International Development Youth Forum 2017 in Tokyo, Japan

Deadline:  27 November 2016, 23:59 (JST)
Open to: young people between 18 and 28 years old from all over the world
Venue: 12– 19 March 2017, Tokyo, Japan


Applications are now invited from youth worldwide to participate in the International Development Youth Forum (IDYF) 2017 taking place from March 12th to 19th, 2017 at the Youth education National Olympics Memorial Youth Center in Tokyo, Japan. The forum focused especially on “Corporation and Development.” as a theme by using three specific case studies (1.Garment Industry in Bangladesh, 2.Soybean Industry in Brazil, and 3.Cut Flowers in Kenya), you can discuss the nature of development, including its goals and the roles of multinational corporations, in order to create a new vision for ‘development’ that addresses the limitations of our current economic system with 50 selected participants from diverse nationalities.

Since 2013, International Development Youth Forum has been held annually and many highly motivated youths, who are willing to make a contribution for International Development have gotten together from all over the world and each time we have designed our future by proposing innovative and local-oriented solutions for developing issues in the world. Don’t miss this great chance to get life-changing and “WORLD-CHANGING” experience at this outstanding conference!!


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

  • Youth from around the world are welcome to apply;
  • Applicants should be 18 to 28 years old
  • Fluency in English for discussion and presentation
  • Must be able to attend all programs during the forum
  • Those who have not participated in previous IDYFs

Benefits & Costs

  • Building sustainable networks of future leaders in the field of International Development
  • Providing a lot of profound knowledge by inviting professionals from various fields such as Development Studies
  • Creating outcome that produces new change to society


IDYF 2017 has two separate application types, one for self-funded candidates, and another for scholarship candidates.   Note that you cannot apply for both.

If you are selected as a self-funded participant, you will be required to pay 25,000 JPY, (USD 238 as of November 1st)It includes an accommodation, meals, and transportation fees during the forum (March 12th   to 19th   2017), but does not include transportation fees from the airport to the venue, accommodation fee before and after the program, or insurance and Optional tour on 19th, March.

If you are selected as a participant with scholarship, flight tickets and participation fee is covered, but you need to pay transportation fee from the airport to the venue, accommodation fee before and after the program, or insurance and Optional tour fee. Scholarships will be given to only one to three applicants with financial difficulties.


Successful applicants will be notified of their results on our website by December 18th. We will post the list of the applicants who passed our selection. If you are selected as a member of IDYF2017, we will send you an e-mail to confirm your participation in our forum. In case you didn’t pass this selection process, we will not send any information to you. Once you passed the selection, you cannot cancel your participation.

In order to apply, register HERE.

If you have any questions, check the FAQ section or write to:

The official web-page.


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