United Nations Youth Champions Initiative for Young Leaders 2017

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The David and Lucile Packard Foundation and the Public Health Institute have partnered to launch a second cohort of the Youth Champions Initiative – an exciting initiative to advance innovation and quality in the field of sexual and reproductive health and rights globally.

Application Deadline: 15th January, 2017

Offered annually? Yes

Eligible Countries: India (Bihar, Uttar Pradesh, New Delhi), Ethiopia, Pakistan (Karachi), and the United States (Louisiana and Mississippi).

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About the Award:  The Youth Champions Initiative (YCI) invests in visionary young champions who lead the sexual and reproductive health and rights (SRHR) movement now and for the next generation. Following a competitive selection process, YCI will select 18 visionary young people working in Packard Foundation priority geographies – India (Bihar, Uttar Pradesh, New Delhi), Ethiopia, Pakistan (Karachi), and the United States (Louisiana and Mississippi).

Type: Training

Eligibility: Youth Champions Initiative invests in powerful young leaders ages 18-30 who are leading the sexual and reproductive health and rights movement in Ethiopia, India, Pakistan and the United States.  Eligible candidates must meet the following selection criteria:

  1. Young persons between the ages of 18-29
  2. Residents of: • Bihar, Uttar Pradesh, and New Delhi, India • Ethiopia • Pakistan • Louisiana and Mississippi, USA
  3. Personal dedication to improving sexual and reproductive health and rights
  4. Commitment to social change and experience in one or more of the following areas: youth development, education, sexual and reproductive health and rights, innovation and/or related fields
  5. Support of the applicant’s host organization and ability to participate in a workshop in Los Altos, California, USA in early May of 2017.
  6. Proficient in oral and written English

Number of Awardees: Not specified

Value of Program: This is a Funded program

How to Apply: For more information read the YCI Fact Sheet, and to apply fill out the application form. Submission deadline is Sunday, January 15, 2017.

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Award Provider: The David and Lucile Packard Foundation and Public Health Institute

Important Notes: For more information, please visit www.youthchampionsinitiative.org and contact Youth Champions Initiative Program Coordinator Claudia Romeu at [email protected], with a copy to Program Manager Josie Ramos at [email protected].

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