The Joke Waller-Hunter Initiative is inviting applications for young civil society leaders in developing countries.
JWHI supports the next generation of environmental leaders by driving change in the environmental sector through tailored small grants. They unlock environmental potential for education, training, and organizational capacity building.
Who they are?
- In order to promote lasting change towards a more sustainable world the environmental movement is in constant need of inspirational and skilful leadership.
- Young people working for environmental CSOs, especially in developing countries, often have few opportunities to develop leadership skills due to a lack of resources for schooling, training or practical learning.
- The Joke Waller-Hunter (JWH) Initiative creates opportunities for young people in the environmental sector in developing countries to unfold their full potential. By providing small grants to individuals to expand their knowledge, experience and training, the Initiative aims to strengthen environmental Civil Society Organisations capacity and efficiency. The mission of the JWH Initiative is thus to provide an accessible and tailored small grant for education and training of individuals who are nominated by their organisation as potential future leaders.
- The Joke Waller Hunter initiative is an initiative created and powered by Both ENDS.
- 2.500 Euro
- 5.000 Euro
- 7.000 Euro
- They focus on young people who work or are affiliated with environmental CSOs in developing countries and emerging economies who have shown potential for and interest in further developing their leadership. Candidates can come from anywhere except from ‘advanced economies’. They acknowledge the definition of ‘young’ is context-specific and therefore not set in stone. However, preference will be given to young people under 35 of age.
- Great candidates are:
- showing potential and ambition towards becoming a leader in her/his/their field of work.
- working with or linked to local communities, community based organisations or civil society organizations.
- fully embracing the idea of sustainable development, gender equality and climate justice.
- having a strong background in and commitment to working on environmental and sustainable development issues.
- showing potential and ambition to be innovative and creative.
- The grant can be applied for a wide range of activities, depending on the individuals’ need and interest. Most grantees request funding for advancing either their knowledge, and skills through courses, training or expanding their experience through internships, exposure and exchange travels, participation in conferences, high level meetings etc. It is crucial the activities requested are exclusively for personal development and should not be part of a larger organisational project.
- Individuals from these countries cannot participate:
- Australia, Austria, Belgium, Canada, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hong Kong, Iceland, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Japan, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Portugal, San Marino, Singapore, Slovakia, Slovenia, South Korea, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Taiwan, United Kingdom, United States.
For more information, visit Joke Waller-Hunter Initiative.