Announcement: Refugee youth leadership, advocacy, and public speaking training

This is to announce that UNHCR’s Headquarters and Cohere Charity are pleased to offer a 6-month part time (8-10 hours per month) online training program for young leaders in refugee situations. This is the third round of the training that UNHCR is leading. The programme targets refugee youth who are currently studying or have graduated from secondary or higher education and are active members in their community. Participants are expected to have a demonstrated interest in expanding access to education for more refugee youth, especially higher education, as well as a commitment to community participation and activism.

Who is eligible:
•             Candidates currently enrolled in secondary or tertiary education, or who have recently graduated
•             Candidates who have public speaking, leadership or advocacy experience
•             Candidates able to write/speak in English
•             Candidates who are enthusiastic about sharing stories, group facilitation, promoting refugee education, community engagement or volunteering
•             Willing to commit to the full 6 months program (8-10 hours per month)
•             Have a campaign or advocacy idea that they would like to lead
•             Commit to remain engaged with the group after the end program, participate in relevant speaking opportunities and content development, as feasible

•             Have access to a device and stable internet connectivity on their own.

Key dates:   
Application deadline: 25th May 2023
Successful Candidates Announced: 19th June 2023  
Programme start date: 28th June 2023 

Course dates:  

Weekly thematic sessions will take place every Wednesday, 1pm CET (to be confirmed with participants).

Interested applicants can submit their application via the following link: