1. In follow up to the basic documents identified above, the Executive Board of ICYF developed the below “Application and Selection Procedure” for selection of the Host City of the next OIC Youth Capital Programme:

a. Launch of the call: 14 February 2022

b. Initial deadline: 01 August 2022

c. Evaluation and shortlisting of 3 nominations: 20 September 2022

d. Selection of the OIC Youth Capital: Last quarter 2022

e. Signing of the Implementation Protocol between the Implementing Agency and Host

Agency: Last Quarter 2022

f. Announcement of the OIC Youth Capital 2023: Last quarter 2022

g. Launch of the Programme: 01 January 2023



  1. The ICYF Secretariat launches the call for applications in February 2022 and expects to receive the Application Form and Support letters from the Applicant countries no later than 01 August 2022.
  2. 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.
  3. Implementation Protocol will clarify all the details of programme as identified in the application form (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.
  4. 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;
  5. The OIC Youth Capital will be selected in accordance with the selection mechanism and criteria;
  6. Each OIC Youth Capital will present an interim and a follow-up report to ICYF Secretariat about the Progress made in this concern.
  7. 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 the COVID-19 pandemic at the date of execution of the initiatives within the framework of the 2023 OIC Youth Capital.
  8. The OIC Youth Capital period will start in January 2023 and end in December 2023.