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UN Sustainable Development Solutions Network Youth (SDSN Youth) 2020: Call for Applications

Ana Isabel Paraguay
Posted July 5, 2020 from Brazil
Expired on July 14, 2020
UN Sustainable Development Solutions Network Youth (SDSN Youth) logo
UN Sustainable Development Solutions Network Youth (SDSN Youth) logo

The SDSN Youth has launched the call for submissions for the Youth Solutions Report 2020, which offers young innovators the recognition, training, and resources needed to scale their projects that are advancing the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

For the fourth year in a row, the Youth Solutions Report identifies, showcases, and celebrates transformative, youth-led projects that are contributing to achieving the SDGs.

Since the first Report was launched in 2017, there have been over 4,300 submissions from 174 countries. This reflects a growing interest in supporting and scaling innovative solutions to address problems such as poverty, inequality, clean and affordable energy, access to healthcare and education, public engagement, and waste management.

Furthermore, the leadership team of these 50 projects will be invited to undergo training and capacity-building opportunities, among which SDSN Youth’s flagship Investment Readiness Program, in an effort to support them in the scaling of their solutions. During this 16-week acceleration program, the innovators will be provided with valuable insights from leading experts in the field, given personalized 1-on-1 mentoring, and connected with impact investors.

Eligibility Criteria - Young leader (age 18-30) 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:
a) Receive access to powerful training tools, including the Investment Readiness Program;
b) Be featured in the 2020 edition of the Youth Solutions Report.

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The UN Sustainable Development Solutions Network Youth (SDSN Youth) presents young leaders the global recognition, tools, training, and resources needed to scale their SDG-focused projects.

For the fourth year in a row, the Youth Solutions Report identifies, showcases, and celebrates transformative, youth-led projects that are contributing to achieving the SDGs.

This year, 50 youth-led projects — 25 for-profits and 25 non-profits — will again be selected to have their work featured in the 2020 edition of the Youth Solutions Report, which will be launched in the Fall.

Any young innovator who meets the eligibility criteria and is interested in this opportunity can submit a project by July 15, 2020, 23:59 (PT).

For more information, please visit https://www.unsdsn.org/applications-open-for-youth-solutions-report-2020

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Ana Isabel Paraguay
Jul 05
Jul 05

Friendly reminders:
1. Study similar calls (open and closed ones) that interest you to discover what they have in common and how you can think ahead/plan to apply = increase your chances of success!
2. Prepare/update paperwork (certificates and attests usually required from an organization like yours);
3. Write (baby steps...!) and discuss a project draft - to validate the priorities within your group and to train your grant writing skills;
4. Do not wait to find a call and then start writing your proposal/project. Start now!!!
5. Visit the World Pulse website >>> My Pulse >>> Resources and then use its filters (right upper corner) to find what may really suit you;
6; Share the opportunities that may not apply to you but can interest others;
7. Spread the word about your failures and achievements in grant requests. Yes, tell these stories too... They will enlighten and inspire your network

Jill Langhus
Jul 06
Jul 06

Thanks, Ana.