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Note that Youth Visioning is no longer considering proposals for 2007.

Getting Started

Are you a young person living in a Small Island Developing State (SIDS) or a small island territory, wanting to carry out a project in your community? Youth Visioning for Island Living may be able to help you. You can find information here about projects that other young islanders around the world have done, as well as how to plan and fund your own project.

Youth Visioning for Island Living seeks to build capacity among island youth; to give youth a voice in sustainable development matters; and to make positive changes at the local and national level.

Youth Visioning for Island Living was launched in 2003 with a series of regional activities and a meeting was held in Mauritius in January 2005 with young representatives from many island countries around the world. These young people committed themselves to implement follow-up projects and a fund was created to provide start-up support for these projects, which are currently being carried out around the world. However, even if you were not part of the Youth Visioning meeting in Mauritius, we are still interested in your project idea!

First of all, take the time to read through the information on this website to get a better idea of what Youth Visioning is all about.

Project Focus

Youth Visioning for Island Living supports youth-led projects that fall under one of the three themes of Youth Visioning:

  1. Life and love in islands: island lifestyles and cultures (ex: raising awareness about HIV/AIDS)
  2. My island home: safeguarding island environments (ex: cleaning up an area of the community and educating people about proper waste management)
  3. Money in my pocket: economic and employment opportunities (ex: holding workshops on career development skills such as resume writing)

As you can see, the themes are quite broad so chances are your project idea will be related to at least one of them. We are interested in projects that will have a long-lasting impact on your community and that could be continued in future years with local support.


1. Getting started
2. Project proposal format
3. Funding and reporting
4. Checklist

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This page last updated: 28 November 2006