The Young Arab Diplomatic Leaders Program (YADL), launched by the Arab Youth Center in partnership with the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation and the Academy of Anwar Gargash Diplomacy, is a program that trains elite Arab youth on diplomatic technical skills and international protocol etiquette. Participants will experience discussion and dialogue with distinguished Arab diplomats to equip a generation of young Arab diplomatic leaders to represent Arab countries in international forums.
Skills Bootcamp for Non-Experts (SBNE): Negotiation Skills
The Skills Bootcamp for Non-Experts (SBNE) is intended to be an extension of the original Arab Youth Center (AYC) program “Young Arab Diplomatic Leaders” (YADL) that empowers Arab Youth in the field of diplomacy. This year’s iteration of YADL focuses on enhancing the skillset of Arab youth in a way that allows them to effectively engage in international discussions and negotiations and represent the Arab community in the climate field. However, the program is exclusive to experts in diplomacy.
By way of engaging the general public of Arab Youth in this valuable capacity building program ahead of COP28, the “YADL Skills Bootcamp for Non-Experts” was introduced as a short and intensive training on policy and negotiations with a hands-on approach. When: 30/05/2023 - 01/06/2023 (Applications Closed)
Ambassadors of Tolerance Initiative
An intensive bootcamp that falls under YADL aims to promote the values, skills and tools of tolerance and coexistence among young people. Designed in partnership with experts and specialists of several institutions.
• Enhance the stability and prosperity of Arab communities, and Arab youth entrepreneurs as the main advocates for peace and stability.
• Strengthen youth openness to their peers in other countries. Translate the values of tolerance inspired by the Arab values into a way of life.
• Embed the principles of human fraternity among young people in Arab communities through various activities and workshops in cooperation with relevant institutions.
• Engage Arab youth in regional and international forums to raise Arab awareness of the significance of peace-keeping and tolerance, and their role in the prosperity of Arab communities.
• Develop a database for influential Arab youth in the area of tolerance and international stability.
• Organize periodic youth events across Arab countries, with a focus on the principles of human fraternity and tolerance.
• Arab Youth 18-35
• Holder of a Bachelor degree in international relations / political science or diplomacy, or any field relevant to tolerance, peace and coexistence matters, provided that the degree is certified and recognized.
In case the major is not in international relations, please attach an outline on the area of study, current major, and personal experience in community service and strengthening human values.
• Fluency in Arabic and English languages.
• General knowledge and awareness of the international challenges, Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), tolerance and peace-related matters.
• Not less than 2 years of experience in any sector related to peace and tolerance including projects management and implementation or contribute to their success.
• A nomination letter by relevant people or institutions.