Ban Ki-moon Center Global Citizen Scholarship Program 2022 for young Africans

Deadline: April 3, 2022, 11:00 p.m. CET

Ban Ki-moon Center Global Citizen Scholarship Program 2022 for young Africans

The Global Citizen Fellowship Program empowers young leaders who are active global citizens who are committed to the SDGs and who otherwise may 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 forums, network with high-level changemakers, attend expert skills trainings and workshops, benefit from individual mentoring and benefit from peer-to-peer exchanges.

In 2022, the Ban Ki-moon Center will select 15 young African leaders who are citizens of the world for the program who are passionate about taking action for the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), especially for SDG 11 (Sustainable Cities and Communities). Learn more about past scholarship cohorts here.

The scholarship holders will participate in the summer school of the University of Bordeaux on “Sustainable African Cities” and additional training in special skills with MCI the Entrepreneurial University.

Selected fellows will also be responsible for proposing and implementing their own SDG micro-project in their community during the fellowship period (May – December 2022). SDG micro-projects are localized projects addressing one or more of the SDGs in a given community and context. Scholarship recipients will receive a 500€ seed grant to support their project and will receive project management training and guidance throughout the project proposal and implementation process.

Ban Ki-moon Center Global Citizen Scholarship Program 2022 Eligibility Requirements

  • Young Africans from any of the 5 African countries with booming cities experiencing rapid urbanization: Ivory Coast, Ethiopia, Ghana, Kenya and Morocco.
  • Age group 20-35 Applicants must be graduate or doctoral/post-doctoral students OR be recent graduates of a master’s or higher degree.
  • Applicants should demonstrate a strong dedication to the SDGs (especially SDG 11) and the ideals of global citizenship.
  • Applicants must provide evidence that they might otherwise not have access to such an opportunity.
  • Candidates must provide proof of a minimum English level B2 (European standards)

Program components

  • Full support for training costs for the summer school with the University of Bordeaux and support for qualifying training with MCI as well as other expert workshops.
  • A start-up grant of €500 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 the co-presidents of the Ban Ki-moon Center.
  • Alumni network membership for scholars who successfully complete the program and obtain their certificate.
  • Additional platform of selected scholars and projects on RELX’s SDG Resource Center, BKMC website, social media and international forums.

Application Procedure For The Ban Ki-moon Center Global Citizen Scholarship Program 2022:

Please submit the following documents to [email protected] by 3 April 2022, 23:00 CET.

  • Current CV, including date of birth and nationality
  • Scan of passport or other official ID
  • Proof of academic titles and/or confirmation of registration
  • Motivation letter (max 500 words)
    • Why do you want to receive this scholarship?
    • Why do you want to attend the “Sustainable African Cities” summer school with the University of Bordeaux?
    • What makes YOU a citizen of the world?
    • If not, why wouldn’t you have access to this opportunity?
  • Presentation of the SDG micro-project (max 500 words)
    • Describe a project you would like to implement for the SDGs in your community, specifically SDG 11 (Sustainable Cities and Communities). It doesn’t have to be a formal proposal; however, it should include a brief description of a challenge you want to tackle and a manageable project idea you could implement with available financial resources (500 euros seed funding) and any other funding you may be in able to collect. If you can already think of partners you would like to work with (local NGOs, schools, companies, town halls, etc.), please list them. If you are chosen for the scholarship, you will be able to adjust and revise the idea as the program progresses.

For more information: Visit the Official Webpage of the Ban Ki-moon Global Citizen Scholarship Program 2022

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