Under the Starry Sky Launch Workshop

Civil Society Dialogue with H.E. Mr. Pedro Comissário Afonso of Mozambique, President of the UN Security Council for March 2023

Under the Starry Sky kicked off with a 4-day online training. To accommodate different time zones, participants had a choice between two sessions, which were held from 19 to 22 January (8am-4pm CET) and from 26 to 29 January (4pm-12am CET) respectively.

With the training, participants are working on their consolidated project proposals and submitting them to WFUNA and SpareBank for review. Based on their project pitches, half of the participants will be selected to implement their project from 6 March to late July 2023, with support and guidance from WFUNA.

Applications were open to Norwegian and international youth aged 18-25 in groups of four.

Groups were asked to provide general information about all members of the group and answer the following questions:

  • Why are you interested in joining this program? Why do you want to contribute to the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)?
  • Have you been or are you involved in any extracurricular activities that demonstrate your leadership and commitment to others (volunteer assignments, associative work…)? Have you already implemented any projects? If so, please specify.
  • Have you ever worked as a group? If so, please elaborate on the context/purpose of this collaboration. What will make your team function well together and be successful in the project implementation?

Then, each group was asked to submit an outline of the project they wished to implement, considering the following questions:

  • What is the envisioned project?
  • Where do you want to implement the project?
  • Who are the beneficiaries of the project?
  • What are the objectives of the project and how do you plan to achieve them?
  • To which SDG(s) does the project contribute?
  • What are the challenges you might encounter with the project?

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