2020 Commonwealth Youth Awards for Excellence in Development
  • London, United Kingdom

Nominations are open for the 2020 Commonwealth Youth Awards which will see winners awarded a cash grant to scale-up development work benefiting their communities. The awards are being delivered in partnership with the Commonwealth Youth Council and the Commonwealth Youth Networks.

The Commonwealth Youth Awards recognise the exemplary work undertaken by young people across the 53 member countries. Regional winners will be invited to an awards ceremony in London on Commonwealth Day 2020.

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The awards launch coincides with the Commonwealth Asia Region Senior Officials From Youth Ministries Meeting – an event which will allow participants to assess progress on agreed youth policy priorities and finalise a regional strategy aimed at improving the wellbeing and livelihoods of Commonwealth young people.

Sixteen finalists will be shortlisted from four Commonwealth regional categories: Africa and Europe; Asia; the Caribbean and Canada; and the Pacific. A winner will be selected from each region, and one exceptional entrant will be awarded the Commonwealth Young Person of the Year. Entrants can nominate themselves or be nominated by someone who is not a relative and who can testify of the impact of their work.

Are you a young change-maker that fits the below criteria? Do not miss out on the opportunity to nominate yourself or a youth leader working on achieving the 17 SDG in your community. Submit a nomination today!

Location:

United Kingdom

Benefits

  • The 2020 finalists will receive a trophy, a certificate and cash grants to help them continue their development work.
  • All finalists will be awarded £1,000.
  • Each selected regional winner will receive an additional £2,000, bringing their total win to £3,000.
  • The Commonwealth Young Person of the Year will also receive an additional cash grant of £2,000, bringing her/his total award to £5,000.

Eligibilities

Nominees Must be:

  • Aged 15 to 29 years
  • A citizen of a Commonwealth member country
  • Been engaged in development work for more than 12 months – either in a professional or voluntary capacity
  • Have a strong track record of implementing innovative ideas and linking their development work and its impact to one of the 17 SDGs
  • Have demonstrated an understanding of the importance of youth engagement in key areas of development
Eligible Regions: Antigua and Barbuda, Australia, Bahamas, Bangladesh, Barbados, Belize, Botswana, Brunei, Cameroon, Canada, Cyprus, Dominica, Fiji, Gambia, Ghana, Grenada, Guyana, India, Jamaica, Kenya, Kiribati, Lesotho, Malawi, Malaysia, Malta, Mauritius, Mozambique, Namibia, Nauru, New Zealand, Nigeria, Pakistan, Papua New Guinea, Rwanda, Saint Kitts and Nevis, Saint Lucia, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, Samoa, Seychelles, Sierra Leone, Singapore, The Solomon Islands, South Africa, Sri Lanka, Swaziland, Tanzania, Tonga, Trinidad and Tobago, Tuvalu, Uganda, The United Kingdom, Vanuatu, Zambia.

Application Process

Apply online through the given link.

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Application Deadline: October 31, 2019 (46 Days Remaining)

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For Further Queries

For further information please contact Temitope Kalejaiye; Assistant Communications Officer, Communications Division, Commonwealth Secretariat. Email: [email protected]; Phone: +44 (0)20 7747 6316, +44 (0)74 2345 3835.
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