Young Pacific Leaders – Model Pacific Islands Forum

The U. S. Embassy New Zealand Public Diplomacy Section (PDS) of the U. S. Department of State announces an open competition for organizations to submit applications to carry out a program to develop and implement a Young Pacific Leaders (YPL) Model Pacific Islands Forum (PIF) to provide emerging Pacific

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leaders with the skills and knowledge they need to become national and international Pacific leaders, pending the availability of funding.

The program will include Young Pacific Leaders from all PIF member nations, PIF observers, and select PIF dialogue partners such as the United States (Hawaii).

The program will take place at least over a year-long and will consist of 1) Young Pacific Leaders shadowing or interning with a PIF leader or Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Council of Regional Organizations of the Pacific, or similar leading up to and during the PIF leaders meeting 2) Young Pacific Leaders participating in a youth Model PIF leaders meeting and 3) three youth mock parliaments in Micronesia, Polynesia, and Melanesia.

Young Pacific Leaders may be placed in their home governments or in a host government.

The YPL PIF program should emphasize experiential learning and capacity building in order to equip diverse participants with the tools they need for success.

Priority Region:
Australia, the Cook Islands, Fiji, the Federated States of Micronesia, the Islands of French Polynesia, Kiribati, the Marshall Islands, Nauru, New Caledonia, New Zealand, Niue, Norfolk Island, Palau, Papua New Guinea, Pitcairn Islands, Rapa Nui, Samoa, Solomon Islands, Tonga, Tuvalu, Vanuatu, Wallis and Futuna, and U. S. partners from the American-affiliated Pacific including American Samoa, Guam, the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands, and Hawaii.
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Agency: Department of State

Office: U.S. Mission to New Zealand

Estimated Funding: $450,000

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Not-for-profit organizations, including think tanks and civil society/non-governmental organizations from the USA and North Macedonia only.

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