In March 2024, As ASEAN leaders gather in Melbourne, Global Citizen will convene world leaders, influencers, artists, advocates, journalists, policy experts and more than 250 of the best young leaders across Australia and the Asia-Pacific to take action on climate, innovation and fighting poverty.
Global Citizen is providing 30 young people from the Asia-Pacific region the opportunity of a lifetime - an all expenses paid trip to join us at these events through the Youth Leader Awards.
As a winner of the Youth Leaders Award you will receive travel and accommodation to Melbourne, Australia’s most diverse city, attend the thought provoking and innovative leadership summit, participate in peer networking training day with other Awardees - and each winner will receive $5,000 AUD to support and further the incredible work they are doing!
We are looking for Young Leaders from the Asia-Pacific region who are between 18 and 30 years old and have made a significant impact in their local community through their work on delivering UN Global Goals.
We are seeking to capture diverse experiences and perspectives within this cohort of Awardees and strongly welcome applications from Indigenous peoples, women, LGBTQIA+, non-binary & gender diverse people, people of colour, culturally and linguistically diverse people, people with disabilities.
We welcome applications from all across the Asia-Pacific region, but are particularly interested in young leaders from: Indonesia, Tonga, Timor-Leste, Cambodia, Fiji, Pacific Islands, Norfolk Island, Japan, Philippines, Brunei, Nepal, Sri Lanka, Vietnam, Thailand, Malaysia, Singapore, and India.
As part of our selection process each applicant will be evaluated based on the following five key criteria:
To be eligible you must:
Applications are open now and will be reviewed on a rolling basis.
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