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Youth and Sustainable Development Strategies Course

from Matsh Youth Development
Registration deadline: 28 Sep 2018 Training date: 05 Nov 2018 to 07 Nov 2018 More Information

Program Description

This program provides strategies for Youth Sustainable Development Projects. It is also explores the need to raise awareness about sustainable development for young generations, addressing the importance of the balance between development process and environmental protection. In this program, we present the key role that young people can play towards the sustainable development. As stated in Rio Declaration on Environment and Development 1992: “Principle 21: The creativity, ideals and courage of the youth of the world should be mobilized to forge a global partnership in order to achieve sustainable development and ensure a better future for all.”

Program Benefits

When you successfully complete this program, you should be able to:

  • Increase your knowledge of the sustainable development and environmental issues that affect youth around the world.
  • Provide you with the skills that will enable you to contribute to positive change in the present state of the environment.
  • Work with a youth group to design and undertake an environmental/ sustainable development-related project.
  • Enable you to lead and support group activities that will help to promote environmentally sustainable development.
  • Design a project that gives clear expression to the principles of sustainable development.
  • Evaluate projects in terms of their contribution to sustainable development.

Who Should Attend?

  • Professionals of environment and Sustainable development departments.
  • Youth Workers, in government departments, corporations and NGOs.
  • Student activities coordinators.
  • Professionals responsible for policy formulation and strategy development in youth focused organizations.
  • Young Leaders
  • Schools and universities educators.

Program Outline

Day 1

Youth and sustainable development

Opportunities for young people

International Youth Federation (IYF)

The Caribbean Youth Environment Network (CYEN)

Youth as initiators

Youth as activists

The social environment

The relationship between the environment and development

Youth concerns and Responses

Day 2

Sustainable Development Project Elements





Sustainable Development Strategies

The World Resources Institute model

Environmental and technological objectives

Economic and socio-cultural objectives

Socio-economic and cultural objectives

Ecological objectives

Day 3

The World Bank approach

The sustainability matrix

Sustainability as opportunity

Youth and Sustainable development Practical Case Studies

Young Conservationists Club (YCC), Thailand

Fiji National Youth Council (FNYC)

Association of Friends of Nature Clubs (ACAN), Cameroon

JEMS, St. Vincent and the Grenadines.

Fee information:
Program Fee is $1,790 USD covers enrollment to the course, training materials, certificates, lunch and coffee breaks. It does not cover Visa fees, air tickets and accommodation.
How to register:

Please follow this link for registration (