Enterprising Futures Scholarship to attend the One Young World Summit 2023 in the UK |Fully-funded


Enterprising Futures Scholarship to attend the One Young World Summit 2023 in the UK |Fully-funded

Applications for the Enterprising Futures Scholarship to attend the One Young World Summit 2023 are now available. This year’s One Young World Summit will bring together 2,000 young leaders from 190+ nations in Belfast for the global platform for young leaders, where delegates will present and debate solutions to today’s most pressing issues alongside senior leaders. This will provide young entrepreneurs with an unmatched opportunity to become involved, expand on successful initiatives, and network with other global changemakers.

For this reason, the Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MFA) and their youth entrepreneurship initiative, Orange Corners, are committed to investing in education and youth employment, with the goal of improving prospects for young people, particularly in developing and fragile states, by bridging the gap between the skills young people learn and what the labor market requires.

Local entrepreneurs play a critical role in attaining this goal by establishing critical jobs and providing youth employment opportunities in their communities. As a result, the Dutch MFA and Orange Corners are pleased to announce the establishment of their annual scholarship in conjunction with One Young World, which will provide young leaders and entrepreneurs from these countries with a spot at the annual One Young World Summit.

Enterprising Futures Scholarship Benefits

Enterprising Futures Scholars will receive:

  • Access to additional events organised by the Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Orange Corners.
  • Access to the One Young World Summit 2023, taking place from 2-5 October in Belfast, United Kingdom.
  • Hotel accommodation during the Summit dates.
  • One night of hotel accommodation (if required) for the visa application process
  • Additional night pre-Summit (if needed).
  • The cost of travel to and from the host city of the Summit (flights in economy).
  • Domestic travel costs to the airport to take the international flight (flight in economy).
  • Travel to the visa application process (if required).
  • Visa costs, if applicable (including visa costs and required travel for visa appointment).
  • Catering which includes breakfast at the hotel accommodation and, lunch and dinner at the Summit.
  • Transport between the Summit accommodation and the Summit venue.
  • Lifetime membership to the OYW community.

Enterprising Futures Scholarship Eligibility

Candidates must be:

  • Aged 18 – 34 by the date of the One Young World 2023 Summit in October.
  • Actively engaged in the fields of youth employment and job creation, either as entrepreneurs or in a similar role (and be able to demonstrate this).
  • Nationals of and residents in one of the following countries: Algeria, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Côte d’Ivoire, Egypt, Ethiopia, Iraq including Kurdistan region of Iraq, Jordan, Kenya, Lebanon, Mali, Mozambique, Morocco, Niger, Nigeria, Palestinian Territories, Senegal, Somalia, Sudan, South Sudan, Tunisia, Uganda. Please note that candidates with refugee status are certainly eligible.
  • All candidates will be required to have a working understanding of English, as both the One Young World Summit and Enterprising Futures pre- and post-programmes will be held in English.
  • Candidates must be available to join the programme full-time between 1 and 6 October 2023, as well as pre- and post-programme dates.

The Dutch MFA values an inclusive and diverse environment. The Dutch MFA encourages all young entrepreneurs (rural-urban) that are eligible to apply (no matter race, national origin, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, disability, ethnicity, religion, or education).

Enterprising Futures Scholarship Criteria

One Young World will assess candidates based on:

  • A demonstrated commitment to creating a positive impact through (social) entrepreneurship in their communities.
  • Proven leadership ability (role models) in their communities.
  • A capacity for innovation and value-driven problem solving.
  • A concern for local and/or global issues.
  • An ability to generate and articulate impactful ideas.
  • An ability to work towards a shared goal through teamwork and collaboration.

Deadline: June 14, 2023

Apply here

For more information, visit One Young World.


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