The Ban Ki-moon Centre for Global Citizens (BKMC), supported by Dubai Cares, and in collaboration with Plan International and Unbounded Associates, is delighted to announce the launch of our new action-based program: Your Future in Green Jobs Mentorship Program!

Designed for people between the ages of 14 to 20, it builds on the knowledge youth gain from the Your Future in Green Jobs Online Course, the goal of which is to connect the passion, interests, and skills of young people with meaningful green career pathways.

In this program, you will participate in two workshops and receive tailored mentorship from green job practitioners and experts. Further, you will place yourself at the heart of climate action by implementing an SDG Micro-Project thereby putting the skills and knowledge you gained from the course into practice! These micro-projects aim to tackle one or more of the SDGs in local communities, leading to a better, greener future.


  • Aged between 14 and 20 years old
  • Successfully completed the Your Future in Green Jobs Online Course by the Kick-off Ceremony
  • Keen motivation and proven interest in sustainable development and green careers
  • A passion for bringing about change at a local and global level
  • Upper-intermediate English language skills
  • Access to stable internet connection
  • You can apply from anywhere around the globe, provided that you can participate in online meetings at 1-3:30 pm CET in your local time zone.

By participating in this program, you will:

  • Gain a deeper understanding of what green jobs are and what skills you need to pursue them
  • Participate in tailored workshops on project management, pitching and presentation skills, as well as topics such as education, gender, and climate
  • Put your knowledge into practice by designing and implementing your own SDG Micro-Project with guidance from your mentor and support from the BKMC and trainers
  • Get extensive one-on-one mentorship from a green job professional, and develop actionable next steps to pursue your desired career
  • Build professional connections and advance your networking and project-management skills.

Through a competitive recruitment process, around 20 candidates between the ages of 14-20 from all around the world will be selected. They will then participate in program activities from mid-May to mid-November 2024. Virtual live workshops will take place at 1-3:30 p.m. CET, please make sure you are available in your time zone.

If you comply with the criteria above and commit to participating in all program activities, we are happy to receive your application! Don’t be discouraged by the requirement to complete the online course, you can still do this before the kick-off ceremony on 15 May! However, completion certificate will boost your chances to be selected.

Apply to the Mentorship HERE by 4:00 pm CET on Monday, April 8th.