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  1. 1. eSS -MUST Workshop UNHABITAT Youth Fund
  2. 2. Why Youth-led Research? <ul><li>Proportion of youth population in India is 41.05 per cent. </li></ul><ul><li>Demographic Dividend-consider them as resources </li></ul><ul><li>Globally 85 per cent of young people live in developing countries. 200 million youth live in poverty. </li></ul><ul><li>Youth have energy to spare and the eagerness to use it. </li></ul>
  3. 3. UNHABITAT Opportunities Fund <ul><li>Opportunities Fund for Urban Youth-Led Development , as it is officially called, was launched on 4 November 2008 at the fourth session of the World Urban Youth Forum in Nanjing, China. </li></ul><ul><li>support from the Government of Norway </li></ul><ul><li>Youth as a major force for a better world </li></ul><ul><li>Supports young people to alleviate poverty </li></ul>
  4. 4. <ul><li>The Youth Fund aims to: </li></ul><ul><li>Mobilize young people for better youth-related policy formulation. </li></ul><ul><li>Help governments, non-governmental, civil society and private-sector organizations better understand and respond to youth concerns. </li></ul><ul><li>Support youth information networks; </li></ul><ul><li>Pilot and demonstrate new ideas on employment, governance, adequate shelter and secure tenure; </li></ul><ul><li>Share and exchange best practices; </li></ul><ul><li>Promote vocational training and credit mechanisms for entrepreneurship and employment; </li></ul><ul><li>Promote gender mainstreaming in all urban youth matters . </li></ul>
  5. 5. Application Material <ul><li>The Urban Youth Fund has an annual budget of USD 1 million allocated for grants to youth-led projects in the developing world. </li></ul><ul><li>Deadline for application is April 15, 2010. </li></ul><ul><li>Small, grants of up to US$ 5,000. Larger grants of up to US$ 25,000. </li></ul><ul><li>Non-government or community-based non-profit organizations led by young people aged 15-32 years can apply for the fund. The organizations must be based in cities or towns with more than 10,000 inhabitants, have been registered for at least one year and have a valid bank account. </li></ul><ul><li>adults above the age of 32 years may still take part in the organization and youth-adult partnerships are highly encouraged. </li></ul><ul><li>apply in partnership with a facilitating organization that is legally registered (national, regional, local authority) and has a valid bank account. The facilitating organization will enter into a grant agreement with UN-HABITAT and receive the money on behalf of your organization. It will also be responsible for managing funds and project reporting. </li></ul>
  6. 6. <ul><li>Applicants must be non-profit, non-governmental organizations. UN institutions, governmental organizations and private enterprises may engage in partnerships with youth led organizations </li></ul><ul><li>Involvement of girls and young women </li></ul><ul><li>For application material </li></ul><ul><li>http:// www.unhabitat.org/content.asp?cid =7940&catid=637&typeid=24&subMenuId=0 </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.unhabitat.org/downloads/docs/UNHABITATYouthFund_ApplicationGuidelines_EN.pdf </li></ul>
  7. 7. Relevance to Priorities of the Fund… <ul><li>Promoting youth participation in urban governance; </li></ul><ul><li>Piloting innovative approaches to adequate shelter and secure tenure for youth; </li></ul><ul><li>Promoting entrepreneurship and employment for youth; </li></ul><ul><li>Supporting the development of youth networks on sustainable urban development; </li></ul><ul><li>Promoting partnerships between youth organizations and the local government, civil society organizations and/or the private sector; </li></ul><ul><li>Promoting gender mainstreaming in urban youth development; </li></ul><ul><li>Documenting best practices in urban youth-led development </li></ul><ul><li>Projects must be implemented within a city or town with more than 10,000 inhabitants </li></ul>
  8. 8. Check… <ul><li>An signed and stamped official cover letter from the applicant organization </li></ul><ul><li>A valid registration certificate; </li></ul><ul><li>A detailed project budget in accordance with funding rules; </li></ul><ul><li>A logical framework outlining the structure of the project </li></ul><ul><li>A profile of the applicant organization including a description of the organization’s history, mission, management, membership and activities; </li></ul><ul><li>A list of board members and management indicating their full name, age, gender, education and profession; </li></ul><ul><li>A one-page CV of the project coordinator; </li></ul>
  9. 9. <ul><li>Facilitating Organization (if applicable) </li></ul><ul><li>A valid registration certificate; </li></ul><ul><li>A profile of the facilitating organization including a description of the organization’s history, mission, management, membership and activities; </li></ul><ul><li>A letter of agreement between the applicant organization and facilitating organization indicating the roles and responsibilities of both parties </li></ul>
  10. 10. Where to send the applications to? <ul><li>E-mail: [email_address] </li></ul><ul><li>or </li></ul><ul><li>Address: </li></ul><ul><li>eSocialSciences </li></ul><ul><li>T-131, Tower 1, 3rd Floor, </li></ul><ul><li>International Infotech Park, </li></ul><ul><li>Vashi, </li></ul><ul><li>Navi Mumbai 400703, Maharashtra, India. </li></ul><ul><li>Tel: +91 22 27814436 </li></ul><ul><li>Attn: UN-HABITAT Youth Fund </li></ul>
  11. 11. Selection Procedure…. <ul><li>Relevance to the objectives and priorities of the fund 50 per cent: </li></ul><ul><li>Youth led </li></ul><ul><li>Sustainable urban development </li></ul><ul><li>Involvement of youth with fewer opportunities </li></ul><ul><li>Involvement of girls and young women </li></ul><ul><li>Quality of project design 50 per cent: </li></ul><ul><li>Quality of project proposal 50 per cent: </li></ul><ul><li>Impact </li></ul><ul><li>Sustainability </li></ul><ul><li>Innovation </li></ul><ul><li>Quality of partnership </li></ul>
  12. 12. Selection Procedure…. <ul><li>Registered and given a unique number </li></ul><ul><li>Eligibility check </li></ul><ul><li>Quality assessment </li></ul><ul><li>Highest rated applications from each geographical area are shortlisted </li></ul><ul><li>Steering committee reviews </li></ul>
  13. 13. If you are selected…. <ul><li>Granted projects are published on the UN-HABITAT website within five months after the deadline for applications. Successful applicants are notified by e-mail. </li></ul><ul><li>beneficiaries shall receive the agreements for signature within seven months after the deadline for applications </li></ul>
  14. 14. Last Year’s Beneficiaries… <ul><li>Projects: </li></ul><ul><li>Youth employment, education and training initiative </li></ul><ul><li>Urban Youth Mobilization Program </li></ul><ul><li>Crawford Public Art Project </li></ul><ul><li>Promotion of Nature Friendly Low Cost Housing Techniques </li></ul><ul><li>Advocating Environmental Justice and Sustainable Development among Youth Slum Dwellers </li></ul>
  15. 15. Thank You <ul><li>eSS and MUST </li></ul>