Call for Participants: 1st WYAAP Emerging Leaders Conference




DEADLINE FOR SUBMISSION OF
APPLICATION FORMS EXTENDED!

 

Good News! The extended deadline for applications is on JULY 9, 2012.

For those who wish to avail of the early bird rate, submit your application form by
JULY 5, 2012.

 


The Participants
The 1st World Youth Alliance Asia Pacific (WYAAP) Emerging Leaders Conference is open to all youth ages 15 to 30 years old from the Asia Pacific region. Both members and non-members of WYAAP are invited to participate. All interested applicants must submit a completed application form.   

The Conference Venue and Date
The 1st World Youth Alliance Asia Pacific Emerging Leaders Conference will be held at The Bayleaf Hotel Victoria corner Muralla Streets Intramuros, Manila, Philippines this coming July 26 to 28, 2012. For more details about the venue, click here.

About the Philippines
The Philippines is an archipelago of 7,107 islands grouped into three geographical areas: Luzon, Visayas, and Mindanao. The capital of the Philippines is in Metro Manila, located in the middle of Luzon. More than a hundred ethnic groups exist, and their culture is interspersed with Chinese, Spanish and American heritage to create a culture that is distinctly Filipino. The two official languages are English and Filipino, the latter of which is based on the Tagalog dialect.  The Philippines is a founding and active member of the United Nations and the Association of Southeast Asian Nations.

The Theme
The 1st WYAAP Emerging Leaders Conference will focus on the theme: Sustainable Development: Investing for Future Generations. Sustainable development, which includes three interdependent and mutually reinforcing pillars – social, economic and environmental areas, is the United Nations’ overarching concept for development and human rights. For World Youth Alliance, sustainable development can be achieved only through a person-centered approach to each of these three pillars.

The Goal
As stated in WYA’s Declaration on Sustainable Development, upholding the dignity of the person must be the primary goal of sustainable development and the means by which we create a sustainable world. This conference aims to create a deeper understanding of issues on sustainable development. It also serves as venue for the Asia Pacific youth to engage in significant discussions and cultural exchanges. This will strengthen a region-wide cooperation among youth to implement projects among participating individuals and organizations and explore possibilities for project collaboration, laying the groundwork for long-term partnerships. Download conference program here.

The Application Process

All interested participants must submit a completed application form via email to wyaap.conference@gmail.com or fax to (+632) 9215162 by July 5 (for those who will avail of early bird rate) or July 9 (for those who will avail of regular rate). You will be notified via email or phone if you have been accepted to the conference. Event details and payment procedure will only be given to you once you have confirmed your participation. You will receive a letter of acceptance/regret within one week from the date of submission. If accepted you will receive details regarding modes of payment and further information about the conference. Download application form here.

The Conference Fee

Local Participant Conference Fee (for Philippine-based applicants)
Early Bird Rate:   Php 3,700.00          Payment Deadline: July 6, 2012
Regular Rate:      Php 4,000.00         Payment Deadline: July 13, 2012
Note: For local participants who wish to avail of a 2-night stay (shared accommodations) at The Bayleaf Hotel, a Php 2,700.00 payment will be added to the conference fee.

Foreign Participant Conference Fee (for applicants from other Asia Pacific countries)
Early Bird Rate:   USD 170.00            Payment Deadline: July 6, 2012
Regular Rate:      USD 185.00            Payment Deadline: July 13, 2012

Note: Foreign participant’s conference fee already includes a 2-night stay (shared accommodations) at The Bayleaf Hotel.

The Contacts
Please send your inquiries and completed application forms to Ms. Mariah Erika Pelobello at wyaap.conference@gmail.com. You may also contact the World Youth Alliance Asia Pacific office at (+632) 9215162 or (+63) 9175184111 for more details.