Southern Voice pitching contest 2023 for Young Researchers from the Global South (Funded to Southern Voice Conference in Kenya)


Application Deadline:  31st May 2023

Southern Voice is organizing a pitching contest for young think tankers from the Global South, in collaboration with On Think Tanks (OTT). The aim is to promote collaboration among young researchers and policy advocates within think tanks from Africa, Asia, and Latin America & the Caribbean. 

The process begins with the call for proposals today. Young scholars can apply until 31st May.


  • Persons up to 35 years old, affiliated with research organizations, think tanks, universities, or other academic institutions (both government and non-government) from the Global South are eligible to apply. 


Young think tankers must fulfill the following criteria:

● up to 35 years old

● affiliated with research organisations, think tanks, policy wings of government/legislatures, universities/other academic institutions, policy network organisations or any such research institutions of government/non-government nature from the Global South


  • Shortlisted participants will be invited to a virtual event in September where they will present their three-minute pitches. It should feature practical and applicable solutions to improve collaboration among young think tankers of the Global South. 
  • Three winners will be selected and invited to showcase their ideas at the Southern Voice Conference to be held in October 2023 in Kenya. All travel expenses will be covered by Southern Voice. 
  • They will also be invited to become the steering group for improving networking opportunities among early career policy professionals of the Global South to promote the ideas suggested throughout the pitching contest.


  • Submission of proposals by the candidates 31st May 2023
  • Shortlisting of candidates by SV-OTT 30th June 2023
    Feedback session(s) July 2023 (TBC)
    Virtual pitching contest 4th September 2023 (TBC)
    Southern Voice Conference November 2023

For More Information:

Visit the Official Webpage of the Southern Voice pitching contest 2023


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