United Nations East and Southern Africa Regional Consultation on Youth, Peace & Security – Johannesburg, South Africa (Fully Funded)

Application Deadline: June 30th 2017

As part of a series of regional consultations the United Nations is organizing a consultation for the East and Southern Africa region, to be held in Johannesburg, South Africa from 1 to 3
August 2017.
This regional consultation is part of a global effort to bolster action on United Nations Security Council Resolution 2250, which calls for young people to play a greater role in strengthening peace and security. The discussions from various regional consultations will feed into the Progress Study on Youth, Peace and Security, highlighting the positive contributions of young people in peacebuilding.
Eligibility Criteria:

In order to participate in the East and Southern Africa Regional Consultation you must meet the following minimum requirements:

  • Be between 18 and 29 years old.
  • Must be able to demonstrate work/volunteer experience on issues related to peace and security, including: peace processes, social cohesion, reconciliation, transitional justice, security sector reform, disarmament demobilization and reintegration, etc. This may also include: development, humanitarian action, local and national governance, advocacy, activism, human rights, gender equality, etc. in relation to peace and security.

*Young people working with youth-led organizations, movements, initiatives and networks are highly encouraged to apply.

A total of 30 participants will be selected from 22 countries throughout East and Southern Africa, including: Angola, Botswana, Burundi, Djibouti, DRC, Comoros, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Kenya, Lesotho, Malawi, Madagascar, Namibia, Rwanda, Somalia, South Africa, South Sudan, Swaziland, Tanzania, Uganda, Zambia, Zimbabwe.

  • One participant will be selected from low-medium risk countries: Angola, Botswana, Comoros, Lesotho, Malawi, Madagascar, Namibia, Rwanda, South Africa, Swaziland, Tanzania, Uganda, Zambia and Zimbabwe.
  • Two participants will be selected from high / very high-risk countries: Burundi, Djibouti, DRC, Ethiopia, Kenya, Somalia, and South Sudan.


  • All expenses, including travel and accommodation will be covered by the United Nations.


  • Successful applicants will be notified by email.


Please send all enquiries to: [email protected].

For More Information:

Visit the Official Webpage of the East and Southern Africa Regional Consultation on Youth



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