Organized within a joint RYCO-UN project supported by the UN Peacebuilding Fund, RYCO and UNFPA are implementing the Western Balkans Y-Peer Training of Trainers, gathering 21 young people from hard to reach groups who will become ypeer trainers. Through a series of online and planned offline trainings, the participants will develop new capacities and competencies on issues related to youth, peace, and security.
HIA BiH Director Jasmin Hasić was one of the trainers and facilitators at the first three-day online interactive workshop that took place on 22 July.
The Training of Trainers is undertaken in the framework of the “Supporting the Western Balkan’s Collective Leadership on Reconciliation” a joint UN-RYCO project, with the financial support of the UN Peacebuilding Fund, and implemented in partnership with RYCO, UNDP, UNFPA, and UNICEF.
The project aims to empower young people in having their voice heard in public decision-making processes that affect their lives, as well as strengthen their role in building and maintaining safe and peaceful environments for themselves and their communities. Upon the completion of the training, the participants will organize local workshops in their communities, utilizing their newly gained skills and knowledge, expanding the ypeer network among their groups and promoting best innovative ideas of peacebuilding coming from young people themselves. Some of these ideas will be supported and implemented in the following months.