Generation Connect Young Leadership Programme 2024 (Fully Funded & US$ 10,000 Grant)

Generation Connect Young Leadership Programme 2024 (Fully Funded & US$ 10,000 Grant)

Generation Connect Young Leadership Programme 2024 (Fully Funded & US$ 10,000 Grant)

Applications are now open for the 2024 ITU Generation Connect Young Leadership Programme. The Generation Connect Young Leadership Programme (GCYLP) is an exciting ITU programme in partnership with Huawei, to engage, empower, and inspire young digital leaders and changemakers.

30 young fellows per year will have the unique opportunity to receive guidance, training, and financial support towards practically implementing their own digital development projects in their diverse communities across the world.

ITU in partnership with Huawei, is providing guidance, training, and financial support to 30 young fellows per year to enable them to practically implement digital development projects in their diverse communities across the world. Through this programme, young leaders have the unique opportunity to make new digital development ideas a reality, or to expand the impact of their existing projects!

Eligibility Requirements

  • Be aged 18-28 by the application deadline of Saturday 23 March 2024.
  • Be interested in leading and implementing a digital development project.
  • Be currently enrolled or recently graduated from a tertiary education institution from STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) or demonstrably STEM-related academic programme.
  • Be able to communicate in English – the main language of the programme. This language requirement is to ensure that all fellows can benefit from the planned offerings of trainings, networking, and events.

Benefits

  • Curated programming:  year-long virtual leadership training activities by ITU and Huawei, and participation in an in-person global training week (location TBC) to boost their capacity as digital changemakers.
  • Funding: Up to USD 10,000 in grant funding for their youth-led project – all 30 selected fellows will receive an initial USD 5000 grant towards the implementation of their proposed digital development projects. The most impactful projects at the end of the year will receive an extra USD 5000 grant to scale up.

Selection Process:

  • Shortlisting: A first round of applications reading will be completed by ITU and Huawei staff. By mid-April 2024, shortlisted candidates will then be sent an invitation to quickly [in 4 days] provide ID documentation, a video and 2 different references for the final round of selection.
  • Final selection: the GCYLP Jury, will then hold a final selection meeting to choose the 30 fellows of the cohort. We aim to announce the fellows by early May 2024.

Application Deadline:  23rd March 2024.

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