Youth Innovation Lab
Youth Innovation Lab (YI-Lab) is a not-for-profit civic tech company that works at the intersection of emerging cutting-edge technological tools and their applications by equipping young professionals to solve emerging challenges in our community. YI-Lab’s mission statement is, ‘to engage young people to bridge science to people and policy through innovation’. YI-Lab harnesses indigenous knowledge, citizen science approach, develops low-cost technological…
Disaster Risk Reduction – Young Leaders Fellowship (DRR-Fellowship) is a unique six-month experiential fellowship program. Based on the first-hand experience, it provides DRR enthusiasts with an opportunity to gain in-depth experience in DRRM and related disciples. It further creates the next generation of DRR Young Professionals to enhance disaster resilience communities.
DRR-Fellowship is an initiative of Youth Innovation Lab (YI-Lab) with the financial support from USAID’s Tayar Nepal. It aims to build technical capacities of local government to support localization of Disaster Information Management System (DIMS) locally known as Building Information Platform Against Disaster (BIPAD) portal. BIPAD portal brings all credible digital and spatial data available within government bodies, non-government organizations, academic and research institutions into a single platform. The portal allows local governments to host BIPAD portal independently, fostering an effective data partnership mechanism to enhance their preparedness, mitigation, response, and recovery activities. For more on BIPAD portal, visit https://bipadportal.gov.np/.
Given the reality that most of the municipalities lack capacities to collect, manage, and use DRR information for informed decision making, DRR-Fellowship aims to address this issue by mobilizing technically trained youths with sound knowledge on BIPAD portal in the local governments. DRR fellows act as a connecting bridge to transfer the technical capacity to run and host BIPAD portal to the local governments. Throughout DRR-Fellowship, DRR fellows will also have exciting opportunities to participate in learning and training events being organized by leading organizations in the field of DRRM including NDRRMA, Tayar Nepal, and project municipalities.
For more information, please visit – https://fellowship.youthinnovationlab.org.
Fellowship Duration: Six months
YI-Lab is accepting applications for the DRR-Fellowship 2021 for 15 municipalities: (1) Dhankuta Municipality (Dhankuta District), (2) Janakpurdham Sub-metropolitan City (Dhanusha District), (3) Jiri Municipality (Dolakha District), (4) Chautara Sangachokgadhi Municipality (Sindhupalchok District), (5) Melamchi Municipality (Sindhupalchok District), (6) Gorkha Municipality (Gorkha District), (7) Pokhara Metropolitan City (Kaski District), (8) Baglung Municipality (Baglung District), (9) Beni Municipality (Myagdi District), (10) Ghorahi Sub-metropolitan City (Dang District), (11) Madhuban Municipality (Bardiya District), (12) Gurbhakot Municipality (Surkhet District), (13) Chamunda Bindrasaini Municipality (Dailekh District), (14) Tikapur Municipality (Kailali District), and (15) Krishnapur Municipality (Kanchanpur District).
Key Responsibilities of DRR Fellows
DRR Fellows will be responsible for:
Benefits for DRR Fellows
Eligibility and Selection Criteria
DRR – Young Leaders Fellows must:
Please complete the online form https://bit.ly/3jD3Kqc to submit your application. For more information on DRR-Fellowship, please visit – https://fellowship.youthinnovationlab.org and if you have any inquiries, please contact Fellowship Secretariat at firstname.lastname@example.org
We highly encourage all the interested applicants, especially youth from project municipalities including those who identify as women and indigenous community members/ minority caste groups in joining the Disaster Risk Reduction – Young Leaders Fellowship program.
Application Deadline : September 13, 2021 (5 pm)