Global Citizen Prize for Youth Leadership 2018
Global Citizen is a community of people like you. People who want to learn about and take action on the world’s biggest challenges—and use their power to get other people involved too. They are committed to building a movement of citizens to end extreme poverty by 2030 and achieve the Global Goals for Sustainable Development. They bring you stories and actions that make a difference. That help fight extreme poverty and inequality around the world, and support approaches that will make life more sustainable for people and the planet.
Cisco and Global Citizen are united in their belief that young people around the world are leading the way to create and implement solutions to achieve the Global Goals, and to accelerate global problem-solving. They are joining forces to create the Global Citizen Prize for Youth Leadership presented by Cisco to recognize and lift up a young person positively impacting the world, as a way to demonstrate the impact that young people are having on achieving our common goals.
Cisco and Global Citizen are looking for organizations that use an IT-based solution to improve efficiency, reach, and magnify impact. A qualifying IT-based solution is one that produces greater impact, at lower cost, higher quality, with stronger outcomes – and also enables specific metrics for social outcome to be gathered and reported.
Competitive applicants will be a young person who is making extraordinary progress toward one or more of the Global Goals. Global Problem Solvers innovate as technologists, think as entrepreneurs, and act as social change agents to solve global problems like poverty, inequality, hunger, and more.
Semi-finalists will be notified on or before October 20, 2018. The winner will be notified within 5 days of November 5th, 2018.
Applicants should apply through the provided link. Applications close 9:00am EDT on Monday October 15, 2018.