In preparation for the XVth summit of the International Organization of the Francophonie (OIF) that will be held on 30th and 31st November 2014 in Dakar (Senegal), an international meeting called “Young peole in the Francophonie: facing the future” is planned on 9th and 10th September the Senegalese capital town. The Forum will include the young project leaders of countries sharing French language. A call for application is launched to the African youth.
According to the communiqué from the organizers of the forum, the meeting aims at creating a space of dialogue between the young French speakers in order to share “success stories” between them regarding employment and to have dialogue with the political decision-makers and experts to identify together, priority sectors in which governments have to center their job creation policies.
Eligibility Criteria of the young participants:
Young from member countries of the OIF;
Young from 15 to 35 years old project leaders or who is trying to implement them;
Young representative of movements or associations that carry project;
Having a creative relevant project or susceptible to create jobs in the following domains: services, industry, cultural, community (social entrepreneurship), green jobs (sustainable agriculture: production and processing of agro sylvo-pastoral products, mining industries and their sectors, industries of collection, processing, recycling and valuation of industrial and household waste, renewable energies, creation and the maintenance of green space, eco-construction).
Methods of selection:
15 young project leaders among whom 7 Senegalese and 8 from the other French-speaking countries of Africa will be selected by the selection committee on the basis of their project;
The deadline of submitting applications is set on 18th August 2014;
The successful applicants will be informed during the week that follows.
Participating countries: all the member countries of the International Organization of the Francophonie (OIF);
Application files should follow the pattern put on line on the site of the IPAR: consult / download the file.
Files must be sent to the following address: email@example.com
Original text by: Roger ADZAFO