Deadline: 1 March 2017

Applications are open for “Asian Youth Leadership Forum for Democracy (AYLD) 2017 – Renewing Asian Youth Power for Democracy” to be held in Seoul and Gwangju from 13 to 20 May 2017.

Under the theme “Renewing Asian Youth Power for Democracy”, participants are expected to share their experiences of social and political engagement and to discuss common challenges to democracy in Asia to come up with a strategic action plan for advocacy and strengthening a youth network for democracy in Asia.

The AYLD 2017 will be held in South Korea this year to commemorate the 30th anniversary of the June Democratic Uprising of 1987 following the EDSA revolution of People Power in the Philippines in 1986. It will be a historical opportunity for participants to have first-hand experience of the dynamic democratic process in South Korea as shown in a series of candlelight rallies and demonstrations throughout the country since Oct. 2016.

Eligibility Criteria

Approximately 30 youth leaders (aged 18-30) from South, Southeast, and Northeast Asia will be invited to participate in the AYLD 2017.

How to Apply

Interested applicants can apply via given website.

Eligible Country: Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Bhutan, British Indian Ocean Territory, India, Maldives, Pakistan, Sri Lanka, Vietnam, Laos, Cambodia, Thailand, Myanmar (Burma), Malaysia, Indonesia, Singapore, Philippines, East Timor, Brunei, Cocos (Keeling) Islands, and Christmas Island, China, Japan, the Koreas, Nepal, Mongolia, and eastern regions of the Russian Federation

For more information, please visit Asian Youth Leadership Forum for Democracy.

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