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Ban Ki-moon Global Citizen Scholarship Program For Young Africans.

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Ban Ki-moon Global Citizen Scholarship Program For Young Africans.

The Global Citizen Scholarship Program empowers exceptional young people by facilitating their participation in international conferences as well as tailor-made, short-term academic trainings and supporting and mentoring them during the development of their own “SDG Micro-Project.”

The scholarship includes the chance to attend renowned international fora, interact and network with high-level change-makers, access specialized educational seminars and trainings, and gain insights from expert mentors and workshops provided by the Centre.

In 2021, the Ban Ki-moon Centre for Global Citizens is granting 6 full scholarships to young African graduates and PhD candidates covering program costs and, if COVID-19 restrictions allow travel, accommodation, and a daily stipend for attendance at an in-person gathering.

Requirements

  • Open to all African youth regardless of race, ethnicity, gender identity, or sexual orientation
  • Age group 20-35
  • Applicants must have completed at least 1 year of a master’s program, be working towards a PhD, or be within 2 years of graduation from a master’s program or higher.
  • Applicants must demonstrate strong dedication to SDGs and the ideals of global citizenship.
  • Applicants must provide evidence that they may otherwise not have access to such an opportunity.
  • Applicants must provide proof of a minimum English level B2 (European Standards)
  • Further showcasing of scholars and selected projects.

SCHOLARSHIP COMPONENTS

  • Online summer school with the University of Bordeaux on “African Cities in 2030”  (May 31 – June 4, 2021).
  • Virtual expert workshops on the SDGs, project management, fundraising, and more.
  • Participation at the virtual RELX Inspiration Day June 2021.
  • One-on-one mentoring by professors at the University of Bordeaux and high-level partners of the Ban Ki-moon Centre during the implementation of an individual SDG Micro-Project.
  • Possible virtual or in-person participation at the “Africa-France Summit on Sustainable Cities and Regions” in Montpellier, France (July 8 – 11, 2021).
  • Certificate of Achievement after the successful completion of the SDG Micro-Project, signed by Ban Ki-Moon and Heinz Fischer.
  • Alumni Network membership for scholars who successfully complete the program.

How to Apply:

Documents: Send to scholars@bankimooncentre.org

CV
Scan of passport or other formal ID

Proof of academic titles and/or enrollment confirmation
Letter of motivation (max 500 words)
Why do you want to receive this scholarship?
Why do you want to attend the “Africa Cities in 2030” summer school with the University of Bordeaux?
What makes YOU a global citizen?
Why would you otherwise not have access to this opportunity?
SDG Micro-Project pitch (max 500 words)
Describe a project that you would like to implement for the SDGs in your community. It does not need to be a formal proposal; however, it should include a short description of a challenge you wish to address and a manageable project idea that you could implement with minimal financial resources. If you can already think of partners who you would like to work with (local NGOs, schools, companies, city councils etc.), please list these. Should you be chosen for the scholarship, you will be able to adjust and revise the idea as you go through the program.

For More Information:

Visit the Official Webpage of the Ban Ki-moon Global Citizen Scholarship Program 2021

 

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Their World Education Innovation Awards 2021

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Their World Education Innovation Awards 2021

Are you working hard to make a difference in the lives of vulnerable young people? Does your organisation have ambitions to take those ideas and projects to the next level?

Theirworld can help you to unlock your potential. The Education Innovation Awards 2021 will help interesting and exciting programmes prepare to scale up and reach even more marginalised children and youth. Open to non-profits, NGOs and charities, the Awards will help five winners to build their skills and capacities through masterclasses, one-to-one mentoring and £50,000 scale-ready grants.

Eligibility criteria

To apply for the Education Innovation Awards, your innovation must be:

  1. Registered as a nonprofit, NGO or charity
  2. At pilot stage with 200+ beneficiaries and 18+ months’ existence and some initial evidence of scaleup potential
  3. Working in, or planning to scale up to, one or more of the countries in which Theirworld is currently working: Greece, Kenya, Lebanon, Nigeria, Tanzania, Turkey, or Uganda.
  4. Focused on an issue that falls under one or more of Theirworld’s three pillars:
    1. The best start in life – includes a healthy birth, and quality and inclusive early childhood education.
    2. A safe place to learn – means looking out for vulnerable children and youth, especially children in emergencies and conflict.
    3. Skills for the future – ensures all young people are ready to become engaged citizens able to participate meaningfully in society and the future of work.
  5. Reaching marginalised learners, such as people in poverty and/or refugee or displaced populations.

If your innovation does not meet the eligibility criteria, please see the Frequently Asked Questions for more information on how you can stay in touch for future Awards.

Does it sound like your project would be a good fit? Applications are open now until 23:59 BST on 11 June 2021.  

How to apply

The process is super simple: 

  • Check your eligibility – 3 minutes.
  • Complete the application form, budget, and short video – 30-45 minutes.

For More Information:

Visit the Official Webpage of the Their World Education Innovation Awards 2021

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