Ipyet/2011/Programme Announcement

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This is the announcement as it appeared on the Commonwealth Secretariat's website. Go to the IPYET 2011 Website for more details.

The International Labour Organization (ILO), Lusaka Office and the Commonwealth Youth Programme Regional Centre for Africa (CYPRCA), are happy to announce the 2nd Edition of its annual international Trainer of Trainers (TOT) workshop on “International Perspectives in Youth Entrepreneurship Training” (IPYET 2011) from 15 – 24 April 2011 in Siavonga, Zambia

International Trainers Workshop: Call for Participants

The Commonwealth Youth Programme (CYP) and the International Labour Organization (ILO) in collaboration with the Zambia Ministry of Labour and Social Security (MLSS), the Ministry of Sports, Youth and Child Development (MSYCD), and partners are organizing an international training workshop on “International Perspectives in Youth Entrepreneurship Training” IPYET 2011. The workshop, is designed as an annual intensive trainer-of-trainers programme in youth entrepreneurship training. The workshop is expected to share experiences in youth entrepreneurship training in countries and introduce participants to contemporary materials, techniques and approaches developed in the field.

The workshop is targeted at youth development practitioners, social development programmers, enterprise mentors, trainers and academia. The workshop will accommodate a maximum of 30 participants. Participants are expected to have minimum of an academic degree with at least 1 year experience in youth work, or a diploma with at least 3 years’ experience in youth work.

All partners are encouraged to send through nominations of officers and practitioners involved in Youth Enterprise/Employment. Trainers and youth employment officers from partner networks and other agencies/organisations are also encouraged to apply.

The Commonwealth Youth Programme Regional Centre for Africa (CYPRCA) and the ILO Lusaka Office will offer partial bursaries to some successful applicants. Bursaries may cover only tuition, materials and Lodging up to USD$2,000 of the cost of participation. Participants are expected to cater for their own travel to and from Zambia, related insurance, and local upkeep.

Deadline for applications is 26th November 2010. Successful applicants will be notified by 30th November 2010.

Download the Call for Participants for the Workshop as well as Application forms below. All completed nomination forms should be mailed to ipyet@cypafrica.org.zm . You can request for application forms and general enquiries through this same email address. For further information and potential partnerships, kindly contact Victor Mensah, CYPRCA Programme Manager for YESL on vmensah@cypafrica.org.zm or +260978404739; or Naomy Lintini ILO Lusaka Office on lintini@ilo.org or +260977774127