Deadline: 1 June 2019
Are you a young leader working towards the SDGs? If you are working towards any of the Sustainable Development Goals, whether you are for-profit or non-profit, you can apply online for your chance to:
- Receive access to powerful training tools, including the Investment Readiness Program.
- Be featured in the 2019 edition of the Youth Solutions Report.
- Receive up to USD $5,000 in funding from the Global Youth Empowerment Fund.
Junior Chamber International (JCI) and the UN Sustainable Development Solutions Network Youth (SDSN Youth) are partnering to offer young people the recognition, tools, training and resources needed to scale their SDG-focused projects.
50 youth-led programs—25 for-profit and 25 non-profit—will receive access to powerful training tools, including the Investment Readiness Program (IRP), have their work featured in the 2019 edition of the Youth Solutions Report and be eligible to receive up to USD $5,000 in funding from the Global Youth Empowerment Fund. The joint-initiative was announced at the Global Festival of Action in Bonn, Germany.
The Global Youth Empowerment Fund, founded by JCI in partnership with the SDG Action Campaign, offers grants and training to youth-led projects that advance the SDGs. The Fund was launched in 2016 and has granted over US $65,000 to 17 youth-led projects in 15 countries over the past three years. This year, the 25 non-profit projects featured in the 2019 Youth Solutions Report will be considered for grants up to USD$5,000.
The Youth Solutions Report showcases transformative, youth-led initiatives addressing the multiple challenges of sustainable development. The report selects, highlights and celebrates groundbreaking solutions from non-profits and social business venture that contribute to SDG advancement. This year, 50 projects will be selected to be featured in the 2019 edition of the report, which will be launched in September during the United Nations General Assembly week in New York City.
The Investment Readiness Program is a 16-week acceleration program that provides young innovators with valuable insights from leading experts in the field, gives access to personalized 1-on-1 mentoring and connects with impact investors. Each week, participants join one live online webinar, complete a component of their investment proposition and receive personal feedback on their materials from an expert in the field. This year, the leadership team from all 50 selected projects will be invited to undergo this program, in an effort to train and support them in the scaling of their programs.
The 50 winning projects will be announced in September 2019 during United Nations General Assembly week in New York.
Young innovators around the world are invited to apply.
How to Apply
Applicants can apply online via given website.
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