1. 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:
    1. Launch of the call: 28 February 2021
    2. Initial deadline: 29 July 2021
    3. Evaluation and short listing of 3 nominations: 20 September 2021
    4. Selection of the OIC Youth Capital: Last Quarter 2021
    5. Signing of the Implementation Protocol between the Implementing Agency and Host Agency: Last Quarter 2021
    6. Announcement of the OIC Youth Capital 2022: Last Quarter 2021
    7. Launch of the Programme: 01 January 2022


  1. The ICYF Secretariat launches the call for application on the second week of February 2020 and expects to receive the Application Form and Support letters by the Applicant countries no later than until the 29 May 2020.
  2. The ICYF Secretariat will study and research the Applications so as to short list nominations to 3 candidate cities. The Secretariat will present 3 recommendations to the Selection Committee.
  3. Implementation Protocol will clarify all the details of the programme as identified in the application Forum (attached) and 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 in 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 interim and a follow-up report to ICYF Secretariat about the Progress made in this concern.
  7. The OIC Youth Capital period will start in January 2021 and end in December 2021.