PRESS RELEASE – On Wednesday August 12, in celebration of International Youth Day, SocialInnov4Change launched the call for ideas.
UNDP Barbados and the OECS has issued a Call for Proposal SocialINNOV4Change which is focused on bringing young people together to find solutions to social problems and challenges within communities in Saint Lucia.
As a part of the project, an onsite judging will take place on the 5th of October 2015 where 12 ideas will be selected to be further developed in the Social INNOV4Change Innovation Lab tentatively scheduled for the 13 to 15 October 2015.
This Innovation Lab will allow participating groups to further develop their ideas into effective solutions that could be executed within a three month period.
At the end of the workshop, the final ideas will be judged by a panel of experts who will select six ideas to be eligible for a grant of US$2,000. The focus will be on project ideas that encourage positive behaviours through:
The design of innovative campaigns through any media that aims to reduce the use of violence for conflict resolution amongst young men and women.
Creating original ways to utilise the creative arts, culture, technology and sports to educate, reinforce positive behaviours and promote violence prevention in communities.
Innovative initiatives that target the prevention of gender based, sexual and child violence.
Campaigns and projects that foster community relations and prevention of community violence.
Promotion of conflict resolution strategies.
SocialInnov4Change is open to youth between the ages of 16 to 35 resident in Saint Lucia. Individuals, Community Groups, Youth led non-Governmental and Community Based organisations based in Saint Lucia are also eligible to submit their ideas.
A copy of the registration of the institution with the relevant Government department should be submitted with the application, to document that the organization works on a not for profit basis.
Interested individuals and organisations must complete and submit an Expression of Interest Form (attached) on or before 25 September 2015 (23:59) proposing an initiative in one of the five (5) focus areas to [email protected]
To learn more about this initiative and to access the Expression of Interest Form, kindly visit: http://www.bb.undp.org/content/barbados/en/home/presscenter/articles/2015/08/13/socialinnov4change-launches-call-for-ideas.html