“Empowered Youths, Enlightened Future”

Indigenous Youth Conference 2017

16-18 October 2017, Heed Bangladesh Training Centre, Kamalgonj, Moulvibazar

 Organized by: Kapaeeng Foundation

Supported by: Embassy of Switzerland

Deadline for Application: 10 October 2017

Kapaeeng Foundation, a Human Rights Organization for Indigenous Peoples of Bangladesh, with funding support from the Embassy of Switzerland, Dhaka, is calling for applications from indigenous youth leaders for Indigenous Youth Conference 2017. The conference will take place at Heed Bangladesh Guest House and Training Centre in Kamalgonj, Moulvibazar on 16-18 October 2017.


The main objectives of the Conference include:

  • To strengthen the capacities of indigenous student/youth organizations on human rights instruments and institutions, human rights lobby and advocacy, and globally emerging issues (including the UPR and the SDGs) related to protection and promotion of the human rights of indigenous peoples.
  • To strengthen communication, coordination, networks and solidarity among different indigenous student/youth leaders in Bangladesh.


  • The primary target group of the conference is indigenous youth leaders (aged between 15-30) affiliated with indigenous student/youth organizations of Bangladesh and those who are making differences individually.
  • Students/youth leaders with long term commitment to work for the cause of indigenous peoples rights will be given preferences.
  • Indigenous student/youth leaders from the farthest behind indigenous communities and females are especially encouraged to apply.


  • A filled application form, which can be downloaded from the Kapaeeng Foundation website ( Click here for download the Brochure and Application Form.
  • An updated Curriculum Vitae (CV) with a referee name and contact details.


Filled out application forms along with an updated CV should be submitted to the Executive Director, Kapaeeng Foundation at [email protected]. All applications must be received by Kapaeeng Foundation by 10 October 2017.  Successful candidates will be contacted via email or phone after the deadline.


All the expenses related (including travel, accommodation, food and reading materials) of the Conference participants will be covered by Kapaeeng Foundation.


Kapaeeng Foundation

House # 23/25, Salma Garden Apartment, Road # 4, PC Culture Housing

Block # B, Mohammodpur, Dhaka, 1207

Phone: +88028190801, 01717332299, 01776199601

Email Address: [email protected]