International Youth Development Exchange Program

El Programa Internacional de Intercambio y Desarrollo Juvenil FY2021 a celebrarse de manera virtual, es una iniciativa de la Oficina de Gabinete Del Jap贸n que data desde 1962 cuyo objetivo es desarrollar, incentivar y conectar j贸venes de distintos pa铆ses, que puedan demostrar habilidades de liderazgo en varios campos en una sociedad global y fomentar actividades de contribuci贸n social.

En esta ocasi贸n, el Ministerio de la Juventud se compromete con la Embajada de Jap贸n en Rep煤blica Dominicana y la Asociaci贸n Dominicana de Ex-becarios del International Youth Development Exchange Program (INDEX) a convocar j贸venes dominicanos/as con inter茅s en temas de desarrollo sostenible, excelente dominio del ingl茅s y experiencias de intercambios o voluntariados, a concursar por las 7 posiciones para representar la Rep煤blica Dominicana en esta edici贸n del programa.

Para conocer m谩s y someter aplicaciones, pueden visitar la p谩gina del Ministerio y completar los requerimientos exigidos; los mismos se encuentran en ingl茅s por directrices del programa y sus organizadores.

Brief description

The FY2021 International Youth Development Exchange Program锝濷nline Discussion Program锝 Glocal Youth Summit”

The International Youth Development Exchange (INDEX) Program is an interactive project that started in 1994 in commemoration of the royal marriage of H.I.H. the Crown Prince. This program followed the Japanese Youth Goodwill Mission that commenced in 1959 to commemorate the royal marriage of the current His Majesty the Emperor who was the Crown Prince at that time and the Invitation of Foreign Youth to Japan which commenced in FY 1962.

The International Youth Development Exchange Program run by the Cabinet Office of Japan aims to promote mutual friendship and understanding between Japanese youths and youths of other countries; to broaden international perspectives, to foster the spirit of international cooperation, and develop the ability to put these principles into practice. The objective of the program is to nurture and develop youths who can demonstrate leadership skills in various fields in a global society and encourage social contribution activities by the youths.

Glocal Youth Summit (Online Discussion Program)

鈥淕local鈥 is a word coined by combining global and local. The objective of this program through online discussions is to nurture and develop youths who can demonstrate leadership skills in various fields in a global society and encourage social contribution activities.

The main theme of the discussion this year is 鈥淪olving local issues for building a sustainable society.” To achieve a sustainable society, as addressed in the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), the youth will tackle the local issues and seek the latest needs, which they face closely in their daily life, through sharing knowledge and experiences. The youth of each country are expected to contribute to the creation of an affluent society by sharing the results of their discussions within their respective countries and regions.

Under the circumstances of COVID-19, to secure the health of participating youth, the online discussion program will be held for the benefit of participating youth. In this program, the participating youth of the Dominican Republic, the United Mexican States, and Japan will meet online, share their experiences and knowledge through an international exchange program.

Discussion Theme

In the SDGs’ 17 goals, there are common issues among three participating countries, related to the environment such as climate change, marine resources, ecosystems, and food security. People鈥檚 behavior and the environment are closely linked. Relevant examples are observed in the reduction of air pollution due to the transportation restrictions caused by the COVID-19, and plastic pollution in the ocean. Thus, during the Glocal Youth Summit, the participating youth will look for issues and new needs related to people’s lives and will solve the local issues by considering environmental aspects.

International Youth Development Exchange Program

1. Age around between 18 and 30 years old.

2. Fluent in English (No interpretation service will be provided during the program).

3. Participate in all sessions of the program and utilize the experience of the program for the future enhancement of his/her activities.

4. Have an on-line communication system (PCs or laptops, internet) Submit reports (in English) on the activities of the program.

5. Before the discussion program, the participating youth shall submit the self-introduction sheet to make communication more easily.

6. Please be noted that the submitted self-introduction sheet will be shared exclusively with the Ministry of youth Scholarships Department, the participating youth, and the secretarial organizer including the Cabinet Office, Government of Japan.

7. After the discussion program, the participating youth shall fill in the evaluation form.

Ideal Backgrounds of Participant

Interested in the discussion theme and able to express ideas and opinions

Interested in the participating countries and communicate actively during the program