The UNRCCA Preventive Diplomacy Academy 2024 for Asian Youth

Announcement Short Program Training in Leadership , in Other , in Peace Building , in Sustainable Development
  • Online
  • Apply Before : January 31, 2024

Opportunity Details

  • Opportunity ID 225575
  • Degree Non Degree Program/Certificate
  • Fields of study Leadership, Preventive Diplomacy, Youth, Peace, and Security
  • Duration 1 Year
  • Gender MaleFemale
  • Language of Instruction English
  • Application Fee Required No

Opportunity Description

Enrollment is open for the UNRCCA Preventive Diplomacy Academy 2024 for the youth from Central Asia and Afghanistan. The Academy is an initiative by the United Nations Regional Center for Preventive Diplomacy for Central Asia (UNRCCA), aimed at training youth aged 18 to 29 in Preventive Diplomacy in Central Asia and Afghanistan.

Aligned with the Youth Strategy 2030 and UN Security Council Resolution 2250 on youth, peace, and security, the program seeks to empower young leaders with knowledge and skills essential for fostering peace and preventing regional conflicts.

Student enrollment is conducted through a competitive process, providing motivated and enterprising young individuals with a unique opportunity to acquire the skills necessary for youth leadership.

Key Details and Dates

Application Deadline: January 31, 2024

Organizer: UNRCCA Preventive Diplomacy Academy

Eligible Gender: Male and Female

Focus Area: Leadership, Preventive Diplomacy, Youth, Peace, and Security

Program Duration: 1 Year

Program Mode: Online

Eligible Countries: Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan, Afghanistan

Target Group: Individuals aged 18 to 29 studying or interested in political science, international relations, international economic relations, jurisprudence, and sociology.

Benefits of the UNRCCA Preventive Diplomacy Academy

Participants will gain an understanding of the program as follows:

  • Gain expertise in preventive diplomacy basics.
  • Learn conflict prevention strategies.
  • Develop skills in intercultural communication and information security in cyberspace.
  • Understand human rights principles.
  • Explore the role of youth in preventing violent extremism.
  • Acquire leadership and effective communication skills under the Youth, Peace, and Security agenda.
  • Join the interregional network of Preventive Diplomacy Academy graduates after training.
  • Opportunities to participate in events organized by UNRCCA and other UN Funds and Agencies.

Eligibility Criteria

All participants should meet the following criteria:

  • Young citizens aged 18 to 29 from Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan, and Afghanistan.
  • Participants should be studying or planning to study political science, international relations, international economic relations, jurisprudence, or sociology.
  • People with disabilities are welcome to apply.
  • Classes are primarily online, requiring a stable Internet connection.

Required Documents

  • Completed application form
  • Motivation letter (up to 300 words) addressing specific questions:
  1. Why are you interested in the Preventive Diplomacy Academy training?
  2. What motivates you?
  3. How can you contribute to the PDA inter-regional network?
  • Short video (30-60 sec) introducing yourself and explaining your suitability for the PDA.

Selection Process

Participant Evaluation Criteria:

  • Academic/professional profile
  • Knowledge of regional and national issues relevant to preventive diplomacy
  • Proven social service/volunteering experience in the community
  • Creativity
  • Proficiency in Russian or English languages


  • Only finalists will receive an email.
  • Initial evaluation based on the motivation letter and video submission
  • Successful candidates proceed to an online interview.

How to Apply for the UNRCCA Preventive Diplomacy Academy?

  • Fill out the Application Form linked below
  • Write and upload an online motivation letter.
  • Create and upload a short video titled “Why I am suitable to study at PDA” (30-60 sec).
  • Submit applications in Russian or English through the Google Forms platform before the January 31, 2024 deadline.


Apply Now


For additional information, don’t hesitate to contact Aziz Kuliyev, Project Associate, at You can also visit the official website of the UNRCCA for detailed information about the UNRCCA Preventive Diplomacy Academy 2024.


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