Applications are now open for the 2024 Ban Ki-moon Global Citizen Scholarship for Young Africans.
After several highly successful cycles of the Global Citizen Scholarship Program, the Ban Ki-moon Centre for Global Citizens (BKMC) is pleased to announce another opportunity for applications for the 7th round of our Global Citizen Scholarship. The objective is to empower young African global citizens who are enthusiastic about taking action for the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).
The GC Scholarship is a fully virtual scholarship program designed to empower young African change-makers to address one or more of the SDGs in their community. Participants propose and implement a localized SDG Micro-Project while also benefiting from a summer school, peer-to-peer mentoring, and various expert trainings and workshops on specific topics.
The program targets 17 young African change-makers, aged 20 to 35, from the following countries:
1. African youth of any race, gender, or sexual orientation.
2. Candidates must be citizens of one of the following nations:
3. Age range: 20 to 35 years old.
4. Applicants must have attained at least a Bachelor’s degree or higher.
5. Applicants must exhibit a strong commitment to Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and the principles of global citizenship.
6. Applicants must possess a minimum English proficiency level of B2 according to European Standards.
– Selected Scholars will have the opportunity to enhance their skillset on Agenda 2030 and the Sustainable Development Goals over a period of 8-9 months. They will also deepen their knowledge of entrepreneurship for sustainable development and expand their professional networks.
– Additional benefits include full coverage of costs for a one-week Summer School training with MCI Innsbruck, as well as coverage for other expert workshops. There will also be a peer-to-peer mentoring component and seed funding of $500 to support the implementation of an SDG Micro-Project. This funding will be distributed after the successful submission of a project proposal.
– Upon successful completion of their own SDG Micro-Project, Scholars will receive a Certificate of Achievement signed by both Co-chairs of the Ban Ki-moon Centre, H.E. Ban Ki-moon and H.E. Dr. Heinz Fischer.
During the nomination process, applicants will be required to provide personal details such as name, contact information, date of birth, address, citizenship, gender, education, language proficiency, and a brief profile description. They will also need to provide professional details including academic titles, organization name, and function. Additionally, applicants must include information about their SDG Micro-Project, including its title, the issues and SDGs it addresses, and its general process and implementation plan.
At the final stage of the nomination process, applicants will need to attach a motivational statement, a portrait picture (JPEG or PNG format), an introduction video of themselves (maximum 30 seconds, MP4 or MOV format), their CV, and a project outline of their SDG Micro-Project idea.
Application Deadline: February 25, 2024 at 5:55 PM
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