When and where will the conference be held?
The conference will be held at Retreat House Bandra, Mumbai between 13th to 17th December 2018.
What is the theme for SAYC 2018?
The theme for SAYC 2018 is Leadership for the Future of South Asia. We have seen a history of different kinds of leadership and their impact. We feel its time to see which form of leadership will build a peaceful South Asia.
Who can apply for the conference?
We are essentially looking for participants between 22 to 35 years of age who are citizens of any South Asian country and have:
- International exposure and/or experience in peace-building work
- Willingness to take up leadership roles in the South Asian peace-building movement
- Openness for learning, inter-cultural dialogue and taking action for peaceful change in South Asia.
(Preference would be given to alumni, partners, and networks that have been a part of SAYC series or BRM in order to build and strengthen the existing movement.)
What is the deadline to submit the application form?
The last date to apply is 30th October 2018. The applications will be assessed on a rolling basis which means that there is a possibility of spots being filled prior to the application deadline.
What does selection on a rolling basis mean? (For international participants only)
Instead of waiting for all the applications to come, we would assess them as and how we receive them. It means that there is a possibility of spots being filled prior to the application deadline. In order to avoid this, we encourage you to apply as soon as possible. The reason behind doing this is to help the participants initiate their visa process as early as possible and avoid last minute hassles.
Is it necessary to do a Random Act of Kindness?
As a part of the application process, we invite you to do a Random Act of Kindness that will add to the strength of your application. Share about the act on the following link:
What happens after I get selected? (For all participants)
After you receive the selection email with an invitation letter, we request you to confirm your participation by sending a copy of your tickets and payment in the next 3 days. International delegates are required to immediately begin with their visa process while keeping us updated with its status.
How much do I have to pay for the conference?
The participation fee for SAYC is 200 USD (₹15000)
What is included in the conference fee?
It is inclusive of conference participation, food and accommodation for 4 nights and 5 days. The travel cost to and from the venue has to be borne by participants.
Are there any scholarships available for the conference?
Currently, we have no funding to offer scholarships. We are in process of raising funds, your help in connecting to potential donors and/or taking care of your own participation cost would help us.
Who are the SAYC 2018 partners?
Past organizers, supporters, funders and organizations locally/nationally/internationally associated with The Blue Ribbon Movement (BRM) and its networks. Official partners will be announced soon.
How would be the weather in Mumbai in December?
The weather is expected to be pleasantly sunny 32- 35 degrees.
What things should delegates carry?
Along with all your basic utilities (clothes, toiletries, bottle), please do carry any medicines you might need. Delegates are requested to issue health insurance, the organizers will not be responsible for any such emergencies.
What facilities should be expected at the Venue?
The Retreat House at Bandra, Mumbai has a simple, peaceful and green campus. Basic amenities to stay, first aid, simple veg/ non veg food will be available. Delegates (2-3) would be sharing Non- Ac rooms.
You are requested to carry re-fillable bottles to fill water from the water purifier and avoid extra plastic consumption.
Is there any code of conduct to be followed by the delegates at the venue?
Yes, delegates would be requested to not misbehave or cause any inconvenience to others. Consumption of alcohol or any form of drugs is prohibited at the venue. In case of violation of any norms, the delegates would be responsible to bear the consequences from the local authorities.
Where do I apply for the conference?
Here is the link to apply.
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