11th Global Youth Peace Fest (GYPF-2016)

Deadline:  30 July 2016
Open to: participants from around the world
Venue: 28 Sept – 2 Oct 2016 Chandigarh-Shimla, India

Description

GYPF was initially started to unify young people of two historically conflict ridden neighbouring countries India & Pakistan. Both countries chose an arms race fueled by security concerns burdening their limited resources thereby crippling their individual and collective ability to fight poverty, malnutrition, illiteracy and infrastructure development. Over the years the main organizers of GYPF, Yuvsatta (Youth for Peace-an NGO) realized that situation is no different in other countries as well and hence extended invitations to young people from other parts of the world. In the 10th Global Youth peace Fest-GYPF 2015, over 300 young people from 29 countries of the world & 20,000 locals joined hands on important occasions for a better world.

Now, taking a giant leap forward the organizing team of GYPF 2016 is gearing to host one of biggest events in this region with expected participation of delegates from around 100 countries of the world at the 11th Global Youth Peace Fest-GYPF 2016, from September 28th to October 2, 2016, International Day of Nonviolence & birth anniversary of apostle of peace Mahatma Gandhi.

Eligibility

In order to be considered eligible to apply, you must fulfill all of the following criteria:

  • The organizing team will select GYPF 2016 delegates in a manner that ensures relative uniformity and high level of geographic diversity. All nationalities are welcome to apply. And for the purposes of group cohesion, each applicant will be evaluated as per his/her online filled registration details
  • Age – If you are older than 35, please consider attending as an observer.
  • Within 15 days of receipt of acceptance letter from the organizing team, delegates needs to pay USD 50 (non-refundable) to secure her/his position in the mega-event. The rest of balance registration fee of USD 200 is payable before July 30, 2016.
  • Given the limited spaces available and the number of applications received, organizers can only guarantee a place in the GYPF 2016 upon receipt of full registration fee.

Costs

The GYPF 2016 organizers offers several type of scholarship support to reduce the registration fee amount for deserving delegates from all over the world. In this regard to request the discount, please send a brief email with profile of participant to ‘The Coordinator, Yuvsatta (youth for peace)’ at  projectbridge@peacefestindia.in. Unfortunately the scholarship programme can’t cover all the registration fee amount and international travel expenses.

The GYPF 2016 organizers are also interested to work closely with State Institutions, Private Companies, INGOs, Universities and NGOs and will be happy to discuss any further mutual partnership possibilities. Please feel free to send your queries or suggestions in this regard at  projectbridge@peacefestindia.in.

Application

Limited seats. Maximum ten delegates from each SAARC country and not more than five delegates each from other countries. For delegates from eight countries with visa restriction in India i.e. Afghanistan, Iran, Iraq, Nigeria, Pakistan, Somalia, Sri Lanka and Sudan, the last date to apply is May 30, 2016

In order to apply, register HERE.

If you have any questions, check the FAQ section or write to:  projectbridge@peacefestindia.in.

The official web-page.

 

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