Q. What is IYAP?

We are a Youth led/based organization working towards a world embracing mutual understanding and respect.

Q. What types of projects does IYAP do?

Over the past seven years, IYAP has reached 10,700 young people through integrated youth development programs, social leadership camps, non-violent communication workshops, dialogues for understanding, languages for reconciliation programs, sexual and reproductive health workshops and civic participation programs.

We have specific strategies for assisting most-at-risk populations, including young people with disabilities, cultural minorities and young mothers. We typically deliver an integrated program for each group.

IYAP projects can be grouped into four areas:

  1. Youth Empowerment
  2. Inclusion
  3. Policy Advocacy
  4. Greenier Environment

Q. How does IYAP help Youth?

International Youth Alliance for Peace (IYAP) believes that young people are the backbone of the country, who have the energy as well as the creativity along with the willingness and ability to perform tasks differently. They, are a vital asset to the development of their countries and communities, and with the right guidance and support, they have the ability to become influential leaders of positive change. This is why, we at IYAP facilitate the creation of an interactive platform between young people and a multitude of stakeholders, including the government, civil society, and private sector and development partners through many youth-led initiatives.

Our aim is to see young people undertaking leadership roles in addressing the most urgent issues of the world, supported by their communities, civil society, government, and businesses. Accordingly, each year we provide extensive training and facilitation for approximately 500 to 1,000 passionate young leaders, who can grow their potential and receive strategic support to lead community development initiatives. These dedicated and passionate young leaders then implement community development initiatives engaging thousands of young people across the country.

We deliver grass root level programs in some of the most hard to reach and inaccessible areas, to ensure that no one is left behind. We also support governments and policymakers to engage and interact with young people in formulating decisions that affect the youth.

Q. I want to work for the IYAP. Where can I send my resume?

To apply, please see employment opportunities or volunteering.

Q. Can I apply for an internship?

The IYAP provides opportunities for students enrolled in a graduate programme to undertake an internship at its Headquarters in Sri Lanka (Only to locals)

Q. Can I receive financial assistance from the IYAP?

Financial aid is not available to individuals or private organizations through the IYAP.