The Accelerator Fund 2023 is designed to empower and support future leaders who are making waves in the area of sustainable development. We understand the unique challenges specifically young changemakers in the global south are facing regarding the evident lack of funding, and we are here to provide the resources and support they need to drive positive change. The Accelerator Fund is a joint program between the Ban Ki-moon Centre for Global Citizens, the Ban Ki-moon Foundation, New York, and the Wellspring Philanthropic Fund. Whilst during the initial pilot phase, the fund will exclusively be open to BKMC Alumni (Scholars, Fellows, Mentees, etc), there are plans to expand its accessibility in subsequent stages.
Stay tuned to find out more as our program develops. Through multiple seed funds, the program will accelerate selected projects that are in accordance with specific baseline criteria. These meaningful criteria were designed by a group of young changemakers who form the Accelerator Fund Review Committee.