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Youth Leadership Development Program (YLDP)
“Youth Leadership Development Program-YLDP” is one of the core programs of Center for Peace and Civil Society (CPCS) which carries out a one year course of political and civic education for a cohort comprised of 30 young scholars, activists, media writers and students of social sciences.
Trainings
Center for Peace and Civil Society (CPCS) conducts regular trainings for youth, women, media writers, practitioners and young academia on democracy, peace and conflicts, governance, secularism, rule of law, globalization of knowledge and information, community development and social mobilization, communication, freedom, social justice, strategy, political and civic education as well as on professional skills.
Training Presentaions
Enhancing the consciousness and educating core groups belonging to the associated areas, CPCS has announced to conduct four Three-Day non-residential free trainings in year 2010.   All training workshops are being held at Hyderabad, Sindh, Pakistan. For each three-day training program, 30 participants will be selected through meritorious process and open announcements. The themes and target groups of the training programs are given below.
  1. Political Journalism, Democracy & Political Audit: The target groups for this training workshop are political journalists, media writers, columnists belonging to the local print and electronic media and students of Mass Communication.
  2. Human Rights, Rule of Law & Democracy: Human rights’ activists, legal practitioners, students of law, journalists working on human rights and employees of the organizations work on human rights are the target group for this workshop. The training manual for this course is also available on CPCS website.
  3. Democracy, Secularism and Freedom: For this course, young academia from different universities and colleges would be invited.
  4. Democratic Federalism, provincial autonomy and role of political parties: As already evident from the title name, the activists, members and leaders of political parties of Sindh will attend the training workshop.
Report:
Political Journalism, Democracy & Political Audit:
DSC08732CPCS organized a three-days training workshop for journalists and columnists of regional electronic and print media on 18th, 19th and 20th April, 2010. The theme for training workshop was “Political Journalism, Democracy and Political Audit”. It took place at M.H. Panhwar training & conference hall, Sindh Resource Center, CPCS Hyderabad, Sindh, Pakistan. To make sure the meritorious and quality participation, CPCS announced the course of training on its website and different e groups a month before it took place. The applications and résumés were invited from all journalists, media writers and students of Mass Communication. After short listing on certain set criteria, all selected applicants were communicated and informed to participate in the training workshop on above given dates. 30 applicants were selected out of which 23 participated regularly. To increase the female participation, gender balance was mainly focused in selection criteria. Mr. Jami Chandio, executive director CPCS and renowned trainer and scholar along with other experts facilitated all three days sessions of program.
(Year 2009-10)
CPCS started its New Year work on “Youth Leadership Development Program”, the course of one year political training for Youth, from 1st February 2009. It worked already to select 30 participants on meritorious and gender equality criteria for whole year. CPCS announced the date and place of interview through advertisement in known newspaper. On January 3rd, 2009 some 160 male and female candidates appeared in that interview for Cohort 3/2009-10 whose interviewing panel was comprised of Mr. Nizam Nizamani (Trainer and CPCS Consultant), Mr. Mustaque Rajpar (Media Advisor US Consulate Karachi & Trainer) and Mr. Aamir Raza Memon ( Senior Program Officer and In charge Training and Advocacy Programs of CPCS). 40 candidates were selected with whole day interview activity in which gender equality was the prime concern of panelists while selecting the candidates. The themes of training are given below;
  • Political and Civil Rights
  • Role of Media in Democracy and Governance
  • Secularism & Political Pluralism
  • Democratic Institutions, Constitutionalism & Public Policy
  • Provincial Autonomy and Crisis of Federalism in Pakistan
  • Civil Society & Democracy at local, national and global level
  • Conflict resolution, prevention and management in democracy
  • Democracy: Basic principles and historical development
  • Globalization: Dimensions and state-systems
  • Independent Judiciary & rule of law
Brief Reports:
1st One day Training on Role of Media in Democracy and governance
On March 29, 2009 Center for Peace & Civil Society conducted 1st one day training on Role of Media in Democracy and Governance at SAWFCO office training hall Hyderabad. The moderator of the whole day training was Mr. Mushtaq Rajpar who is working as Media Advisor US Consulate Karachi, Master trainer on Freedom of Information and Media ethics. Mr. Aamir Raza, Senior Program Officer CPCS welcomes all participants and gave presentation on CPCS organization. 28 young male and female participants worked on following topics to give presentations after commendable group work;
  1. Group 01: What media is reporting? And what should media report in Pakistan?
  2. Group 02: How media promote democracy in Pakistan?
  3. Group 03: Is media free in Pakistan? What threats does it face?
  4. Group 04: Impact of Sindhi media on Society.
2nd One day Training on Political & Civil Rights
On March 30th, 2009 CPCS organized 2nd one day training on Political & Civil Rights at SAWFCO office training hall Hyderabad. Mr. Iqbal Detho who is working as Provincial Head of SPARC child rights based organization facilitated the training. Mr. Detho is Masters in Human Rights from London School of Economics, known human rights practitioner and remained elected Secretary General of Amnesty International. He discussed all UN charters of rights and carried out the sessions interactive.
3rd One Day Training on Secularism & political Pluralism
CPCS organized 3rd One day Training for Youth Leadership Development Program on the theme “Secularism & Political pluralism”. The training was arranged on June 30, 2009 (Tuesday), at SAFWCO training hall Hyderabad. All 30 selected candidates for cohort-3 were invited and informed and out of them 25 (Females-7 & Males-18) candidates participated and attended the training.
