International Development Youth Forum 2016

Deadline: 23 November 2015, 23:59 (GMT/UTC +09:00)
Open to: young people between 18 and 28 years old from all over the world
Venue: 6-13 March 2016 in Tokyo, Japan


Since 2012 the International Development Youth Forum is held annually and youth with high ambition for international development get together from all over the world. In 2016 the IDYF will be held in Tokyo, Japan from 6th of March to 13th of March.

IDYF2016-  We aim to create a better future based on diversified values and experiences of youth from both developed and developing countries.

We aim to empower youth, who are to become the leaders of the future, by finding solutions to the problems of developing countries, through discussions with their peers from different backgrounds.

Our Program has three aims.

  • We build continuous network which participants can utilize in their future by inviting youth from all over the world who are interested in international development.
  • We strengthen the network of participants, by inviting more participants to the forum in the future.
  • We develop network among participants who attend the forum in different year by organizing reunion of alumni.

  • We provide opportunity to broaden knowledge or way of thinking through lectures or fieldwork according to the theme of the forum.
  • We provide opportunity to deepen one’s value through discussion in which participants meet with different value of others who have different backgrounds.


  • We make effort to produce outcomes which have value to society, not merely satisfy participants.
  • We provide opportunity to know what is needed to change society for the first step of participants’ career.


  • Youth from all over the world from 18 to 28 years old
  • Any nationality is welcomed
  • As we would like to provide opportunities for more people to participate in IDYF, we kindly ask members of IDYF of previous years to refrain from applying


40,000 JPY / person
*Accommodation and meals are included
*Insurance, transportation expenses (including transportation from the airport), accommodation before and after the program, are not included. Additional expenses may apply.
*We will contact your representative later regarding the method of payment

«About the scholarship»
…..We have a scholarship to allow youth with financial difficulties to join IDYF 2016. The scholarship will be given only to those who have passed stringent checks. The scholarship will include:

  1. Flight ticket
  2. Participation costs


If you are selected as a member of IDYF2016, we will send you an e-mail to confirm your participation in our forum. Plus, we will post the list of the applicants who passed our selection, if you agree to put your name on our website. The result would be announced around 12th December, 2015.
In case you didn’t pass this selection process, we will not send any notification to you.

…..After the announcement, we will not accept the cancellation. Be sure to check your schedule before you apply to IDYF.

In order to apply, register HERE.

*Register your personal information and essay.
*The theme of your essays are as follows;

  1. Why do you want to participate in IDYF2016? (100-150 words)
  2. How can you use your experiences to contribute to IDYF2016? (200-250 words)
  3. Propose a solution for water pollution caused by industrial effluent.(200-300words)
  4. Suppose that the local traditional industry is giving a negative impact on the local environment under the status quo, how can youths realize environmental sustainability compatible with new business specializing in local traditional industry? (100-300 words)

Application deadline is 23th November 2015, 23:59 (GMT/UTC +09:00).

  • No applications will be accepted after the deadline.
  • Application will only be accepted once.
  • After we have received your application, we will send you a confirmation e-mail. If you do not get a confirmation e-mail by 26th November, please contact us at:

The official web-page.


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