YOUNGO Global South Scholarships (GSS 2017) to attend COP 23 & COY 13 in Bonn, Germany (Fully Funded)

Application Deadline: August 24, 2017

The GSS 2017 shall cover all costs of travel (to and fro international tickets), accommodation, visa, travel insurance fee, food, local transport and other costs for the selected applicants to participate both in the UNFCCC’s 23rd Conference of Parties (COP 23) and the 13th Conference of Youth (COY 13) in Bonn, Germany in November 2017, also providing the selected applicants with online Capacity Building Training sessions about the process, prior to their travel to Bonn.

Eligibility Requirements:

  • If selected, you will be available to join COP 23 and / COY 13 in Bonn, Germany for full duration from November 2nd – November 18th. And shall also be able to attend the online Capacity Building Training sessions prior to the conference.
  • You are, or will turn, at least 18 years old on or before October 30, 2017

  • You are a citizen/national of one of the countries listed below:

Africa

Angola
Benin
Botswana
Burkina Faso
Burundi
Cameroon
Cape Verde
Central African Republic
Chad
Congo
Congo, The Democratic Republic of the
Côte D’Ivoire
Equatorial Guinea
Eritrea
Ethiopia
Gabon
Gambia
Ghana
Guinea
Guinea-Bissau
Kenya
Lesotho
Liberia
Madagascar
Malawi
Mali
Mauritius
Mayotte
Mozambique
Namibia
Niger
Nigeria
Rwanda
Saint Helena
Sao Tome and Principe
Senegal
Seychelles
Sierra Leone
South Africa
South Sudan
Swaziland
Tanzania, United Republic of
Togo
Uganda
Western Sahara
Zambia
Zimbabwe

Benefits:

  • Have all your expenses covered for participating at the 23rd UNFCCC Conference of Parties (COP23) and Conference of Youth 13 (COY13):

The selected youths will have all their costs covered – including costs for all international and domestic flight tickets, costs of accommodation for about 19 days (from November 1st to November 18th, the duration including both COY13 and COP23), visa application fee, cost for travel insurance, food, local transport and additional expenses during the stay in Bonn.

Participate in a comprehensive capacity-building programme:

The GSS 2017 will also provide a robust capacity building program in order to ensure the selected youth’s meaningful participation at COP23. This programme will consist of different online training sessions (starting sometime from September 2017), webinars, on-ground preparation and mentorship from experienced trainers. This capacity-building programme will be designed to train you about UNFCCC processes and negotiations and also to support your plans and activities during COP23 to ensure that you not only know what exactly is going on in the negotiations, but also can get involved effectively!

Share your experiences and raise your voice at international level:

As a young person who cares about climate change, you may have gathered experiences worth sharing; participation in the UNFCCC process allows you to raise your concerns on the climate crisis, including both the current impacts of climate change affecting front-line communities and the expected impacts it will have on young and future generations.

Opportunity to connect your initiative and previous work on an international level and get engaged in YOUNGO:

By participating in COY13 and COP23, you will meet many like-minded young people working in the similar field as you! You will have the opportunity to get connected, exchange knowledge, and build networks you can use for the work in your initiative. Youth voices in UNFCCC are represented collectively as “YOUNGO” – the official youth constituency to UNFCCC which consists of different organisations and individuals across the world.

A lifetime worth of memories:

Let’s say it, you will make countless friends, meet new people and take back with you a lot of wonderful memories and experiences to cherish!

 

For More Information:

Visit the Official Webpage of the YOUNGO Global South Scholarships (GSS 2017)

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