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Call for Applications - CARICOM Youth Ambassador 2022 - 2024

The CARICOM Youth Ambassadors Programme (CYAP) is the Community’s institutional arrangement for deepening levels of youth partnership and participation in integration and development processes; and aims to develop a cadre of young leaders equipped with the knowledge, skills, values and attitudes to:

CALL FOR APPLICATIONS

CARICOM Youth Ambassador

The CARICOM Youth Ambassadors Programme (CYAP) is the Community’s institutional arrangement for deepening levels of youth partnership and participation in integration and development processes; and aims to develop a cadre of young leaders equipped with the knowledge, skills, values and attitudes to:

  • Educate the youth about regional issues and empower them to take advantage of and contribute to opportunities under the Caribbean Community’s Programmes;
  • Advocate for the rights of young people and for the development and implementation of sustainable national and regional policies and programmes;
  • Integrate youth perspectives and encourage youth participation in the Caribbean Community’s broader social and economic development systems; and
  • Promote Caribbean identity and citizenship among young people.

Criteria/Eligibility
Candidates should be resident nationals of Barbados between the ages of 16 and 30 years who have been actively involved in a youth organisation at the local/national level.

Key Duties
The main duties of the CARICOM Youth Ambassador are: Advocacy, Outreach and Peer-Peer Education. The CARICOM Youth Ambassador also contributes to technical and policy making Meetings convened by CARICOM Organs and institutions and partner agencies.

Application Procedure
Application forms are available online at www.youthaffairs.gov.bb in the bio on the social media of the Division of Youth Affairs: Facebook @divisionofyouthaffairs and Instagram @divyouth246 at the Ministry of Youth, Sports and Community Empowerment, SKY Mall, Haggatt Hall, St. Michael. Candidates may complete applications online or submit completed forms at the Ministry’s SKY Mall offices in an envelope addressed to:

CARICOM Youth Ambassadors
C/o The Director of Youth
Ministry of Youth, Sports and Community Empowerment
SKY Mall, Haggatt Hall, St. Michael

For more information, email division.youth@barbados.gov.bb or call David Denny at 535-3852. Applications should reach the Ministry of Youth, Sports and Community Empowerment no later than Friday, November 4th, 2022. Applicants must be available to serve for two years.

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