FELLOWSHIP: Young Water Fellowship Program 2017

The Young Water Fellowship Program aims to empower young leaders from low and middle income countries to implement projects to tackle water, sanitation & hygiene (WASH), water pollution and water scarcity issues, by offering them an intensive training program, seed funding grants for their projects, and mentoring support by senior level experts during one year.

This program will bring about in its first edition (2017) 10 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).
 
The fellowship is organized by Young Water Solutions. Young Water Solutions is an international non profit organization aiming to develop and support the potential of young people to contribute to universal water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH) and water resources management. We do so by empowering young leaders, providing them the tools to carry out water projects in their communities. We promote an integrated approach, through our projects we often address interlinked challenges such as climate change adaptation, reforestation, youth unemployment and food security.
 
Young Water Solutions was co-founded by 16 young and senior people with a variety of profiles, skills and experiences, who form a dynamic and unique group of experts. Ranging from youth people leading international water networks while still pursuing their studies, to senior experts with decades of qualified experience working for international organizations, we are a truly intergenerational, transnational and multidisciplinary team.
 
Conditions to apply:
 
  • 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 (18th to 26th), 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).

Deadline to apply: August 9, 2017

For more information and to apply visit: http://youngwatersolutions.org/#ywf

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Young Water Solutions