UNDP UAE organizes the first national workshop of Youth Leadership Programme IIIAug 7, 2017
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Abu Dhabi - August 7, 2017
14 August 2017 will witness the first national workshop of Youth Leadership Programme III (YLP) which will be hosted by the General Authority of Youth and Sports Welfare in Dubai and serve as the programme’s official launch.
This round, YLP aims to support and empower young change-makers to accelerate their innovative, impactful and sustainable development solutions, which could take the form of social enterprises, non-profits, NGOs, initiatives, or campaigns. With a special focus on gender equality and women’s empowerment, YLPIII participants will work towards achieving SDGs, especially SDG5 in the Arab region.
This year, YLP will bring together 15 young Emiratis, a group of young men and women with the potentialof becoming effective leaders in their communities. The workshop is planned as an interactive introductory one-day event led by UNDP UAE programme team.
The aspiring leaders will debate and discuss challenges and opportunities their prototypes face to drive the sustainable development agenda forward in the country. They will also be able to define their projects’ sustainability and viability modelling.
Finally, YLP III cohort will continue receiving continuous mentorship and support throughout the programme period.
Danna Abrahim and Laila Abo El-Enein