A six-month comprehensive regional Indigenous youth-led Fellowship Programme in partnership with Asia Indigenous Youth Platform (AIYP) and offered by the convening partners of the Youth Empowerment in Climate Action Platform (YECAP), to train Indigenous young leaders across Asia to ensure the demands of the Indigenous youth communities for climate action in a meaningful youth engagement in climate action.
Any Indigenous youth from the Asia region (Bangladesh, Cambodia, Indonesia, Laos, Mainland India, Malaysia, Myanmar, Nepal, Northeast India, Philippines, Thailand, Timor-Leste and Vietnam) aged between 18-35
Can commit to the 6-month programme which involves 4-5 hours of weekly engagement
Driven to enhance your climate action and scale your impact nationally and regionally
Minimum of one-year work experience in community building, climate change or youth engagement
The selected Indigenous Fellows will lead, represent and contribute to the YECAP Community by raising awareness among Asia-Pacific youth and engaging with them in various activities on the safe and inclusive platform. From brown bag sessions to consultations, dialogues and more on national, regional and global levels, this is an opportunity to address climate issues and solutions by youth and for youth, to elevate youth voices in advocating for climate action priorities and systematic change, and to be part of larger youth movements.
In recent years, there has been a growing movement of young people across the Asia-Pacific region calling for action on the climate agenda. Through climate strikes and effective utilization of social media, young people have been calling for governments and other relevant stakeholders to take collective action on climate change. However, young people are often marginalized and excluded from those decision-making processes that will shape their futures.
Official Website: YECAP Indigenous Fellowship