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Call for Applications! APUFY 2015

The first Asia-Pacific Urban Youth Assembly at
APUF-6 in Jakarta, 17-18 October (APUFY) (Application deadline: 30
September 2015)

Are you a young person from Asia and the Pacific aged 18-32, and passionate
about urban issues? Read on!

BACKGROUND
As an official side event of the 6th Asia-Pacific Urban Forum (APUF-6) in
Jakarta, Indonesia, the Asia-Pacific Urban Youth Assembly at APUF-6
(nickname “APUFY”) provides a regional platform for Asia-Pacific’s youth to
articulate urban issues and solutions impacting their lives and
communities. As the first gathering of diverse organizations and groups
representing youth in discussions of urban agenda at the regional level,
APUFY offers a step towards strengthening constructive partnership with
youth as key stakeholder in issues facing Asia-Pacific cities.

OBJECTIVES
APUFY seeks to achieve the following objectives:
To articulate priority issues and strategies for further strengthening
youth participation in governance in Asia-Pacific cities
To facilitate capacity building based on a variety of successful youth
leadership models and youth-led solutions for sustainable and inclusive
urban development
To demonstrate youth’s ability and knowledge by having a high degree of
volunteer-led design, management, and participation in a diverse and
innovative set of activities
To strengthen voices of Asia-Pacific youth in regional and global urban
policy dialogues by linkages with APUF-6 and the Habitat-III process,
including inputs to UN MGCY-Habitat III, and beyond

APUFY will offer a highly interactive and diverse programme, including two
plenary sessions, 12 thematic parallel sessions, skills workshops and
optional activities, cultural evenings, and dialogues on urban policies.

APPLY NOW
Please note, applications for APUFY international participants closes on
Wednesday, September 30 at 11:59pm UTC/GMT time.  Selection process for
Indonesia citizens may be subject to a different schedule.  300
participants will be selected in total.

To apply, please go to (international applicants):  https://goo.gl/N0VAje
For more information, visit the official website at www.apufy.org .

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Save-the-Date: Asia-Pacific Urban Youth Assembly

The time has come for the first ever Asia-Pacific Urban Youth Assembly (APUFY) to take place this October in Jakarta, Indonesia. As an official side-event of the 6th Asia-Pacific Urban Forum (APUF-6), the forum provides a regional platform for Asia-Pacific’s youth to discuss issues and solutions impacting their lives and communities.

Save-the-Date (17-18th October) and watch out for the Open Call for Participants that will be announced in the coming days to fight for your chance to secure a spot at this special event. The selected participants will have incredible opportunities to meet and talk to fellow activists and entrepreneurs as well as high level politicians, global leaders and inspiring personas from all walks of life. The outcomes and recommendations are expected to be fed in and presented at the APUF-6 and the Asia-Pacific High Level Prep Meeting for HABITAT III.

The UN-HABITAT, ADB and the Indonesian Government are delighted to host this event and welcome hundreds of talented young people from the region to take part. Make sure to be one of them!