Water is an essential commodity in every society. And it is very important that we have access to it. As things stands, clean water is a bit of a hassle for developing nations. The Young Water Fellowship Program has an aim 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.
They’ll be doing this by offering selected participants an intensive training program, seed funding & grants for their projects, and provide them mentoring support by experts. This would take a period of one year.
This program gathers up to 10 young community leaders who can successfully design and implement sustainable and inclusive water initiatives. These initiatives must be one that significantly improve living conditions in their communities. They must also contribute to the achievement of SDG #6 (water and sanitation for all).
*Fellows of YWF are given a chance to attend Cewas’ Startup training where expert train in the following areas: IWRM | Project management | Business | Water and gender | Pitching | SDG 6 among others topics
*Water and business mentors are provided for fellows to provide guidance and technical support.
*Fellows are provided with opportunities for seed funding up to €5000 for their initiatives
Eligibility: You must
*Be 18 to 30 years old at the time of the application
*Be the founder or co-founder of an initiative that contributes to the solution of a well-defined water problem in your country.
*The initiative should be in its initial stages and have the ability to be turned into a social enterprise
*Be a resident from this list of low and middle income countries.
*Have a valid passport and be available to attend a workshop in Europe from August 13th to September 14th 2018 (note that these dates might be subject to change),
*All training costs are covered by the organization (flights, transportation in Europe, accommodation, meals), but participants must cover their visa expenses and transport costs to the closest international airport in their country of residency.
*Be able to communicate in English (intermediate level at least).
Deadline is May 16th, 2018