- Part 1: online phase (2 months). Participants access the course through an online collaborative platform provided by UNAOC. UNAOC and other trainers facilitate the first few modules of the curriculum, giving an opportunity to participants to get to know each other prior to their first in-person meeting. They also start getting exposed to tools and concepts, engage in discussion and start reflecting on their individual and joint action.
- Part 2: face-to-face workshop (1 week). All participants travel to complete an intense in-person training, including field visits. They also work on their own action plans.
- Part 3: implementation phase (3/4 months). Participants stay connected through the online platform, improve their action plans and report on the implementation of their interventions. This part consolidates the network and follow-up mechanisms, ensuring the members of the group continue to
support each other after the end of the programme.
- Part 4: final symposium (1 day). Participants are invited to participate in a symposium in a still to be determined country in the target region during which they share their experience, lessons learned, achievements and recommendations with a broader audience of practitioners, policy makers, media and the general public. They also engage with this audience on topics related to intercultural dialogue, peace and security.
After the successful third edition of Young Peacebuilders, which counts with a presence of 19 young civil society leaders from 13 countries in the MENA region and Spain, UNAOC would like to make:
1) 3 short advocacy videos for social media, each approximately 1 to 3 minutes in length, showcasing the power of youth in peacebuilding. Some guiding principles:
- The videos have to be powerful messages to decision- and policymakers in order to make them aware of the innovative and effective peacebuilding work of youth so in the long-term they integrate more young people in the design and implementation of public policies related to the construction of peace.
- The video should show the youth as active agents of change and a necessary actor in achieving sustainable peace and inclusive societies free of hate, discrimination and violent extremism, in line with UN Security Council Resolutions 2250, 2419 and 2535, and the United Nations Secretary General’s Plan of Action on Preventing Violent Extremism.
- The video should showcase the (impact of the) work of the young civil society leaders in their respective countries, as well as their passions, dreams and aspirations about the society they want to live in.
- The video should be aligned with UNAOC’s mandate:
- UNAOC promotes collective action in society as a means of addressing the threats that emerge from the hostile perceptions that foment violence, overcoming cultural and social barriers, reducing tensions and improving relations between societies and communities with diverse cultural and religious backgrounds, and combating violent extremism.
- Peaceful and inclusive societies are achieved through dialogue between civilizations, cultures, and religions; as it bridges divides and overcomes prejudice, misconceptions, misperceptions, and polarization.
- Guided by the principle that youth are key actors to achieve sustainable peace and prevent violent extremism, they are a key stakeholder in leading the dialogues.
2) 1 short promo video for social media, approximately 1 to 3 minutes in length, promoting the UNAOC Young Peacebuilders programme
Both types of video will have to make use of both existing video and photo material and new materials (to be obtained without traveling), such as interviews with participants, trainers and UNAOC staff, additional videos made by participants themselves, etc.
While UNAOC will provide initial materials (existing stills and footage from archives), the vendor must provide an initial concept, script, and storyboard for all aforementioned videos to UNAOC, subject to review, feedback and approval of UNAOC prior to production. The vendor is further responsible for all aspects of video production and editing within the parameters outlined in this document. Vendor shall subsequently provide up
to 4 revisions for each video until final approval from UNAOC.
Subject to availability of funds, UNOPS shall have the right to amend the contract to increase the number of videos using the same technical requirements.
- May 17: Submit scripts for the 4 videos (3 advocacy + 1 promo)
- May 24: UNAOC’s feedback integrated in 4 scripts
- June 7: Submit promo video
- June 14: UNAOC’s feedback integrated in promo video
- June 28: Submit advocacy video 1
- July 5: UNAOC’s feedback integrated in advocacy video 1
- July 19: Submit advocacy video 2
- July 26: UNAOC’s feedback integrated in advocacy video 2
- August 9: Submit advocacy video 3
- August 16: UNAOC’s feedback integrated in advocacy video 3