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THE FLYING PENGUIN

Stories from returned volunteers, updates from the
IVP office and committee, a round-up of peace-related
activities and events from around the world,
and discussion and opinion articles on a range of topics
connected with the achievement of a peaceful global society.

IVP members are eligible to apply for the following training and may also be eligible for limited travel support from Asia-Pacific Activist Fund 
(please send your application to: rita.sofea@gmail.com)
 
Global Training of Trainers (ToT) on Youth and Peace Building 
for Young Peace Builders & Trainers
3rd to 7th October 2017
RGNIYD Regional Centre, Chandigarh, India
 
Dear UNOY Member Organisations,
 
United Network of Young Peacebuilders (UNOY) in collaboration with Rajiv Gandhi National Institute of Youth Development (RGNIYD) Regional Centre, Chandigarh (Ministry of Youth Affairs & Sports, GOVERNMENT OF INDIA), Youth for Peace International (YFPI) & Commonwealth Youth Peace Ambassadors Network (CYPAN) India, is organising a 5 days Global Training of Trainers (ToT) on Youth and Peace Building.


When: 3rd to 7th October 2017
Where: RGNIYD Regional Centre, Sector 12, Chandigarh, India
Who: 45 selected young peace builders and trainers from all over the World. There are few slots still available reserved for UNOY Member organisations, apply before 10th Aug 2017 (Thursday) at 07.00pm (IST)

Application Link: https://goo.gl/AsbRXo
Fee: USD 100 (to partially cover the food, accommodation and training expenses)*/**
*Limited need-based full and partial scholarships are available. The fee doesn’t cover travel & visa expenses.
**Additional Benefits for International Participants (on a voluntary basis): Recommendation, selection and 40% scholarship to join another 5 days peace program (Global Peace Fest 2017), close to ToT dates and venue. Check more details at the first & submission confirmation page of the application form.
 
RGNIYD is an Institute of National Importance under the Ministry of Youth Affairs & Sports, Government of India. It has always been motivated to train young persons and interest them in community welfare activities and peaceful coexistence. This training is designed for the current and future trainers, to enable them to train more young people in building peace. Also, the individuals will be recognised as ‘Global Youth Ambassadors for Peace’ after the training.
Background: The Security Council adoption of Resolution 2250 on Youth, Peace and Security on December 9, 2015, acknowledges the central role young people play in global peace efforts. Whilst significant gains have been made on Youth and Peace over the past fifteen years, there still remains a large gap between the commitments made by policymakers and the implementation on the ground.

Training of Trainers for young peace builders is not in proportion to a number of prevailing issues. With workshops like these, we hope that the participants and the organisations they represent put in collaborative efforts to combat conflicts. The training shall equip the participants with a strong theoretical understanding of conflicts, practical approaches mixed with peaceful core values to be a better trainer and also substantiate with case studies to help them comprehend the holistic picture of the same. We hope that in course of the sessions and during the breaks, the participants and the facilitators share their anecdotes of peace- making that will inspire and motivate others.

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The Flying Penguin is our regular newsletter containing stories from returned volunteers, updates from the IVP office and committee, a round-up of peace-related activities and events from around the world, and discussion and opinion articles on a range of topics connected with the achievement of a peaceful global society. In past issues we have discussed what makes a successful workcamp, the challenges of volunteering in confl ict areas, and taking practical steps towards achieving the aims of the Service Civil International movement of being catalysts for change in a violent, inequitable world.

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