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Commonwealth 2022 Youth Awards for Excellence in Development

The Commonwealth Youth Awards for Excellence in Development Work aims to recognise and celebrate young people (aged 15 – 29) in the Commonwealth who are spearheading impactful, sustainable development work in their communities.

Awards will be decided on the basis of:

  • Level of Impact;
  • Level of innovation/fresh approaches to problem solving;
  • Quality of achievement;
  • Quality of the evidence provided; and
  • Sustainability.

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The Commonwealth Scholarship Commission in the UK (CSC) provides the main UK government scholarship scheme led by international development objectives. The CSC is an executive non-departmental public body, sponsored by the Department for International Development (DFID). The CSC operates within the framework of the Commonwealth Scholarship and Fellowship Plan (CSFP) and is a vivid demonstration of the UK�s enduring commitment to the Commonwealth. By supporting innovators and leaders of the future from across the Commonwealth, and by attracting outstanding talent to Britain�s un... read more


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Aim and Benefits of CommonWealth Youth Awards

Aim;

  • Highlight the contributions young people are making to development work in the Commonwealth, particularly through the Sustainable Development Goals;
  • Create an environment which will encourage and sustain investments in youth-led development;
  • Illustrate the depth and breadth of talent, commitment and creativity that exists among young people across the Commonwealth; and
  • Motivate, encourage and challenge young people to set high standards for their work/service at community, national, regional or international levels.

Benefits;

  • The 20 Regional Finalists will each receive a £1,000 grant, a trophy and a certificate.
  • The 5 Regional Winners will receive an additional £2,000 (a total of £3,000) a trophy and a certificate.
  • The Pan-Commonwealth Winner will receive an additional £2000 (a total of £5,000) a trophy and a certificate.

Requirements for CommonWealth Youth Awards Qualification

  • The nominee must have been engaged in development work for more than 12 months, either in a professional or voluntary capacity;
  • The nominee must be a Commonwealth citizen and the development work must be taking place in a Commonwealth member country;
  • The nominee should not be older than 29 years of age on 31 December 2021;
  • Individuals can nominate themselves or be nominated by someone who can accurately describe their development work; and
  • Winners must agree to take part in publicity generated by the Commonwealth.

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Interview date, Process and Venue for CommonWealth Youth Awards

The Regional Winners and Pan Commonwealth Winner will be officially annouced during Commonwealth Week in March 2022.


Application Deadline

October 17, 2021


How to Apply

For more details,visit Commonwealth website



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