Young Water Fellowship announced

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Applications are open for the Young Water Fellowship Program to empower young leaders from low and middle income countries to implement projects to tackle water, sanitation & hygiene (WASH), water pollution and water scarcity issues, by offering them an intensive training program, seed funding grants for their projects, and mentoring support by senior level experts during one year.

The Young Water Fellowship Program is the flagship program of the Young Water Solutions, and it aims to empower young leaders from low and middle income countries to implement projects to tackle water, sanitation & hygiene (WASH), water pollution and water scarcity issues, by offering them an intensive training program, seed funding grants for their projects, and mentoring support by senior level experts during one year.

Each year, this program brings about 10 young community leaders capable of successfully designing and implementing sustainable and inclusive water initiatives that significantly improve living conditions in their communities, while contributing to the achievement of SDG #6 (water and sanitation for all).

Eligibility Criteria

  • Be 18 to 30 years old at the time of the application
  • Be the founder or co-founder of an initiative that contributes to the solution of a well-defined water problem in applicant’s country. The initiative should be in its initial stages and have the ability to be turned into a social enterprise (i.e have a long-term sustainability component or business model).
  • Be a resident from low and middle income countries (mentioned below).
  • Have a valid passport and be available to attend a workshop in Europefrom August 3rd to September 7th 2019 (note that these dates might be subject to change),
  • All training costs are covered by the organization(flights, transportation in Europe, accommodation, meals), but participants must cover their visa expenses and transport costs to the closest international airport in their country of residency.
  • Be able to communicate in English (intermediate level at least).

Deadline to apply for the program is March 24th, 2019 and to apply, please click on

http://youngwatersolutions.org/#ywf

Story courtesy: Young water solutions and Funds for NGOs

 

 

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