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CALL FOR APPLICATIONS: YOUTH-LED INNOVATION FOR THE SDGS

Are you a young leader working towards the SDGs? Apply for the JCI/SDSN Programme 2019 for Young Leaders and Innovators for the SDGs. JCI and SDSN Youth launch this joint program to empower the next generation of Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) innovators.

Junior Chamber International (JCI) and the UN Sustainable Development Solutions Network Youth (SDSN Youth) are collaborating to offer young leaders the global recognition, tools, training, and resources needed to scale their SDG-focused projects. The 50 selected solutions will be officially announced in September 2019 during the United Nations General Assembly week in New York City.

Benefits:
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

Eligibility:
Open to 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. Deadline: June 1, 2019
Visit the link HERE to apply 




2019 PAN AFRICAN YOUTH FESTIVAL

The Pan African Youth Festival is an African Youth forum  that brings together African youth from across the continent, civil society actors, duty bearers, key strategic stake holders, the academia, youth leaders and the general public to awaken their conscious and catalyze their active engagement in the African integration processes across the entire spectrum.

The Pan African youth festival is Africa´s most inspiring youth event that celebrates, empowers, and connects the African youth innovators, conveners and breakthrough actors driving Action for the Agenda 2063/ Sustainable Development Goals and transforming lives.

The Pan-African Youth Festival is anchored on Arts, Culture, technology and conversations that offer young Africans an opportunity to engage on multiple platforms and critical issues. Participants engage in a wide range of robust activities ranging from self-organized coverings, solidarity marches, music, cultural expressions sports, road shows and community outreach.

Location:
Kampala-Uganda

Benefits
The Pan African Youth festival provides a viable forum for public engagement in the policy debate. Policy dialogue will be deepened, gaps defined and popular input made to inform key policy recommendations.

Strategic Alliances strengthened; The Pan African Youth Festival will facilitate building of purposeful cross-border alliances and solidarities for the young African community participatory transformative change and advocacy.

Capacities enhanced; The Pan African Youth Festival will provide opportunity for cross-border skills and knowledge sharing and transfer amongst young Africans.

Advocacy The Pan African Youth Festival is committed to enhancing the youth capacities and effectiveness of social movements in driving Africa’s productive potentials towards a positive transformative continent. Effective advocacy campaigns are and have been proven to be a key tool for social movements. The Pan African Youth Festival is therefore dedicated to strengthening the advocacy capabilities of the youth participants.

Fast-tracking of African Youth Charter implementation by different youth stakeholders on the continent.

Widen strategic youth frontiers; The Festival also seeks to expand the influence of young social movements and to promote innovations for greater effectiveness. The Pan African Youth Festival will provide an opportunity for extending these initiatives.

Civic Awareness, Competence and Engagement enhanced; The ultimate objective is direct and substantive civic participation. Enhanced civic awareness and competence are a pre-requisite. The Pan African Youth Festival is a critical contribution to this end.
Increase your knowledge, contacts and skills sets to boost your career
Create a lasting legacy of Pan African Youth Festival 2018
Eligibilities
Young professionals and students from different corners of the Africa between the ages of 18 to 35
Eligible Regions: African Countries

Application Process
Apply online through the given link.
Your Form will be selected/evaluated by committee
Complete administration
Application Deadline: Ongoing
For more information and application CLICK HERE

UN CAREERS

The UN Young Professionals Programme (YPP) is a recruitment initiative for talented, highly qualified professionals to start a career as an international civil servant with the United Nations Secretariat. It consists of an entrance examination and professional development programs once successful candidates start their career with the UN.
The YPP examination is held once a year and is open to nationals of countries participating in the annual recruitment exercise. The list of participating countries is published annually and varies from year to year.

Basic application criteria:
You must have the nationality of a participating country.
You must hold at least a first-level university degree relevant for the exam subject you are applying for.
You must be 32 or younger in the year of the examination.
You must be fluent in either English or French.
Participating Countries

Each year, countries that are un- or under-represented in the United Nations, are invited to take part in the Young Professionals Programme. Afghanistan, Andorra, Angola, Antigua and Barbuda, Bahrain, Belarus, Belize, Brazil, Brunei Darussalam, Cabo Verde, Cambodia, Central African Republic, China, Comoros, Cyprus, Democratic People’s Republic of Korea, Dominica, Equatorial Guinea, Gabon, Grenada, Guinea-Bissau, Indonesia, Iran (Islamic Republic of), Japan, Kiribati, Kuwait, Lao People’s Democratic Republic, Lesotho, Liberia, Libya, Liechtenstein, Luxembourg, Marshall Islands, Micronesia (Federated States of), Monaco, Montenegro, Mozambique, Nauru, Norway, Oman, Palau, Papua New Guinea, Qatar, Republic of Korea, Saint Lucia, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, Sao Tome and Principe, Saudi Arabia, Solomon Islands, South Sudan, Suriname, Syrian Arab Republic, Thailand, Timor-Leste, Turkmenistan, Tuvalu, United Arab Emirates, United States of America, Vanuatu, Venezuela (Bolivarian Republic of)

Application Process:
Step 1: Confirm your eligibility
Carefully review basic application criteria on the YPP Home page.

