The Global Citizen Scholarship Program empowers exceptional young African leaders by facilitating their participation in conferences as well as tailor-made, short-term academic trainings and supporting and mentoring them during the development of their own “SDG Micro-Project.” The scholarship includes the chance to interact and network with high-level change-makers, access specialized educational seminars and trainings, and gain insights from expert mentors and workshops provided by the Ban Ki-moon Centre.
The Global Citizen Scholarship Program is now closed to applications. Meet our 2023 cohort below.
Global Citizen Scholars 2023
Tailor-made short-term academic trainings
Scholars are supported to take part in specialized, tailor-made academic trainings focused on different themes. These trainings allow scholars to gain useful knowledge and skills and to benefit from peer-to-peer exchange.
Development of an SDG micro-project
When applying, scholars submit a proposal for an “SDG Micro-Project” to be carried-out with the support of the Ban Ki-moon Centre. These projects address one or more of the SDGs and seek to contribute to meeting challenges in the scholars’ communities and/or regions. Scholars present their projects to an expert panel and submit a project report at the end of the implementation period.
Mentoring and workshops
Scholars are paired with a mentor who can support them during their SDG Micro-Project development. Furthermore, the Ban Ki-moon Centre provides workshops and incentive speakers during regular virtual meetings with the scholars.
Certificate of achievement and alumni network membership
After the successful completion of the SDG Micro-Project, scholars are awarded with a Certificate of Achievement signed by the Co-chairs of the Ban Ki-moon Centre. Additionally, scholars become a part of the Alumni Network of the Centre.
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