8. salut je suis Tiecoura Alexis jeune entrepreneur et aussi volontaire et responsable dans une organisation de jeunesse ;j’aimerais participé a ce forum qui est une trés bonne initiative pour changé et développé la mentalité des jeunes et aussi mettre fin a ce fléau qui mine notre société.

  9. Me name is Sidoine Folly AKAKPO i’m a togolese and i’m a student in terminal D . I’m the national secretary of the youth commity of YMCA TOGO and also a member of ATBEF . I would like to take part of this forum because i have a part of responsability in the developpement of AFRICA and share with others what i have also learn . I waiting to hear from you .Thank you

    • This is Max mtiwah,aMalawian, am running an association of young pple leaving with HIV at district level.. Am hereby applying for my physical presence in this Forum..ibelieve that ,this Forum will mould my understanding in the issues of Human rights and it will built my capability when dealing with issues of human rights in my association,,, Am here waiting your favourable consideration and positive response

  10. KOUELO BANARBE, j’ai deja fais mon inscription pour participer à ce forum, il y a plus d’une semaine et j’ai pas encore eu votre confirmation.
    Merci pour votre compréhension

  11. I’m Christian NGOMENZEY, coordonator of Clubs YouthFim (Youth Forum SDG) of DRCongo. I find well this platform. I want also to take part for sharing knowledge and experiences living in the countries.

  12. Comment: bonsoir je suis étudiant en Master à l’Université Abdou Moumouni de Niamey( Niger). Pour ma part je considère que cet espace est une véritable opportunité pour les jeunes car leur permettant de renforcer les bagages intellectuels nécessaires pour la construction de leur leadership et leur personnalité. il constitue aussi une grande occasion de donner et de recevoir qui peut être un déclic pour un éveil susceptible de faire naître un changement de comportement sociétal découlant d’une prise de conscience général. je voudrai bien y prendre part tout en espérant que mon nom figurera sur la liste des autorisés à participer.

  13. je suis bokola boya yannick de nationalité ivoirienne.une telle initiative dans notre continent est une idée qui promet un avenir plus promoteur qu’ en au role des jeunes et des adolescents africains dans l’afrique de suis président du club santé et lutte contre le V.I.H SIDA de mon université depuis 2012 jusque a ce jour ,et une telle activité fera enrichir mes sien ,étudiant comme moi par cette expérience au MAROC qui viendra renforcer les bases de notre détermination et notre engagement a la cause de la jeunesse que nous sommes .

  14. hello comrades…….I am the one who have received feedback from the organisers telling me that my application is successful and I have already sent my details but till today I haven’t get any further communication regarding processes of visa and flight arrangements…please help me comrades…

    best regards
    Mojaki Moqalane Jacob

  15. iam kamoga stanley Ugandan award winner child protection individuals category 2014,tumain awards program,am apeer educator ,women and children activist,i have 10 years working with young people on youth empowerment preventing drug abuse and alcoholism.carrently volunteering with plan international uganda,smart up youth empowerment project as a youth champion


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