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YESDP Workshop - Apply Now!

Yes Sports For Development And Peace

Sports can be a powerful tool for personal and community development. If you're interested in learning more about Sports for Development and Peace (SDP), apply now to be part of the YESDP workshop in April 2018!

The four day event (exact dates TBD) is for YES alumni who currently or previously have used SDP in development projects to provide further education on the broad uses for SDP and to create more impactful and sustainable projects. Sports are already used for cultural exchange and community development in and out of the YES community; this workshop will improve the quality and quantity of SDP projects.

A total of 30 participants from the global YES alumni community will be invited. Preference will be given to those who have demonstrated leadership skills, current or recent projects that fit within the SDP theme, a strong and dedicated commitment to development objectives, and an innovative vision that builds upon sustainable development of SDP.

Workshop Objectives:

By the completion of this workshop, participants will:

  • Have a deeper understanding of the SDP landscape;
  • Use their experiences coupled with new SDP related project management skills to implement SDP projects and programs that offer long-term benefits to societies;
  • Inspire others in the YES alumni community to use sports and/or play effectively for development objectives in their local contexts. 


YES alumni from all cohorts and program countries are welcome to apply. Finalists must be available and willing to travel to Kuwait for four days in April 2018, exact dates TBD. Special consideration will be given to applicants with a background in sports and/or development, demonstrated commitment to community development, and genuine motivation to carry out SDP projects in the near future.

Download the application here!

Candidates should complete the application and submit it to their local YES staff with a passport copy and CV by November 27, 2017 (dates may vary by country). 

Questions? Talk to you local YES staff or email [email protected]


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