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Policy Brief on COVID-19 Impacts/Responses of Indigenous Youth in South and Southeast Asia

UNESCO Bangkok

23 Jul 2020 This opportunity is no longer available Share
23 Jul 2020 This opportunity is no longer available Share
Background and objectives
UNESCO Bangkok is seeking to enlist an online volunteer to develop a two-page policy brief highlighting the impacts of COVID-19 on indigenous youth living in South and Southeast Asia, as well as their responses to the pandemic. The information highlighted in the policy brief will be based on a report developed by UNESCO Bangkok on this same topic. The policy brief will be posted on social media on 9 August 2020 (International Day of World’s Indigenous Peoples) as part of a 4-day joint campaign between UNDP and UNESCO aimed at raising awareness of the impacts of COVID-19 on indigenous youth, as well as their responses.
COVID-19 Response
Web and graphic design
In more ways than one, indigenous youth have been disproportionately impacted by the effects of COVID-19. As governments all over the regions have imposed strict lockdown and curfew measures to help stem the spread of the pandemic, many indigenous youth have not only lost their jobs, but have also been unable to access quality health services and medical supplies that could help them avoid getting sick. The closure of roads connecting communities to larger towns has also ensured that food and other basic commodities have become scarce. Due to the shift to online learning, many indigenous students, especially those living in rural and remote areas, have been unable to continue their studies. Communication barriers between governments and indigenous communities have often added to the uncertainty created by the pandemic, as much of the information being shared is inaccessible to those who don’t speak official languages. Even more troubling has been the continuation of human rights violations against activists and “land grabbing,” which have made indigenous youth and their families even more vulnerable under lockdown conditions.
Volunteers: 1 needed
11-20 hours per week / 2 weeks
1) Bachelor’s degree in Art, Communications, Graphic Design or related. 2) At least 2-3 years experience creating visual content, such as infographics, reports, policy briefs. 3) Knowledge and experience using graphic design programs such as Adobe Illustrator, Canva, and/or others is required. 4) Experience in presenting data and research through visual content is preferred. 5) Accuracy and Attention to detail.

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