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Published On: sam, Sep 21st, 2019

2020 Commonwealth Youth Awards for Excellence in Development

The Commonwealth Secretary-General launch the 2020 Commonwealth Youth Awards for Excellence in Development Work.

The Commonwealth

Nominees Must be:

  • aged 15 to 29 years;
  • a citizen of a Commonwealth member country;
  • been engaged in development work for more than 12 months – either in a professional or voluntary capacity;
  • have a strong track record of implementing innovative ideas and linking their development work and its impact to one of the 17 SDGs;
  • have demonstrated an understanding of the importance of youth engagement in key areas of development.

Entrants can nominate themselves or be nominated by someone who is not a relative and who can testify to their work.

The 2020 finalists will receive a trophy, a certificate and cash grants to help them continue their development work.

All finalists will be awarded £1,000. Each selected regional winner will receive an additional £2,000, bringing their total win to £3,000. The Commonwealth Young Person of the Year will also receive an additional cash grant of £2,000, bringing her/his total award to £5,000.

Apply by 30th October

Apply here http://thecommonwealth.org

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