The international advocacy organization, Global Citizen, and their global technology partner Cisco have announced that applications are now open for the fourth annual Global Citizen Prize: Cisco Youth Leadership Award – an award that spotlights a young change-maker between the ages of 18 and 30 who have taken an innovative approach to solving problems, and who has made a meaningful difference towards the goal of ending poverty in their community.
Cisco Youth Leadership Award is an annual award that celebrates the significance that young people are having on achieving the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals, and accelerating global problem-solving. The award honours an individual aged between 18 to 30 who has contributed meaningfully towards the goal of ending extreme poverty through their leadership, dedication, and innovation and includes a $250,000 prize paid to the organization to which the individual contributes.Table of Content
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The award includes a US$250,000 prize paid to the organization to which the individual contributes.
Cisco Youth Leadership Award honors an individual aged 18-30 who has contributed meaningfully towards the goal of ending extreme poverty.
Candidates will be judged against five equally-weighted criteria, which include:
If selected as a finalist, candidates will be judged by a panel of representatives from Global Citizen, Cisco, and esteemed activists and leaders in the international development field.
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