Applications Open for Second Mediterranean Water Heroes Contest!

Deadline: 15 January 2018

Swedish Institute Alexandria in collaboration with the Center for Mediterranean Integration of the World Bank are inviting applicants to apply for the Second Mediterranean Water Heroes Contest on “Water and Nature-Based Solutions” (NbS).

Prize Information

By applying, applicants automatically have the chance of being selected by the jury to participate in the CMI 2018 World Water Day workshop in Alexandria, Egypt (March 2018) with covered travel and accommodation. Among the contest applicants invited to attend the workshop, the jury will further select three contest winners who will receive the following prizes:

  • Short internship opportunity with one of CMI’s core partners (to be defined in collaboration with the partner and the winner)
  • Full coverage to the CMI 2018 World Water Day youth workshop
  • Key speaking role during the youth workshop
  • Showcasing of your work on the Center for Mediterranean Integration and partners’ websites

Eligible Ideas

Application should be related to one of the following themes:

  • NbS for regional water security and resilience: how does your work contribute to regional water security and increase resilience to natural and human-made shocks?
  • NbS for water and climate change: how does your NbS work provide adequate climate change adaptation and mitigation measures?
  • NbS and the water-food-energy Nexus: how does your work support water-related NbS that contribute to more sustainable water, food and energy production, consumption and disposal cycles in the Mediterranean?
  • Youth activism and advocacy for water and NbS: how are you supporting the dissemination of water-related NbS and advocating for them in the Mediterranean?

Eligibility Criteria

  • Young people aged 18-35.
  • Researchers, entrepreneurs and activists working on water challenges in the Mediterranean.
  • Regardless of their place of residence, applicants must be nationals from the following Mediterranean countries: Albania, Algeria, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Croatia, Cyprus, Egypt, France, Greece, Italy, Jordan, Lebanon, Libya, Malta, Morocco, Montenegro, Palestinian Territories, Portugal, Slovenia, Spain, Syria, Tunisia and Turkey.
  • Applicants may be working for public institutions, research institutes, start-ups and companies, NGOs, or as freelancers.
  • Both individual and team applications are welcome. Team applications must be indicated in the application form. The team composition must be clearly stated in the application and may not be modified once it has been submitted, If your team is selected, you may choose one person to represent you at the event.

Selection Criteria

Submissions will be assessed by the contest jury based on the following criteria:

  • Regional relevance and scalability to other Mediterranean contexts
  • Youth and community involvement
  • Environmental, Social and Economic Impact
  • Innovative value
  • Prior involvement in Mediterranean youth and water networks
  • Overall quality of the application

How to Apply

Applicants can apply online via given website.

For more information, please visit Water Heroes Contest.

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