The Ban Ki-moon Centre for Global Citizens (BKMC) Scholarship Program 2024 for Young Africans

The Ban Ki-moon Centre for Global Citizens (BKMC) Scholarship Program 2024 for Young Africans

Applications are now open for the 2024 Ban Ki-moon Global Citizen Scholarship Program. The Ban Ki-moon Centre for Global Citizens (BKMC) invites applications for the 7th round of the Global Citizen Scholarship Program. The program aims to empower young African global citizens who are committed to achieving the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

The GC Scholarship is a fully virtual scholarship program that empowers young African change-makers to address one or more of the SDGs in their community by proposing and implementing a localized SDG Micro-Project whilst also benefitting from a summer school as well as peer-to-peer mentoring and various expert trainings and workshops on specific topics.

The training targets 17 young African change makers, ages 20 to 35 from the following countries:

  • Ghana
  • Nigeria
  • Cameroon
  •  Ethiopia
  • Kenya

Eligibility

  1. African youth regardless of race, gender, or sexual orientation
  2. Applicants must hold citizenship from one of the following countries:
  • Ghana
  • Nigeria
  • Cameroon
  • Ethiopia
  • Kenya
  1. Age group 20-35
  2. Applicants must have completed at least a Bachelor’s degree or higher
  3. Applicants must demonstrate strong dedication to SDGs and the ideals of global citizenship.
  4. Applicants must have a minimum English level B2 (European Standards)

Benefits

  • Over the course of 8-9 months, the selected Scholars will get the chance to enhance their skillset on the Agenda 2030 and the Sustainable Development Goals, elevate their knowledge with regards to the field of entrepreneurship for sustainable development, and connect with professional networks.
  • Besides this, some of the benefits will include full cost coverage for a one-week Summer School training with MCI Innsbruck and coverage also of other expert workshops, a peer-to-peer mentoring component, and seed funding of 500 USD to support the implementation of an SDG Micro-Project to be distributed after the successful submission of a project proposal.
  • Lastly, Scholars will be awarded a Certificate of Achievement after the successful completion of their own SDG Micro-Project signed by both Co-chairs of the Ban Ki-moon Centre, H.E. Ban Ki-moon and H.E. Dr Heinz Fischer.

Application Process

During the nomination process you will need to enter:

  • Your personal details (e.g. name, contact information, date of birth, address, citizenship, gender, education, language competence, short profile description)
  • Your professional details (e.g. academic titles, name of organization, function)
  • SDG Micro-Project information (title, issues and SDGs tackled, general process and implementation)

At the final stage of the nomination process you will be prompted to attach the following:

  • your motivational statement
  • a portrait picture of yourself (JPEG or PNG format)
  • an introduction video of yourself (max 30 seconds, MP4 or MOV format)
  • your CV
  • a project outline of your SDG Micro Project idea

Deadline: February 25, 2024

For More Information:

Visit the Official Webpage of the Ban Ki-moon Global Citizen Scholarship Program