D. APPLICATION AND SELECTION PROCEDURE:
- In follow up to the basic documents identified above, the Board of ICYF developed the below “Application and Selection Procedure” for selection of the Host City of the next OIC Youth Capital Programme:
- Launch of the call: 30 January 2023
- Initial deadline: 01 June 2023
- Evaluation and shortlisting of 3 nominations: 1 August 2023
- Selection of the OIC Youth Capital: Last quarter 2023
- Signing of the Implementation Protocol between the Implementing Agency and Host Agency: Last Quarter 2023
- Announcement of the OIC Youth Capital 2023: Last quarter 2023
- Launch of the Programme: 01 January 2024
- The ICYF Secretariat launches the call for applications in January 2023 and expects to receive the Application Form and Support letters from the Applicant countries no later than 01 June 2023.
- The ICYF Secretariat will study and research the Applications so as to shortlist nominations to 3 candidate cities. The Secretariat will present 3 recommendations to the Selection Committee.
- Implementation Protocol will clarify all the details of programme as identified in the application Forum (attached) and the responsibilities of the Implementing Agency and Host agency in this regard. In case of failure to sign the implementation protocol by the Host Agency, the OIC Youth Capital status will be given to the second applicant on the list.
- Instrument of assessment (Criteria) of the selection process will be officially distributed to all OIC Member States to ensure the objectivity and transparency of the evaluation exercise;
- The OIC Youth Capital will be selected in accordance with the selection mechanism and criteria;
- Each OIC Youth Capital will present an interim and a follow-up report to ICYF Secretariat about the Progress made in this concern.
- The Host Country should be in the full state of readiness to implement the activities in offline and/or online format by considering the imponderable course of COVID-19 pandemic at the date of execution of the initiatives within the framework of 2024 OIC Youth Capital.
- The OIC Youth Capital period will start in January 2024 and end in December 2024.