The YP Foundation (established as The Youth Parliament in 2002 with support from the India Habitat Centre and registered as The YP Foundation in 2007) is a volunteer based non-profit organization that is committed to developing the uninhibited expression of young people. The primary objective is to support innovative ventures by young people by developing their skills and ideas to create projects and programmes that create social impact. The YP Foundation works with the age group of 16 to 28, empowering volunteers to open up their potential to reach others. This year, The YP Foundation has decided to open staff positions for application. We are currently looking for applicants to fill the posts in our Senior Management, Management and Programme Divisions teams. Requirements for
Dr. M.S. Swaminathan Inviting All to Come Under the "Green Umbrella" Nature Foundation (India) is a Non Governmental Organization in tune with nature and dedicated towards nature conservation. The foundation recently invited the eminent Dr. M. S. Swaminathan among others, to launch a Green Umbrella project at the Russian Cultural Center in Delhi. With “Green” standing for clean and green environment and “Umbrella” symbolizing protection, conservation and coming together of like minded individuals, the programme will be executed with the co-operation and blessings of Sh. M.L. Dewan and the Global Warming Reduction Centre. The mindless exploitation of nature and natural resources has put the present and the future generations at considerable ecological disadvantage, risk and shock. The f
EXPERIENCE the RURAL INDIA!!! CHIRAG is organizing a two week foundation course meant for youth, in the Nainital District of Uttarakhand. The foundation course seeks to provide an orientation about life in rural India. The course will commence with an exploration of issues and tools to understand and analyse life in villages. The course will include sessions on different aspects of village life. The course will be interspersed with visits to villages – including night-stays in homes. Following are the working areas: Primary education, primary health care, rural livelihoods. And an year long opportunity to experience environmental regeneration in village life! Eligibility: Anyone between the ages of 21 and 28, with a graduate degree or a diploma (after 12th standard) and 2 years of w
Urban based youth-led organizations in developing countries who are working to improve the living conditions of their communities can now apply for financial assistance from UN-HABITAT, the United Nations Human Settlements Programme. The Opportunities Fund for Urban Youth-Led Development will provide grants between $5,000 and $25,000 to organizations led by young people, aged 15-32 years. "In this time of worldwide economic crisis, it is not only banks and automakers who deserve financial support, we also need to encourage youth who are often best placed to solve problems in their communities," said Ms. Anna Tibaijuka, Executive Director of UN-HABITAT. "The Opportunities Fund is designed to provide financial support of up to one million dollars per year, to youth-led initiativ
Wondering what to do this June? Hoping to understand more about climate change and learn grassroots organizing skills from experts? We’ve got your ticket! Join us at this year’s Climate Advocacy Institute, sponsored by Bloomfield College, the International Debate Education Association and 350.org. The Climate Advocacy Institute will be held in Decemco, Turkey, on the Aegean coast, and will run for nearly three weeks, from June 28 - July 18, 2009. APPLY NOW for the Climate Advocacy Institute! The Institute will have three tracks to choose from: Debate and Argumentation Journalism and New Media, and Performance and Art Advocacy In addition, all participants will take part in a series of climate organizing workshops run by 350.org and our international team of pr
The first Delhi University Green Youth Summit Prakriti, the Environment Society of Delhi College of Arts and Commerce (DCAC), University of Delhi and Delhi Greens cordially invite your College's environment, ecology, nature, wildlife and sustainable development societies and clubs to the 1st ever Delhi University Green Youth Summit. The summit shall strive to unleash the green power of the youth of the University of Delhi. Date: 26, February 2009 (Thursday) Time: 10.00 AM onwards Venue: Auditorium, Delhi College of Arts and Commerce, Netaji Nagar, Delhi - 110023 SCHEDULE - 10.30 to 11.00 AM: Opening Session - 11.00 to 12.30 PM: Inaugural Lecture by Dunu Roy of Hazard Center - 12.30 to 01.00 PM: Refreshments - 01.00 to 04.00 PM: The Green Round Table - 04.00 to 04.30 PM: C...
Genesis, the Zoological Society and Earthlings, the Wildlife Society of Hindu College, University of Delhi, in collaboration with Delhi Greens jointly present: VERVE 09 : A YOUTH SUMMIT ON WILDLIFE 22% of mammal species, 31% of amphibians and 27% of all warm-water reef-building corals are globally threatened or Extinct. Do such statistics bother you? Do you yearn to understand the issues pertaining to wildlife conservation more deeply? The Carbon concentration in the atmosphere is 387 ppm and rising, even when scientists suggest it should be less than 350 ppm? Does this concern you? Every time you read about wildlife and biodiversity conservation, do you find your brain bursting with ideas? Or do you think, "how does it matter to me if 'n' number of species are going to be...
WANTED: The Next Generation of ‘Green’ Entrepreneurs The World Bank and its partners invite youth between the age of 18 and 25 years of age, to share their ideas on: How does climate change affect you? How does climate change affect you, your country, town or local community? How do you think it will affect you in the future? Think about the consequences for employment, health, security and other areas of your life. How can you tackle climate change through youth-led solutions? What can you do, working together with your peers, to address the problem of climate change in your country, town or local community? Think specifically about the role of youth-led initiatives in the ‘green economy’. Climate change has been identified as one of the biggest global threats of our
DHANAK DIN: NEHRU BAL MELA Children and Youth Festival 27th, 28th and 30th November 2008 9.30 AM to 5.30 PM TEEN MURTI BHAWAN Dhanak Din and the Nehru Memorial Museum & Library (NMML) at the Teen Murti Bhawan invite all to the Nehru Bal Mela, celebrating a Children and Youth Festival much relevantly themed on 'Living Together with Harmony'. Woven around the themes of peace, nature and creativity, the mela seeks to be inclusive, earth nurturing, peaceful and celebrate diversity with a wide range of colourful learning oriented fun activities - planned for children of any age. The visitors/ participants are allowed deeper involvement which makes them co-creators and owners of the event. It is not a stand alone event but a celebration punctuating the longer process of de
Tata Jagriti Yatra is an annual train journey that will take 350 of India's highly motivated youth (with some participation of international students) between the ages of 18-25 on a eighteen day national odyssey, introducing them to unsung heroes of India. The aim is to awaken the spirit of entrepreneurship - both social and economic - within India's youth by exposing them to individuals and institutions that are developing unique solutions to India's challenges. Dates for the Journey: 24th December, 2008 to 11th January, 2009. The journey has a fees, though sponsorship can be arranged for deserving candidates. Individuals are encouraged to sponsor participants through multiples of Rs.34,000/- which the amount to fund each participant. Excited Note from the oranisers: Tata ...