Application Deadline: August 9th 2017
Young Water Solutions exists to address these barriers, and is strongly committed to empower young people in developing countries by helping them implement their own water projects in their communities, through the provision of technical and financial support. After successful implementation of a series of youth-led field projects across Africa and Asia, Young Water Solutions is proud to bring together its know how into one flagship program, the Young Water Fellowship.
The Young Water Fellowship aims to empower in its first edition ten young leaders from developing countries to implement water projects in their communities, by offering them an intensive training program, seed funding grants for their project, and mentoring support by senior level experts. This program will bring about young community leaders capable of successfully designing and implementing sustainable and inclusive water projects that significantly improve living conditions in their communities, while contributing to the achievement of SDG #6 (water and sanitation for all). In accordance with Young Water Solutions’ DNA, the program’s conceptual design is scalable and replicable, with the ambition to create sustainable impact.
The general goal of this program is to empower young people in developing countries to lead water projects to address water supply, sanitation & hygiene (WASH) issues; and water pollution and scarcity at the local level, aligned with the Sustainable Development Goal #6.
- Be 18 to 30 years old at the time of the application
- Have a water project idea to contribute to the solution of a WASH (water, sanitation and hygiene), water pollution or water scarcity problem
- Be a resident from this list of low and mid income countries
- Be the founder or co-founder of the project idea you’re proposing
- The project must not have been implemented yet, although new phases of pilot projects are accepted
- Be able to attend a workshop in Belgium in November 2017, and cover your personal costs from your residency to the airport and back (the rest of the travel expenses are covered).
- Be able to cover your visa expenses (we will provide Invitation letter).
- Be able to communicate in English (intermediate level at least).
- Fellows will attend a one-week workshop in Brussels and will be trained by experts in: IWRM | Project management | Monitoring and evaluation tools | Leadership | Water and gender | Social entrepreneurship | SDG 6
Fellows will be assigned a mentor according to their needs, who will provide technical support throughout the whole life-cycle of the project.
Fellows will be provided with opportunities for seed funding up to €5000 to implement their projects.
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