Apply Now: World Summit Awards (WSA) Youth Ambassador Program 2023

Apply Now: World Summit Awards (WSA) Youth Ambassador Program 2023

Apply Now: World Summit Awards (WSA) Youth Ambassador Program 2023

Are you a driven social impact champion under 30 who wants to make a difference in your community and around the world? Do you want to help the United Nations achieve its Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)? Do you believe in the ability of technology and creativity to address urgent societal issues? Then apply to become a member of the World Summit Awards (WSA) Youth Ambassador Network, a terrific opportunity that aligns with the WSA’s mission and inspires young changemakers like you to make a difference.

As a Youth Ambassador, you will be at the vanguard of motivating and rallying other young people to demonstrate creative digital solutions that address crucial social concerns on a worldwide scale. You will play an important role in promoting the WSA’s Young Innovators category and assisting national experts in your countries.

World Summit Awards (WSA) Youth Ambassador Program About

WSA (World Summit Awards) is a UN-based initiative and prestigious awards program that recognizes and promotes local digital innovations that contribute to societal improvement. It serves as an international platform, bringing together a global network of start-ups, social entrepreneurs, mentors, experts, and government leaders who are committed to leveraging technology for positive social impact. With two decades of experience, WSA has become a trusted quality seal for digital content with societal impact in over 182 participating countries.

World Summit Awards (WSA) Youth Ambassador Program Responsibilities

WSA Youth Ambassadors may (within a voluntary 2-year term)

  • Collaborate closely with WSA National Experts in their country, leveraging their expertise to drive impactful initiatives and support the development of young innovators in your community.
  • Take the lead in organizing events and actively spreading awareness about the prestigious WSA brand and the Young Innovators competition, inspiring talented youth to showcase their digital solutions.
  • Represent Youth at various WSA and partner events, amplifying the voices of young innovators and showcasing their outstanding contributions.
  • Provide valuable insights and perspectives to help the WSA team and Board of Directors better understand your region’s unique community and cultural context, ensuring that the program remains inclusive and relevant.
  • Foster meaningful relationships within your community and the wider innovation ecosystem, connecting young innovators, mentors, and other stakeholders to create collaborative opportunities for growth and impact.
  • Actively participate in testing products and features developed by young innovators, providing valuable feedback to refine their solutions and contribute to their success.
  • Promote innovative products and drive excitement around new product launches within your community, showcasing the incredible talent and potential of young African innovators.
  • Serve as a trusted source of knowledge within your community, sharing information and insights about the inspiring innovations and achievements of young people across the globe.

World Summit Awards (WSA) Youth Ambassador Program Benefits

  • Be a part of a global network of social impact makers and innovators
  • Certificate of Participation
  • Letter of recommendation (per request)
  • Opportunity to serve your community
  • Be eligible to participate in events and opportunities within the WSA and partner
  • Social Media feature
  • Best Performance award and get your own social impact goodie bag
  • Get support to organize a social impact event in your community
  • Opportunity to be promoted within the WSA Network (National expert, Jury, mentor )

World Summit Awards (WSA) Youth Ambassador Program Eligibility

The WSA Youth Ambassador Program aims to be diverse and inclusive. It wants to bring together a range of talents and experiences from across age groups, areas of interest and expertise, gender, socio-economic background, and countries within the UN framework.

All candidates must fulfill the following eligibility criteria:

  • Passionate about social impact and technology
  • Be between the age of 18-30 at the end of the application period (15 August 2023);
  • Be a resident in one of the UN member states.
  • Be available to devote at least 25 days per year to WSA.
  • Have a good command of English and the official language of their country of residence (if not English);
  • Access to a computer/mobile device with a stable internet connection for active participation in all aspects of the program

World Summit Awards (WSA) Youth Ambassador Program Application

Applications have to be submitted in English online by 23:59 CET on 15 August 2023 via (link to application).

The selection team will screen the applications and shortlisted candidates will be informed of the final results by 31 August 2023. First (virtual) meeting of the WSA-YA: 1st week of September 2023

Deadline: August 15, 2023

Apply here

For more information, visit World Summit Awards.


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