What is YECAP Indigenous Fellowship?
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.
DEADLINE: 10 September 2022, 23:59 pm [GMT+7].
What to expect?
To implement climate action knowledge and to participate in the appropriate official YECAP and affiliated activities throughout the Fellowship Journey, we will build up the local climate projects together.
- Monthly virtually training and bonding time;
- Opportunities to showcase the work on the ground;
- Offline meet-up and dialogues with other Indigenous fellows.
Why join us?
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.
After completing the Fellowship, the Fellows will receive an official YECAP certificate and acknowledgement of their active participation and initiation throughout the programme. They will also stay in the supportive network of youth in climate action alumni
The Stages of YECAP Indigenous Fellowship
- Inception: Launching the Fellowship application, screening the applications and shortlisting to onboard the selected Fellows.
- Mentoring: Guiding the Fellows to choose a particular team to work with and participate in different tasks and activities during the Fellowship to enrich their experience.
- Scaling Up: Guiding the Fellows to improve their skills through monthly trainings and progress meetings, leveraging peer-to-peer learning opportunities and initiating climate ideas to implement in the next level.
- Networking: Connecting with the local youth networks, startups, private sector, governments, development organizations to scale up the impact of the programme by implementing climate action ideas in local communities.
- 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
Each sector requires specific skills
Please read the Terms of Reference (ToR) before applying
Communication Fellow: Read Here
Coordination Fellow: Read Here
Specialist Fellow: Read Here