AFS Global Citizen Prize for Young Leaders

Date/Deadline: 31 May, 2019

The new AFS annual award will recognise one extraordinary young person for their commitment to improving the global community with a US$10,000 cash prize, trip to Montreal to attend the AFS Global Conference, international recognition and membership in the AFS community of young and active global citizens.

Who can win this prize?
Young people who are leading a project that brings together individuals and communities (representing different cultural, ethnic, religious or other differences) to tackle one or more of the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) can be nominated. The AFS Global Citizen Prize for Young Leaders will be awarded to an individual who demonstrates a compelling approach to foster intercultural understanding.

Young people are eligible for the prize if they are no older than 30 years old and are running a project that:

– addresses a pressing global issue outlined in the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals
– makes impact on the local, national or international level
– engages with diversity as a key to success
– can be scaled up and extended
– leads to a more just and peaceful world

Who chooses the winner?
AFS will shortlist the qualified applications to a pool of finalists and contact them for further information. The finalists will be shared with a distinguished international Selection Jury who will choose the Prize winner that will be announced on 10 October 2019 at the AFS Global Awards Ceremony during the AFS Global Conference in Montreal, Canada.

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