The purpose of the Search for The Outstanding UNESCO Clubs is to recognize and campaign for the achievements and advocacies of the varied clubs whose endeavors are aligned with the ideals and thrusts of UNESCO.
AIMS AND OBJECTIVES
- Acknowledge the accomplishments and undertakings of UNESCO Clubs that endeavored to pursue the principles of UNESCO
- Invigorate other youth organizations, NGO’s, LGU’s and school-based organizations about the attributes of UNESCO Clubs that exceptionally exemplify the standards compliant with the values and principles of UNESCO in promoting cultural diversity and contributing to peace and human development
- Appreciate the exemplary pioneering initiatives and noble struggles of student leaders who have contributed to advancing the direction of UNESCO
- Educate the general public about everyday examples of achieving UNESCO’s objectives which thereby advance community empowerment towards development
For The Outstanding UNESCO Clubs:
The Search for The Outstanding UNESCO Clubs recognizes not more than five (5) accredited clubs in each of the following categories: (1) Education, (2) Information and Communication, (3), Science & Technology, (4) Culture, and (5) Social & Human Sciences. Among these awardees, one organization may be acknowledged as the Most Outstanding UNESCO Club of the Philippines.
Search for the OUTSTANDING UNESCO CLUBS RULES AND PROCEDURES, GUIDELINES & REQUIREMENTS
1. The Search for The Outstanding UNESCO Clubs recognizes not more than five (5) accredited clubs in each of the following categories: (1) Education, (2) Information and Communication, (3), Science & Technology, (4) Culture, and (5) Social & Human Sciences. The basis for the selection of at most ten awardees shall be their activities, projects, events and achievements for January to December 2017. Each chosen awardee shall be required to submit a flagship project. Period covered in the documentation of a flagship project should be from January 2017 to December 2017. Among these awardees, one organization may be acknowledged as the Most Outstanding UNESCO Club of the Philippines.
2. To enter the Awards Program, the organization should be an accredited UNESCO Club with good standing. This means that the UNESCO Club was able to (1) submit the 2017 Annual Report at the prescribed deadline, (2) send at least two paying delegate to the national convention this September 2018, and (3) pay the annual membership fee.
3. The previous year’s winner cannot apply in the immediately succeeding year. This means that the 2017 Most Outstanding UNESCO Club cannot apply for the 2018 search.
4. Screening of nominees for UNESCO Clubs shall be done in two (2) phases as approved by the Board Members of the National Association of UNESCO Clubs in the Philippines (NAUCP), Inc.:
Phase 1: 2017 Annual Report Screening
A screening committee shall be created by NAUCP to evaluate the submitted 2017 Annual Reports. The awardees every year must not exceed 10 Clubs. The Clubs will be adjudged and chosen based on concrete achievements of campaigns and actions, characteristics of the organization, and alignment of organizational objectives and principles to UNESCO’s ideals. These Clubs must submit a project summary template of their flagship project AND a three-page documentation (photos, testimonies of partners / beneficiaries, certificates, publications, etc) as proof of the project. The NAUCP Awards Committee shall then select ten (10) UNESCO Clubs for each of the categories to proceed to the next phase.
Phase 2: Flagship Project Screening
Shortlisted UNESCO Clubs shall compete for the prime distinction as the 2018 Most Outstanding UNESCO Club of the Philippines based on a single flagship project. These action projects should focus on the role of “youth as agents of social transformations, sustainable development and peace” and should be in line to the categories in which they are shortlisted. These UNESCO Clubs shall present their flagship project to and shall be judged by a panel based on impact, sustainability/replicability and contribution to UNESCO’s areas of competencies. The submitted flagship project should be a program / project that must have been accomplished or started running within March 2017 to January 2018.
5. All winners shall be notified in advance and will make sure to attend the International Assembly of Youth for UNESCO (Y4U) on September 6-8, 2018 to be held in Icon Hotel, Timog, Quezon City, Philippines. Failure to register as official delegate to the Y4U 2018 and/or failure to fully present a flagship project will forfeit the award. Registration, board and lodging and food as well as transportation expenses shall be shouldered by the awardees. Finalists are required to be present during the panel interview on September 5, 2018 (1:00 pm). Registration fee of the finalists (at most 3) will already include the accommodation for September 5.
6. The schedule of the Awards Program is as follows:
Annual Report Screening Phase: April 1 – April 15, 2018
Announcement of Shortlisted Clubs: April 17, 2018 (12:00 noon)
Flagship Project Presentation: September 5, 2018
Proclamation of Winners: September 8, 2018
7. Shortlisted Clubs are required to submit the requirements stipulated in the letter to firstname.lastname@example.org
8. Please be in your corporate attire during the panel interview and Filipina during the awarding ceremonies.
9. The decision of the judges shall be final and irrevocable.
10. Applications and documents should be written in English.
11. For other queries, do contact:
Name : Mr. Danilo G. Soriano Jr.
Position : Vice President for Internal Affairs, NAUCP Inc.
Contact Number : + 639772437912
E-mail Address : email@example.com
Name : Mr. Jonathan Jaime M. Guerrero
Position : President, NAUCP Inc.
