UNFPA Special Youth Programme Grants

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This programme is designed to give young people from developing countries opportunities to engage in policy development and programming; to help build the capacity of young people; and to sensitize both the young people and UNFPA staff on partnering to address adolescent and youth issues.

Grants/Financial Support

All selected candidates will be provided:

  • Cost of return travel from country of origin
  • Assistance with travel documents and visa requirements
  • Health insurance
  • Housing arrangements
  • Subsistence allowance (for meals and other basic needs)
  • A workstation and internet access
  • Opportunities to be mentored by UNFPA staff on issues of interest
  • Administrative assistance as required

    Candidates should:

  • be between 20-24 years old during the fellowship
  • be residents and nationals of a developing country (Applicants from developed countries will not be considered for this programme, but are invited to apply for UNFPA's regular internship programme)
  • have established interest and dedication to development issues through previous experiences or affiliation with a youth network or NGO working on development issues
  • have basic leadership and advocacy skills
  • have basic understanding of issues of importance to UNFPA and what the organization stands for
  • have English language skills (written and oral)
  • have a commitment to return to home country to undertake follow up work with young people

    For more information and application: awasthi[at]unfpa.org & website: UNFPA Special Youth Programme Grants

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