The International Development Youth Forum 2017 In Japan


Young people from all over the world are invited to apply for the International Development Youth Forum  which will be held from 12th to 19th of March, 2017 in Tokyo. Based on organizer’s mission to  “Design Our Future”, IDYF2017 aspires to redetermine the meaning of  ‘development’. Selected participants from all over the world will be invited to discuss what each of us conceive an ideal society and common goals are, in order to draw feasible solutions to provided case studies. Deadline to apply is November 27.

In the forum, participants will be divided into 6 teams and each team will analyze one of the case studies and plan solutions. Case studies are as follows:

  • Garment Industry in Bangladesh
  • Soybean Industry in Brazil
  • Cut Flowers Industry in Kenya

Main criteria

  • 18 to 28 years old;
  • not participated in previous IDYFs;
  • Fluent English;
  • Must be able to attend all programs during the forum.

IDYF 2017 has two separate application types, one for self-funded candidates, and another for scholarship candidates. Note that you cannot apply for both.

If you are selected to participate in IDYF 2017 without a scholarship, you will be required to pay 25,000 JPY, which covers your accommodation, meals, and transportation fees during the forum.

Scholarships will be given to only one to three applicants with financial difficulties, which will cover flight tickets and participation fee.

Apply now as a self-funded applicant or a scholarship applicant.

Find out more.


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