THE first UN Peacebuilding Project supported training in peacebuilding and economic livelihood was launched on Monday with 20 youths from communities in North Malaita and Weathercoast.
Through a partnership agreement signed between the United Nations Development Program (UNDP) and the Coconut Technology Centre (CTC) up to 200 youths will benefit from such training over the next six months.
The training will be led by CTC and will introduce young people in these selected communities to peacebuilding concepts and techniques to be peace advocates in their communities.
The training curriculum will also incorporate DME operation training, basic business and financial literacy, life skills, community engagement as well as assisting youths to enable them to identify and capitalize on existing economic and social opportunities in their respective communities and villages.
At the opening of the training, Agus Wandi, the Project Manager of the UN Peacebuilding Project, reiterated the importance of investing in youths in the Solomon Islands.
He emphasized that sustainable peace requires active and strong participation of young people as peace advocates because they can be a crucial asset to peacebuilding in this country.
This is why training and investing in youths continues to be an important focus of the UN Peace Building supported project in Solomon Islands.
UNDP is committed to supporting youth in Solomon Islands through their enhanced engagement in the peacebuilding process during the critical transitional period for the country.