The 2023 cohort of the Local Pathways Fellowship will bring together a network of 100 young thought leaders, urban planners, sustainability advocates, researchers and innovators from 100 different cities across the world to advance local dialogue, collaboration and problem solving around the Sustainable Development Goals and to make cities and urban settlements “smart, fair and sustainable”.
The LPF program is building on the success of the four cohorts under our belt. The Fellowship has recently expanded its team to increase the support and guidance provided for its fellows. The team has been constantly working on polishing the program curriculum that now focuses more on project development. The 2022 edition of the program also leverages global networking opportunities for its fellows. It aims to foster even more collaboration among fellows through cooperative assignments and peer-to-peer feedback. The fellows will be working more closely with the wider SDSN Youth network to build local connections through the SDG Students Hubs and SDSN’s national and regional networks for a bigger impact.
The fellows will benefit from global visibility and exposure as champions for sustainable urban development, numerous opportunities to develop their expertise, as well as access to our vast network of SDG professionals and advocates.
- Being part of SDSN Youth and the Local Pathways Fellowship enables you to be at the forefront of efforts taken by the United Nations, governments, companies, and civil society in developing and leading a global movement for sustainable development and enables you to make an impact.
- Being part of a movement of young people, who are committed to sustainable development and are being equipped with the necessary skills and tools to overcome key challenges and meaningfully contribute to the achievement of SDGs in communities.
- SDSN Youth and the Local Pathways Fellowship enables you to build professional and personal relationships with high-level stakeholders in civil society, business, government, and the United Nations.
- By joining the Local Pathways Fellowship, you will be part of a diverse and exceptional group of fellows with a variety of cultural, religious, and political backgrounds, committed to sustainable development.
- The relationships you develop through SDSN Youth and the Local Pathways Fellowship could serve as a foundation for your future endeavors.
- Supported by our global team of experts, you will progress rapidly in a challenging but flexible, fulfilling, and meaningful environment.
- You may be selected to attend and/or speak at events
- Your experiences will become central to our program ́s efforts and legacy.
- An interest in sustainable development, be passionate about the mission of the SDSN including the pursuit of the Sustainable Development Goals and the Paris Agreement on climate change.
- Strong knowledge in urban planning, urban environment, urban sustainability, urban tech, development practice, community engagement, advocacy, or related fields
- Professional or academic experience in urban planning, urban environment, urban sustainability, urban tech, development practice, community engagement, advocacy or related fields or similar fields would be considered a strong asset
- Responsive and be able to manage regular communication with the team across different time zones.
- Excellent organizational and leadership skills
- Proven to be a team player with good interpersonal skills and ability to coordinate develop projects and be problem solvers
- Excellent command of the English language including writing, speaking, listening and the local language of the cities they represent.
- Demonstrate that they have the time and resources to commit as well as having Consistent and stable internet connection
- Aged between 18-30 in order to be eligible for this role
Eligible Regions: Africa, Asia-Pacific, Eastern Europe, Latin America and Caribbean, Western Europe and Others
Candidates must be between 18 and 30 years old at the time of application (exceptions may apply);
Candidates must be based in the same city throughout the entire duration of the Fellowship (February through November 2021);
Candidates must be fluent in English and the local language of the cities they represent;
Candidates must demonstrate a commitment to and a solid understanding of the concept of sustainable development;
Candidates must be able to commit the minimum of 5-7 hours each week on average;
Candidates must have a stable internet connection;
A minimum of one year of professional or academic experience in development practice, urban planning, community engagement and advocacy, or similar;
A demonstrated background in research, development practice, advocacy or similar fields would be considered a strong asset.
Application Deadline: February 1, 2023Application ClosedOfficial link