Yerevan, Armenia (May 16, 2022) – Applications for the Diaspora Youth Ambassador 2022 program of the Office of the High Commissioner for Diaspora Affairs of the Republic of Armenia are open. The objective of the program is to enable the youth of the Diaspora to expand their understanding of the political, social, economic and other issues of Armenia and Artsakh, to promote their involvement in their community life by providing new knowledge and skills. One of the objectives of the program is also to promote the development of ties between young people representing the different communities of the diaspora and the youth of Armenia and Artsakh.
The program will last one year, of which 2 weeks will be spent in Armenia. Throughout the rest of the year, participants will be conducting the following activities in their countries of residence: community meetings, inter-community experience exchange activities, publications and informative activities related to the Office and other Armenian programs on social platforms and media.
During their stay in Armenia, the participants will take part in an intensive training program that will include a number of conferences, workshops and meetings. The young ambassadors will also visit state, scientific-educational, cultural and technological institutions, memorials, and take part in cultural events.
Diaspora Armenians between the ages of 22 and 35 who have been living in the Diaspora for at least 5 years can apply to the program. They must be active representatives members of Armenian communities, speak Armenian, wish to contribute to the strengthening of Armenia-Diaspora relations, acquire new knowledge and skills to make their work in their communities more efficient. It is also desirable that candidates have working experience with social media or media platforms.
The selected participants will have the opportunity to become direct partners of the Office of the High Commissioner for Diaspora Affairs in their communities, and thus, expand the network of Diaspora Youth Ambassadors through their involvement.
The program is funded by the Government of the Republic of Armenia with the support of the “Jinishian’’ Memorial Foundation.
During the first part of the program, from September 25 to October 8, the organizers provide accommodation and meals for participants in Armenia, entrance to museums, cultural and public places/institutions, transportation costs within the Armenian part of the program.
Participants will be responsible for their transportation costs to and from Armenia for the two week in-country portion of the program, and will obtain travel insurance at their own expense.
The submission deadline is July 1, 2022, at midnight Yerevan time. Applications can be filled in Armenian, English and Russian by clicking here.
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About the Office of the High Commissioner for Diaspora Affairs
Established in 2019 within the Office of the Prime Minister, the Office of the High Commissioner for Diaspora Affairs is responsible for developing and implementing the strategies and policies for Armenia-Diaspora relations, including supporting and encouraging repatriation, ensuring smooth societal integration for repatriates, and mapping the Diaspora’s potential.
The Office is made up of a diverse team of individuals, some of whom represent Diaspora communities from around the world. To learn more about our activities and programs, visit http://diaspora.gov.am/en, follow us on social media at @DiasporaGovAm or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.