Step 2: Review the job opening
Read the job opening for the exam subject you are interested in and make sure you fulfil the requirements. The list of job openings can be found on the YPP Home page.

Step 3: Prepare an application
Apply to the selected job opening through Inspira.

Application Deadline: August 9 2019
Visit the Official webpage for application and further details CLICK HERE

UNITED BANK FOR AFRICA PLC (UBA) BANKING GRADUATE TRAINEE PROGRAMME FOR YOUNG NIGERIANS 2019

As a brand with Africa as the center of its business operations, UBA strongly believes in Africa and its people with an emphasis on being global.

Here at UBA, each person’s contribution is valued and is important to the overall vision of the company. Your career growth is of utmost importance to us, that is why you deserve more than a job. You deserve a tribe. Working in UBA admits you into our tribe. You will do the work that you love, one that matters to you and will be involved in cross-functional projects across all our geographies.
You become a part of the culture built and nurtured on values, resilience and dedication, a culture that make us a role model for African businesses.

ELIGIBILITY:
DIPLOMA HOLDER
27 or below
Customer oriented
Young minds who are dynamic and passionate about learning from field experts
DEADLINE: July 31 2019
To apply VISIT


GREENPRENEURS 2019

Applications are now open for the Greenpreneurs clean energy challenge.  Interested applicants from any of the member countries for Global Green Growth Institute can apply

Green Entrepreneurship Accelerator Program
Virtual Participation: June 3 to Aug. 25, 2019

Qualifications: A small team of young entrepreneurs aged 17 - 35 focused in one of GGGI's member countries.
If you have a great idea to generate green growth in your community, the Global Green Growth Institute, Student Energy and Youth Climate Lab invite you to apply to participate in Greenpreneurs.

Form a small team and submit your idea for a solution that positively impacts the future of sustainable energy; water and sanitation; sustainable landscapes (forestry and agriculture); or green city development. Preference will be given to teams focused on GGGI's member countries.

Fifteen selected teams will take part in a free twelve-week virtual accelerator course with weekly learning modules that include webinars and tasks as well as coaching from mentors and subject matter experts that will support you to build your idea into a validated business plan.

The program will culminate in a business competition, for some teams winning a trip to Seoul, South Korea to visit the GGGI Head Office, small-scale project funding and conference bursaries to the International Student Energy Conference in 2021.

Proposed Timeline:
April 15 - May 14 Accepting applications
May 28 Selected teams announced
June 3 - 7 Program orientation
June 10 - Aug 11 Weekly modules
Aug 12 - Aug 25 Business competition
Sept 9 Winning teams announced

Deadline May 14 2019
CLICK HERE to apply


NNPC / Addax Tertiary Scholarship Scheme For Nigerians 2018/2019
The Addax Petroleum Development (Nigerian) Limited (APDNL) Joint Venture in pursuance of its Corporate Social Responsibility invites suitably qualified applicants for its 2018/2019 Session Tertiary Scholarship Scheme.

Eligibility Criteria
To qualify for consideration, applicants MUST be:
·         Registered Full TIME undergraduates in Nigerian Tertiary Institutions
·         Certified 100 level students at the time of application (Only students admitted in 2018/2019 academic session)
·         For OND students, the award will be for 2 years only

NOTE: The following categories of students should not apply:
·         200 level students and above
·         HND students
·         Current beneficiaries of similar Awards from other Companies and Agencies
Only Indigenes of APDNL Host Communities in Rivers, Akwa Ibom and Imo States SHOULD apply for the Host Communities Merit Award.

Method of Application:
1. Before you start this application, ensure you have clearly scanned copies of the following documents

·         Passport photograph with white background not more than 3 months old (450px by 450px not more than 200kb)
·         School ID Card
·         O’level Certificate
·         Admission Letter
·         Birth Certificate
·         Proof of Local Government Area of Origin
·         Letter from Community Leader (Only Applicants for Host Communities Merit Award)
·         JAMB Result

2. Ensure the documents are named according to what they represent to avoid mixing up documents during upload
3. Ensure you attach the appropriate documents when asked to upload
4. Ensure to provide valid Email and Phone Contact for effective communication

Note:
Multiple applications attract a disqualification penalty from the Scholarship Board
Obtaining NIN is not compulsory in order to complete your application
The application deadline is strictly 26th May 2019. Students are encouraged to submit their applications well in advance of the deadline.

For Application Details click HERE



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