Contact Number : + 639175928610
E-mail Address : firstname.lastname@example.org
CRITERIA for 2018 OUTSTANDING UNESCO CLUBS
Period covered: January to December 2017
An Outstanding UNESCO Club has VAST IMPACT – Value, Alliance, Substance, Tutelage, Innovation, Maturity, Partnership, Awards, Contribution and Triumph.
Weight - Criteria / Indicators
1/3 - CONCRETE ACHIEVEMENTS OF CAMPAIGNS AND ACTIONS
- (50 pts) Value / Outcomes of Projects & Interventions: verifiable/quantified results of projects and interventions that are locally relevant and responsive to the needs of the community pursuing its organizational advocacy that contributes to significant advancement on the socio-economic and/or psycho-social conditions of participants, communities, foundations and/or marginalized sectors being served
- (25 pts) Alliance / Networks, Grassroots Constituency and Resource Mobilization: establishment of significant stakeholder partnership to attract dynamic support and involvement of civil society organizations, and from its members and volunteers; leadership in the advocacy and/or development work promoting enhancement of community, the organization and its members; ability to generate and appropriate resources effectively tapping capacities of the organization and community through accessing opportunities
- (25 pts) Substance / Sustainability and Self-Reliance: ability to continually implement programs cost-effectively with minimum funding from outside support; responsive to the developmental needs of its members and community through capacity building and empowerment
1/3 - CHARACTERISTICS OF THE ORGANIZATION
- (20 pts) Tutelage / Stewardship, Integrity and Governance: quality of leaders / club officers and advisers; capability to cultivate a good standing or recognition in the community where it operates with steadfastness and transparency
- (20 pts) Innovation / Catalyst for Change: dedication and leadership in the advocacy by integrating creativity in the delivery of development work that influences significantly its beneficiaries, members and / or volunteers
- (20 pts) Maturity / Organizational Development: clarity in its vision, mission and goals collectively followed by its members; utilizes involvement, competency improvement and empowerment of its members and beneficiaries responsive to the needs of their communities with in-place mechanisms to gather feedback and take corrective actions thereof
- (20 pts) Partnership / Social Mobilization: strength of networks or linkages with varied sectors in the community as evidenced by its growth and participation in the conceptualization and implementation of development work proactively addressing the specific needs of the society
- (20 pts) Awards / Attributes and Credibility: recognitions received by the organization in the pursuit of its advocacy
1/3 - ALIGNMENT OF ORGANIZATIONAL OBJECTIVES AND PRINCIPLES TO UNESCO’S IDEALS
- (50 pts) Contribution / Involvement with NAUCP’s Thrusts: implementation of activities congruent to the thrusts of NAUCP; participation of NAUCP-sponsored activities, events, projects and programs
- (50 pts) Triumph / Fulfillment of Functions of UNESCO Clubs: conformance to the functions mandated to UNESCO Clubs as to training, dissemination of information, and action through observing the UNESCO celebrations, projects and programs
VALUES FOR FLAGSHIP PROJECTS
Value - Possible Fields for Action Projects
Access to and quality of education and learning opportunities; cultural rights, including indigenous and minority rights; advocacy for inclusive national youth policies; science, technology and innovation; civic and political inclusion; freedom of expression; youth with disabilities; social inclusion and prevention of HIV/AIDS; human rights of migrants; inclusion through sport and the arts; popularization of science, etc.
Civic Engagement and Participation
Civic education and learning (formal, informal, non-formal); participation in national or community decision-making process (at different levels: local authorities, local elected representatives, school or community); inclusive policies affecting youth; development or enhancement of representative and inclusive youth participation structures (youth councils and others); facilitating youth dialogue with decision-makers and civil society organizations; youth-led action benefiting communities and particularly vulnerable populations; volunteerism, including in civil society organizations; youth media (including building capacities of youth to develop or participate in community media); ICTs to promote civic engagement and participation (including engaging youth through information and mobile technology); participation in scientific processes, the use of science and innovative solutions to engage members of society; youth civic engagement as a strategy to prevent violence affecting youth; civic engagement through sport; civic engagement through arts and forms of cultural expressions; employability, etc.
Creative cities; creative industries; indigenous and minority rights and participation; intercultural exchanges; respect for cultural, ethnic, religious and linguistic diversity; heritage awareness and preservation; role and use of media, including social media; intercultural competences, global citizenship and new identities; rapprochement of cultures and a culture of peace; the use of science and research in the promotion of culture, etc.
Social Entrepreneurship and Innovation
Social entrepreneurship and innovation in or through culture, science and technology, ICTs; youth-led research on social entrepreneurship and innovation; social entrepreneurship training; poverty reduction and sustainable livelihoods; community development; violence prevention affecting youth; social inclusion; promoting a culture of innovation, etc.
Green skills; promoting careers in science and research; Technical and Vocational Education and Training (TVET); promoting Science Education among youth particularly young women in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM); arts education; physical education and training; science education; employability and school-to-work transition, including through fellowships and first job opportunities; Information and Communication Technologies and mobile apps development, etc.
Violence and Conflict Prevention, and Consolidation of Peace
Civic and rights’ education and learning (formal, informal, non-formal); participation in decision-making or in governance; participation in political processes, especially in periods of democratic transition; youth-led advocacy and communication to voice up youth’s aspirations; civic and political inclusion; freedom of expression; promotion of a democratic culture, including through schools; improving the interface between science, society and policy, etc.
 Adopted from 8th UNESCO Forum Reference Guide