Youth LEADs

UNDP Sri Lanka, guided by UNDP’s core principles, building on its recently launched 2014 Sri Lanka National Human Development Report on Youth and Development, will pilot the Youth LEAD programme to engage with and invest in youth for development.

The Youth LEAD programme will be a learning and development programme created to empower Sri Lankan youth. The Programme will give an opportunity for youth to be familiarized with UNDP’s work, give them a holistic experience of the organization and support UNDP programme initiatives contributing to sustainable development.

Under the overall guidance and supervision of the UNDP Country Director, four Youth LEADs, recruited under the UNV Youth Volunteer Modality, will support UNDP Sri Lanka Country Programme for a duration of 12 months in its youth-related policy, programming, advocacy, innovation and outreach work. 

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