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Apply for the 2020 Local Pathways Fellowship for Young Urban Leaders

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Young urban leaders can now apply for the 2020 cohort of the Local Pathways Fellowship Program. The launch of call for applications was announced by the UN Sustainable Development Solutions Network – Youth Initiative (SDSN Youth).

The Local Pathways Fellowship is one of the world’s leading training and research programs on SDG11 for young urban leaders. It offers the knowledge, resources, and platform needed to empower young urban innovators to take local actions for the implementation of the UN 2030 Agenda in their localities by: 

  • Guiding and informing their advocacy and outreach work;

  • Providing them with a framework for engagement with local stakeholders;  

  • Facilitating mutual learning and exchange of urban solutions; and

  • Supporting their efforts to promote local understanding, dialogue and problem-solving for sustainable development.

Calling on Young Urban Leaders

Each year, the Local Pathways Fellowship brings together a network of more than sixty young thought leaders, urban planners, sustainability practitioners, researchers, and innovators. Selected from more than fifty cities across the world, these individuals work to advance local dialogue, collaboration, and problem solving around Sustainable Development Goal 11: Sustainable Cities and Communities (SDG 11). The aim of their work is to make cities and urban settlements “smart, fair and sustainable”.

The Local Pathways 2020 cohort is expanding to a hundred cities and has redesigned its curriculum to help fellows develop skills that will be in high demand in 2020. 

Application Process

Local Pathways Fellowship welcomes young applicants across the globe, passionate about sustainable urban development. Requirements for the applicants:

  • Be between 18 and 30 years old (exceptions may apply);

  • Be based in the same city throughout the Fellowship (January to November 2020);

  • Demonstrated commitment to working toward urban sustainable development;

  • A minimum of one year of professional or academic experience in development practice, urban planning, community engagement, and advocacy, or similar.

The 2020 Local Pathways Fellowship application period opens on November 1, 2019, and runs until December 15th, 2019. The selected fellows will be notified on January 25th, 2020.

Applications and additional information are available at www.localpathways.org.

 

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Become a UN Volunteer

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Are you ready to become an international UN Volunteer?

You can contribute your time, skills and knowledge through volunteering with the UN. This is an opportunity to create a positive impact and be a significant force for achieving peace and development. Make a difference to the lives of many!

Requirements
  • The minimum requirements to serve as an international UN Volunteer are: 25 years old and older (no upper age limit); university degree or higher technical diploma;
  • At least two years of relevant work experience in a professional background; good working knowledge of English, Spanish or French;
  • Commitment to the values and principles of volunteerism; ability to work in a multicultural environment; willingness to work with people and local organizations;
  • Ability to adjust in difficult living conditions and sometimes remote locations; strong interpersonal and organizational skills
Conditions of Service
  • International UN Volunteer assignments generally run for six to 12 months, with the possibility of extending for one to two years.
  • Short-term assignments are also requested by our partners from time to time. International UN Volunteers are entitled to certain allowances.
  • Allowances are in no way to be understood as a compensation, reward or salary in exchange for the volunteer work.
  • The purpose of allowances for volunteers is to enable them to sustain a secure standard of living in their duty stations
Profiles in Demand

Profiles in high demand include development and project management (community development, environment, programme and project development, project management, monitoring and evaluation); Legal affairs (human rights, protection, resettlement, reintegration, repatriation, refugee status determination, child protection); Political science (civil affairs, political affairs); public information (reporting and external relations); engineering (civil engineering, mechanical engineering, electrical engineering), health (general medicine, public health).

 The first step to volunteer abroad with the UN is to determine whether you meet the minimum requirements (see below). If this is the case, register your profile in our Global Talent Pool. Profiles from the Talent Pool are then matched with assignments offered by UN partner agencies. Approximately 2,000 assignments become available per year. Most assignments are filled through the Global Talent Pool without being advertised. 

Visit United Nation Volunteer website for more information

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2020 King Carl Gustaf Scholarship for Students Living in areas of Conflict

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The King Carl Gustaf Scholarship is aimed at students who live in unsafe and dangerous conditions in areas of conflict outside Europe. Scholarships will cover the cost of tuition, but not living expenses, for studies at Uppsala University Master’s programmes offered during the current admission round and commencing 31 August 2020.

Level of study: Master’s programmes           

Eligibility criteria:

  • Citizens of: Afghanistan, Cameroon, DR Congo, Egypt, India, Iraq, Libya, Mali, Mexico, Nigeria, Somalia, South Sudan, Syria, Turkey, Yemen.
  • Applicants must show why they are particularly vulnerable and therefore in need to belonging to the education environment at Uppsala University as well as having the academic talent required.
  • Students can only be awarded a King Carl Gustaf scholarship if a programme at Uppsala University is chosen as first priority.
  • You must have applied for the Master’s programme before the University Admissions deadline.
  • You must meet the entrance requirements for the programme you applied to and application fee and supporting documents must have been received before deadline to University Admissions. 
  • The programme must be delivered on campus. The scholarship is not available for distance learning programmes or programmes partially taught at other universities outside Sweden.

Documentation to send:

Application period: 16 January to 3 February 2020.

 

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