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UNESCO CFAs: Luang Prabang Youth Ambassadors’ Forum (Lao PDR)

UNESCO CFAs: Luang Prabang Youth Ambassadors’ Forum (Lao PDR)


Deadline: 31-May-22

The United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization(UNESCO) is calling for applications for Luang Prabang Youth Ambassadors’ Forum to address needs at local communities through adopting a design-thinking approach in safeguarding intangible cultural heritage (ICH) and achieving Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

This is a great opportunity for young people in Luang Prabang to become Youth Ambassadors for Intangible Cultural Heritage with UNESCO, UNU, Tokyo Tech, CRIHAP, TAEC, Department of Luang Prabang and Department of Information, Culture and Tourism!,

What and when to participate?
The United Nations Educational Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO), The United Nations University (UNU), Tokyo Institute of Technology, International Training Center for Intangible Cultural Heritage in the Asia-Pacific Region (CRIHAP), Traditional Arts and Ethnology Center (TAEC) , Department of Luang Prabang (DPL) and Department of Information, Culture and Tourism (DICT) are inviting youth networks and community organizations in Luang Prabang to support this forum by encouraging their youth members to apply for it.
To ensure inclusiveness, they are seeking participants who come from different villages and ethnic groups, and show interest and knowledge in diverse ICH domains (performing arts, craftsmanship, belief systems, festivals, rituals, etc.)
The Youth Forum consists of 3 parts:
Online training of cultural youth ambassadors
ICHxSDGs Ideathon
Sh owc ase Day on 15 October 2022
Eligibility Criteria
Persons between 15-30 years old, living in Luang Prabang;
Native in Lao language;
Possessing good presentation and public speaking skills;
Familiar with living heritage or intangible cultural heritage in Luang Prabang, preferably in their village or community;
Possessing a positive and open mindset to multicultural learning and teamwork;
Responsible and punctual, always on time in attending class and submitting assignments;
Having basic to intermediate computer skills, for example in making presentations, editing photos or videos, using online databases, etc.
Available to complete the entire workshop, from self-learning tasks, scheduled online workshops and showcase day, and fieldwork activities;
Additional advantages, although not required:
Native in an additional ethnic language in Lao PDR;
Able to communicate in English and/or Thai (intermediate level or above);
Owning a computer laptop.
For more information, visit https://bangkok.unesco.org/content/call-applicants-luang-prabang-youth-ambassadors-forum-building-community-centered

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