8 June: World Oceans Day

We celebrate World Oceans Day to remind everyone of the major role the oceans have in everyday life. They are the lungs of our planet, providing most of the oxygen we breathe. The purpose of the Day is to inform the public of the impact of human actions on the ocean, develop a worldwide movement of citizens for the ocean, and mobilize and unite the world’s population on a project for the sustainable management of the world’s oceans. They are a major source of food and medicines and a critical part of the biosphere. In the end, it is a day to celebrate together the beauty, the wealth and the promise of the ocean. Continue reading “8 June: World Oceans Day”

150 Young Leaders for World Village Conference 2016 – Indonesia

150 selected international young leaders are invited to participate in the World Village Conference in Purwakarta, Indonesia. WVC 2016 is an event to celebrate village ecosystem, packed with inspiring speakers, skill-building programme and a variety of exciting opportunities.

The participants will get involved in workshops and discussion with international prominent speakers, home-stay and knowledge sharing with the locals in Purwakarta, and networking dinner with industry and business stakeholders.

Eligibility

Applicants must be between 17-30 years old, have experience in village development and can include:

  • University students around the world who have understanding on village-based economy, agriculture, culture-based economy or any field related to village-industry.
  • NGO representatives who have experience or deep enthusiasm on village development and village-based industry.
  • Researchers or academicians who have knowledge and can add value on developing village economy while preserving its culture.
  • Business owners or professionals who are interested in investing in Purwakarta village industry.

Applicants must also be members of (or affiliated with) non-government and non-for-profit youth-ed organisations, networks, initiatives or movements (led by youth for the benefit of youth) and have the ability to consult with and reach a wider group of young people, audience or network.

A fluent understanding of English is required, and all applicants must hold an international passport valid until at least November 30, 2016.

Financial support

Purwakarta Regency will cover:

  • Hotel, meals, and accommodation.
  • Transportation from and to airport and the venue in Purwakarta.

How to apply

Fill in the application form online, which requires your details, a CV and an essay.

The essay topic should be on “Village Industries”, along with the reasons to participate in the programme, implementation methodology of their ideas, and commitment to build Village Industries in their country.

For more information, visit the official page of the World Village Conference.

Deadline: May 22, 2016 (or until spaces run out)