Facilitators: The profile and introduction of facilitators is given below; Ms. Amar sindhu: She is Chairperson in Department of Philosophy, University of Sindh, committed writer and columnist of highly circulated daily Sindhi Newspaper, popular activist for women rights, active member of Women Action Forum and renowned trainer. Mr. Jami Chandio: He is Executive Director Center for Peace & Civil Society, Editor Quarterly Journal “Freedom”, committed writer and well known trainer of Pakistan. Special Guest: Mr. Wilson Lee, Program Officer NED Washington D.C., was the special guest from USA who also attended the training.
4th One day Training on Democratic Institutions, Constitutionalism and Public Policy
Center organized one day training for Youth Leadership Development Program on “Democratic Institution, Constitutionalism and Public Policy”. The training held on July 01, 2009 (Wednesday), at SAFWO training hall Hyderabad. Number of participants who attended the training was 22 (4 were females and 18 were males). Facilitators: The profile and introduction of facilitators are given below; Mr. G.N. Qureshi: He is Masters of Arts, Master of Business Administraion, Law graduate and Advocate High Court. Presently Mr. G.N Qureshi is Federal Counsel Government of Pakistan.  He is expert in Constitutionalism and Public Policy. Mr. Jami Chandio: He is Executive Director Center for Peace & Civil Society, Editor Quarterly Journal “Freedom”, committed writer and well known trainer of Pakistan. The groups of participants presented the SWOT analysis on democratic institutions, constitutionalism and public policy.
5the One day training on Civil Society and Democracy at the local, national and global level
CPCS conducted 5th One Day Training for Youth Leadership Program on “Civil Society and Democracy at the Local, National and Global Level”. The training took place on October 25, 2009 (Sunday) at SAFWCO training hall Hyderabad. The number of participants who attended the training was 25. The facilitator of the training day was Mr. Nizam Nizamani who is consultant CPCS, renowned master trainer and writer.
6th One Day Training on Provincial Autonomy and Crisis of Federalism in Pakistan
The 6th one day training for youth leadership development program on “Provincial Autonomy and Crisis of Federalism in Pakistan” was held by CPCS. The workshop took place at SAFWCO training hall Hyderabad on October 26, 2009 (Monday). 25 participants attended the workshop and Mr. Jami Chandio was the facilitator of the day who has done the research on “The crisis of Federalism and prospects for provincial autonomy at Washington DC. Mr. Jami discussed pre-partition and post partition Indo-Pak history and the role of political parties. While his presentation he specially focused on constitutional history of Pakistan and extra constitutional military interventions. The participant worked in groups to present the ideas regarding the dream of democratic federalism in Pakistan, role of political parties and role of civil society.
7th One day training on Conflict Resolution, Management and Prevention
CPCS organized 7th One Day Training for Youth Leadership Development Program on “Conflict Resolution, Management and Prevention”. The training took place on November 20, 2009 (Friday) at SAFWCO training hall Hyderabad. The number of participants who attended the training was 31. Mr, Jami Chandio, Executive Director CPCS and renowned trainer, facilitated the whole the sessions of the day. After discussing theoretically on the topic, Mr. Jami assigned al participants to work in groups for presenting the discussion on following; Group#01: Do’s and Don’ts of Mediator to resolve, manage and prevent Conflict.
Group#02: List of Conflicts to be Preventive in Sindh and who/how to prevent.
Group#03: List of Conflicts to be managed in Sindh and who/how to manage.
Group#04: List of Conflicts to be resolved in Sindh and who/how to resolve.
8th One day training on Democracy Basic Principles and Historical Development
Center for Peace & Civil Society (CPCS) organized 8th One day training for youth leadership development program on “Democracy Basic Principles and Historical Development”. The event held at SAFWCO training hall Hyderabad on November 21, 2009 (Saturday). The number of participants who attended the training was 28 out of which almost half were female participants. Mr. Zulfiqar Halepoto, Secretary General Sindh Democratic Forum, writer and trainer, was the main facilitator of the day. He came with two power point presentation on “Democracy: Basic Principles and Historical development” and “Civil Society: A watchdog on democracy”. The participants in the last session worked in groups and gave presentation on following; Group#01: How do you understand democracy? Define in the context of Pakistan?
Group#02: Basic Fundamentals of democracy
Group#03: Democracy in post 9/11 scenario
Group#04: Threats for democracy as an ideal government form.
9th One day training on Globalization: Dimensions and State-Systems
In the last quarter of year 2009, CPCS organized one day training for youth leadership development program on “Globalization: Dimensions and State-Systems”. The training held on December 24, 2009 (Thursday) at SAFWCO training hall Hyderabad. The score of participants at the event was 25. Miss Ishrat Afshan Abassi, who is young teacher of subject International Relations in University of Sindh, was the facilitator of whole training day. She had prepared a detailed presentation that was given on multi media. Miss Abassi comprehensively discussed the state-systems and dimensions under new emerging phenomenon of globalization. She gave following tasks to the participants to discuss in groups and give presentations; TASK 1: How new is the phenomenon of Globalization?
TASK 2: How has Globalization eroded Sovereign statehood?
TASK 3: How does Globalization Poses challenges to Democracy?
TASK 4: Give main arguments in favor of Globalization, how it is composing a new era of World Politics?
TASK 5: Criticize Globalization
10th One Day training on Independent Judiciary and Rule of Law
The last training for cohort-3/2009 took place December 25,2009 (Friday) at SAFWCO training hall Hyderabad. The theme of the training was “Independent Judiciary & Rule of Law”. The number of participants in the training was 24. Mr. Aamir Raza Memon, Senior Program Officer CPCS, was the facilitator of session I and Mr. Ayaza latif Palijo who is the leading Lawyer of Supreme Court of Pakistan moderated other sessions.
 
Figure 1: The Group of Cohort-3/2009
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