UNDP and the British Council invites youth from the Horn of Africa region to submit project proposals to use the arts to work towards peace and development

04 Nov 2015

On 28 October, UNDP and the Horn of Africa Leadership for Action (HOLLA) project of the British Council launched a new initiative calling for proposals from the youth from the Horn of Africa to develop ideas for how to use art and creativity to work towards peace, social development and wellbeing. The challenge will run on UNDP’s online game platform, Raik Shino, developed and recently launched by UNDP Sudan. Raik Shino, meaning “what do you think” in Sudanese Arabic, was initially developed to provide a forum for Sudanese people to interact and discuss the future of Sudan. With this new initiative, the platform is now open to include two other countries in the Horn of Africa region-South Sudan and Ethiopia. Under this initiative, we invite the youth from Sudan, South Sudan and Ethiopia to develop proposals answering the following question: “What is your idea for a project that uses the arts and creativity to work towards peace and positive social development and wellbeing in your community, country and/or the Horn of Africa.” The platform is currently open for submission of proposals until 21 November. Guidelines of the call for proposals can be found here. Winners will receive mentoring support from the … Read more

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