21 May 2020

"Youth is a decisive phase in personal development. It is the age when people venture into the unknown, seeking new horizons; it is a time of encounters, often memorable ones; it is a time of first commitments" - Audrey Azoulay, Director-General of UNESCO.

Be confident in yourself and make your dreams come true!

Today, it is necessary to realize your role in shaping the life of society. Indeed, it is young people who are considered the main agents of changes and the builders of the future. Have you ever thought about who are you in the society? Do you have leadership skills? Do you have something to say to this world? Then you will be interested to know about our new online-space CAYNET!

What is CAYNET?

Let's start with the name: CAYNET stands for Central Asian Youth Network. The CAYNET project was developed by the UNESCO Office in Almaty. It covers four countries of Central Asia: Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan and Uzbekistan.

People from these countries have much in common. Do you agree? Even the greeting sounds almost the same: people of the Kazakh steppes say Salem, under the bright sun, in warm, hospitable Uzbekistan we hear Salom, in the realm of natural splendor of Tajikistan, the inhabitants cheerfully say Solam, from the shore of warm Issyk-Kul, the sonorous Salam is heard. And now they also have a common joint safe space, which is specially designed to develop the potential of young people in these countries, to expand their opportunities and participate in achieving the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), as well as to foster intercultural dialogue and build inclusive societies in the region.

Why we need it?

And the point is to enable all young people, without exception, to be heard. With the help of our network, young specialists can prove themselves, express their points of view and listen to the positions of their peers. The platform will provide the main networking opportunity. This will allow young people to make new friends and integrate their common ideas into the society. The great advantage of the participants of our platform will be the chance to become a global citizen who is able to make decisions and actively participate in the political, legal and social processes of our society. Members of our network will have an opportunity to meet with the international experts, to join free online education, to be supported in the implementation of their own projects within the framework of five main programmes (education, culture, sciences, communication and information) of the UNESCO Cluster Office in Almaty. And most importantly, young participants of the CAYNET project will be able to bring positive transformations in their region and become a UNESCO partner in building a peaceful and fair future.

Who is the project focused on?

The project focuses on young people aged 15 to 34 years. CAYNET members are promising, proactive, courageous, talented young people, regardless of gender, culture, language or religion! We are very pleased to welcome young people with special needs, who can help us develop an inclusive approach in the development and implementation of youth projects. We are also pleased to invite young people from remote and rural areas who are interested in positive changes in their communities. We invite to cooperation all concerned young women and men. Together we will make this world better!!!

And that's not all!

On 12 August, 2020, in the framework of the International Youth Day, we are going to officially launch our online platform. But you can already join us, leave your applications and stay tuned.

Follow us on the Instagram account - @caynet2030

And leave your application to join the network via the link.

An incredible and rewarding adventure with CAYNET awaits you!

Permanent link: http://en.unesco.kz/hi-caynet