Applications are currently ongoing for the Ban Ki-moon Global Citizen Scholarships for Africans 2022.
The Global Citizen Scholarship Program empowers young, active global citizen-leaders who are engaging in the SDGs and may otherwise not have access to valuable educational opportunities, networking experiences, and peer-to-peer exchange. The Scholarship includes the opportunity to attend specialized academic training, join international fora, network with high-level changemakers, attend expert skills training and workshops, benefit from one-on-one mentoring, and profit from the peer-to-peer exchange.
This year, the Ban Ki-moon Centre will select 15 young African global citizen leaders for the program who are passionate about taking action for the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), in particular for SDG 11 (Sustainable Cities and Communities).
- Full cost coverage for summer school training with the University of Bordeaux and coverage of skills trainings with MCI as well as other expert workshops.
- A 500€ seed grant to support the implementation of an SDG Micro-Project to be distributed after the successful submission of a project proposal.
- Certificate of Achievement awarded after the successful completion of the SDG Micro-Project signed by Co-chairs of the Ban Ki-moon Centre.
- Alumni Network membership for scholars who successfully complete the program and earn their certificate.
- Further platforming of scholars and selected projects on RELX’s SDG Resource Centre, the BKMC website, social media, and international forums.
The following criteria are required for Ban Ki-moon Global Citizen Scholarships for Africans 2022
- African youth from one of 5 African countries with rising cities experiencing rapid urbanization: Cote d’Ivoire, Ethiopia, Ghana, Kenya, and Morocco.
- Applicants must demonstrate strong dedication to the SDGs (particularly SDG 11) and the ideals of global citizenship.
- Applicants must be graduate or doctoral/post-doctoral students OR be recent graduates of a master’s level degree or higher.
- Age group 20-35
- 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)
To apply for the Ban Ki-moon Global Citizen Scholarships for Africans, applicants must submit the following materials to firstname.lastname@example.org
- Current CV, including date of birth and nationality
- Scan of passport or other formal ID
- Proof of academic titles and/or enrollment confirmation
- Letter of motivation (max 500 words)
- SDG Micro-Project pitch (max 500 words); Describing a project they would like to implement for the SDGs in their community, particularly SDG 11 (Sustainable Cities and Communities).
Deadline: April 03, 2022.
For more information, visit the official site.