The UN Sustainable Development Solutions Network Youth Initiative (SDSN Youth) is recruiting its 2022 cohort of Local Pathways Fellowship to recognize youth as a critical actor in attaining the Sustainable Development Goals and to build on the success of previous cohorts of the Local Pathways Fellows.
The Local Pathways Fellowship aims to provide a platform for young leaders, as well as a framework for action and connections to leading development experts and practitioners:
Provide them with a framework for engaging with local stakeholders; guide and enlighten their work on current and future projects; and assist them in developing insights into local sustainable development concerns.
Facilitate mutual learning and urban solution exchange;
Assist them in becoming local advocates for sustainable development by promoting and advocating for discussion and problem-solving.
The fellows will embark on a 10-month journey during which they will look for methods to “localize” the globally adopted goals and targets, share information and ideas, and work to involve local stakeholders in a debate about how to make the future better for their fellow citizens.
- Candidates must be between the ages of 18 and 30 at the time of application (exceptions may apply); Candidates must be based in the same city for the duration of the Fellowship (February to November 2022);
- Candidates must be able to communicate well in both English and the native language of the cities they represent.
- Candidates must show a strong dedication to the concept of sustainable development as well as a thorough comprehension of it.
- Candidates must be able to commit an average of 5-7 hours per week to the program.
- Candidates must be able to maintain a steady internet connection.
- A year of professional or academic experience in development practice, urban planning, community involvement and advocacy, or a related field;
- A major asset would be a demonstrated background in research, development practice, advocacy, or a related profession.
How to Apply for the Pathways Fellowship 2022
Applications for the 2022 Local Pathways Fellowship will be accepted until 11:59 p.m. on November 21, 2021. (Eastern Standard Time). By January 24, 2021, the selected fellows will be notified, and the Fellowship will commence on February 1, 2021.
To apply, please click here.
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