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Call for Applications: Sport and the SDGs Youth Funshop!

Are you between 18 and 30 years old and an advocate for sport as a development tool?Do you run a sports-based social enterprise?

Are you a leader in your community?


Two outstanding young people from each of the ASEAN countries + Timor-Leste will be invited to deliver a TED-style talk in Manila to an audience of fellow-youth advocates for the power of sport, as well as UNESCO representatives; local NGOs who support youth empowerment; the sport authority of the host country, the Philippine Sports Commission; young athletes and selected members of civil society who support sport for development.

The 3 day “FUNSHOP” (a workshop designed to emphasize positive thoughts and interactions inherent to sport), will be both learning and action-based, complete with obstacle courses, interaction with local youth and field trips to visit and participate actively in local grass-roots sport for development programmes.

Those selected will be the primary funshop participants and are expected to contribute to all the activities, including the core breakout sessions focused on gathering youth perspectives on the issues and opportunities shaping the sport for development sector.

All participation costs will be covered by the hosts!!

The event, “Sport and the SDGs” has been designed as a follow-up to MINEPS VI and contributes directly to Actions 1 and 2 of the Kazan Action Plan, an innovative, action-based sports policy framework designed to convert policy declarations into measurable action. Integrated with the United Nations Agenda 2030 / Sustainable Development Goals, of the three policy areas reflected in the Document, theme II is dedicated to ‘maximizing the contribution of sport to sustainable development and peace’.

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