Status of initiative: N/a
Description/achievement of initiative

To secure the engagement and participation of young people from Puerto Rico in the preparation process for developing the outcomes for the SIDS 2014 Conference. We look forward to sending two young representatives from Puerto Rico to the regional youth forum to be held in Kingston, Jamaica, during July 2013.

Implementation methodologies

A call for applications will be made throughout youth networks in Puerto Rico. Interested applicants should make a submission on their vision for the future of their community/country/region/SIDS. The submission can be in any format. Submissions will be short listed to five applicants, who will be interviewed. Two applicants will be selected and funded to participate in the regional youth forum. Funding will be secured through external sponsorships. A fund-raising campaign will be executed to secure sponsors. Other interested youth have the option of applying for full funding support expected to be available form UNESCO, UNICEF an/or SIDS regional organisations. All delegates from Puerto Rico will participate in a series of local pre-forum workshops designed to help them achieve their optimum representation.

Arrangements for Capacity-Building and Technology Transfer

Coordination mechanisms/governance structure


UNESCO, UNICEF, SIDS regional organisations, Defensores PROCDN, Foro Juvenil, Defensores Joven
Report of the process and outcomes.
Sustainable Development Goals and targets
Goal 17
Resources devoted to implementation
Financing (in USD)
5,000 USD
Staff / Technical expertise
Fundraising, promotion, selection process, consultancy and capacity-building.
Progress reports
Cut off date each year: 1 July
This initiative fulfils the SMART criteria.
Location: Caguas, Puerto Rico
Date of completion: 31 Jul 2013
Operating in countries
Contact information/focal point(s)
Jaime Conde,

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