Apply for King Hamad Youth Empowerment Award 2017!

Deadline: 10 October 2017

Applications are open for the King Hamad Youth Empowerment Award 2017 with an aim to empower young people and give them the attention, encouragement and motivation needed.

It will encourage all eligible participants to improve the enabling environment and infrastructure for youth to allow them to be effective and productive citizens contributing to their communities.

Objectives

  • Stimulate Different Sectors to Empowering Young People
  • Encourage Various Sectors to Work on a Better Future for the Youth
  • Draw the Attention of the World to the Unique Youth Experiments and Make Them Accessible for the World to Use

Award Categories & Criteria

  • Goverment Sector: The awardee will receive a certificate of recognition and a trophy for demonstrating strong performance against the following criteria:
    • Inclusion of youth in leadership and decision-making
    • Proven contributions to youth empowerment and the Sustainable Development Goals
    • Quality of programs and services provided to youth
    • Diversity of programs and services provided to youth
    • Use of innovation and creativity to reach youth
    • Strength of evidence for program impact
    • Number of youth reached annually
    • Reputation and recognition in the field of youth empowerment
    • Number of national and international awards received
    • Organizational health and sustainability
    • Must be a formal ministry or authority that reports to the government
  • Non-profit and International Organizations: The awardee will receive a $25,000 grant, a certificate of recognition and a trophy for demonstrating strong performance against the following criteria:
    • Inclusion of youth in leadership and decision-making
    • Proven contributions to youth empowerment and the Sustainable Development Goals
    • Quality of programs and services provided to youth
    • Diversity of programs and services provided to youth
    • Use of innovation and creativity to reach youth
    • Strength of evidence for program impact
    • Number of youth reached annually
    • Reputation and recognition in the field of youth empowerment
    • Number of national and international awards received
    • Organizational health and sustainability
    • Must be a certified non-profit organization
  • Private Sector: The awardee will receive a certificate of recognition and a trophy for demonstrating strong performance against the following criteria:
    • Financial commitment to social impact and youth empowerment
    • Inclusion of youth in leadership and decision-making
    • Support and empowerment of youth employees
    • Proven contributions to the Sustainable Development Goals
    • Quality of programs and services provided to youth
    • Diversity of programs and services provided to youth
    • Use of innovation and creativity to reach youth
    • Strength of evidence for program impact
    • Number of youth reached annually
    • Reputation and recognition in the field of youth empowerment
    • Number of national and international awards received
    • Must be a certified for-profit company
  • Individual: The awardee will receive a $25,000 grant, a certificate of recognition and a trophy for demonstrating strong performance against the following criteria:
    • Proven contribution to the Sustainable Development Goals through academic, professional, and/or voluntary accomplishments
    • Examples of innovation, creativity and thought leadership
    • Strong reputation among peers, colleagues and mentors
    • Number of national and international awards received
    • Number of youth societies and associations the individual is a part of
    • Voluntary work completed to benefit his or her community
    • Must be age 15 to 30

How to Apply

Interested applicants must apply online via given website.

Eligible Countries: Afghanistan, Albania, Algeria, Andorra, Angola, Antigua and Barbuda, Argentina, Armenia, Australia, Austria, Azerbaijan, Bahamas, Bahrain, Bangladesh, Barbados, Belarus, Belgium, Belize, Benin, Bhutan, Bolivia (Plurinational State of), Bosnia and Herzegovina, Botswana, Brazil, Brunei Darussalam, Bulgaria, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Cabo Verde, Cambodia, Cameroon, Canada, Central African Republic, Chad, Chile, China, Colombia, Comoros, Congo, Costa Rica, Côte D’Ivoire, Croatia, Cuba, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Democratic People’s Republic of Korea, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Denmark, Djibouti, Dominica, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, Egypt, El Salvador, Equatorial Guinea, Eritrea, Estonia, Ethiopia, Fiji, Finland, France, Gabon, Gambia (Republic of The), Georgia, Germany, Ghana, Greece, Grenada, Guatemala, Guinea, Guinea Bissau, Guyana, Haiti, Honduras, Hungary, Iceland, India, Indonesia, Iran (Islamic Republic of), Iraq, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Jamaica, Japan, Jordan, Kazakhstan, Kenya, Kiribati, Kuwait, Kyrgyzstan, Lao People’s Democratic Republic, Latvia, Lebanon, Lesotho, Liberia, Libya, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Madagascar, Malawi, Malaysia, Maldives, Mali, Malta, Marshall Islands, Mauritania, Mauritius, Mexico, Micronesia (Federated States of), Monaco, Mongolia, Montenegro, Morocco, Mozambique, Myanmar, Namibia, Nauru, Nepal, Netherlands, New Zealand, Nicaragua, Niger, Nigeria, Norway, Oman, Pakistan, Palau, Panama, Papua New Guinea, Paraguay, Peru, Philippines, Poland, Portugal, Qatar, Republic of Korea, Republic of Moldova, Romania, Russian Federation, Rwanda, Saint Kitts and Nevis, Saint Lucia, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, Samoa, San Marino, Sao Tome and Principe, Saudi Arabia, Senegal, Serbia, Seychelles, Sierra Leone, Singapore, Slovakia, Slovenia, Solomon Islands, Somalia, South Africa, South Sudan, Spain, Sri Lanka, Sudan, Suriname, Swaziland, Sweden, Switzerland, Syrian Arab Republic, Tajikistan, Thailand, The former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, Timor-Leste, Togo, Tonga Trinidad and Tobago, Tunisia, Turkey, Turkmenistan, Tuvalu, Uganda, Ukraine, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, United Republic of Tanzania, United States of America, Uruguay Uzbekistan, Vanuatu, Venezuela, Bolivarian Republic, Viet Nam, Yemen, Zambia, Zimbabwe.

For more information, please visit Youth Empowerment Award.

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