Global Youth Summit 2017 accepting applications now

Are you a Changemaker?

Good News: the Global Youth Summit 2017 will take place 16 - 20 July in Switzerland, and we are now accepting applications!

We will be bringing 60 Changemakers aged 18 to 23 for a life-changing week of training sessions, networking and workshops.

In order to apply you must fill in an online application as well as send us a two-minute video describing your efforts to bring about a positive change in your communities and about your ambitions.

We will invite the strongest candidates to participate at the Summit, assessing their track record of advocacy, campaigning, social entrepreneurship, community activism and volunteerism, whilst ensuring geographical and gender representation.

The application process will go live on 1 of January. We suggest you prepare by reading these guidelines for your video and making sure you have a PayPal account or credit card ready to be able to pay the 35 USD application administration fee.

Who is eligible?


We are looking for the most inspiring young social entrepreneurs, community activists, advocates and campaigners from across the globe. Participants must be between 18 and 23 years of age on the dates of the summit.

What do I need to do?


You will need to pay for your application fee (please make sure to copy your transaction number and paste it on the online application form), do a 2 minute application video (you can read the video instructions here) and fill in an online application form . You can prepare your written application form using this PDF as a reference and copy- paste your answers directly to the form.

What does the program cover in terms of expenses?

If you are selected, your flight (from your country’s main airport), board and lodging costs will be covered for the duration of the summit.

Additional personal expenses, as well as visas to enter Switzerland (for those who require one) will not be covered.

The application deadline is Tuesday January 31, 6 p.m. Central European Time.

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Qualifications of Successful Candidate
  • An Advanced University Degree in public health/nutrition, pediatric health, family health, health research, global/international health, health policy and/or management, environmental health sciences, biostatistics, socio-medical, health education, epidemiology or other health related science is required.
  • A minimum of 5 years of professional experience in public health/nutrition planning and management and/or in relevant areas of maternal and neonatal health care, health emergency/humanitarian preparedness, at the international level some of which preferably in a developing country is required. Relevant experience in health/nutrition program/project development and management in any UN system agency or organization is an asset
  • Fluency in Swahili and English both written and verbal is required. Knowledge of another official UN language is an asset.
The successful candidate will be offered a remuneration package under UN system.

UNICEF is committed to diversity and inclusion within its workforce, and encourages qualified candidates from all nationals, religious and ethnic backgrounds, including persons living with disabilities, to apply to become a part of our organisation.

More info. https://www.unicef.org/about/employ/?job=501638

Opening Date 2 Jan 2017 E. Africa Standard Time
Closing Date 19 Jan 2017 E. Africa Standard Time

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85 scholarships by the Romanian State for foreign citizens

Number of scholarships: 85 scholarships for under- and post-graduate studies in Romania, by means of selection of application files, organized by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MFA) and the Ministry of National Education and Scientific Research (hereafter, MNESR), in keeping with Romanian current legislation.

Who can qualify: citizens of non EU countries.

Read more at http://www.mae.ro/en/node/10251

The selection results will be announced by 30 June 2017, to each diplomatic mission that submitted application files.