Deadline: February 28, 2019

Functions are open for the Rise Up Youth Champions Initiative 2019. Rise Up is launching the third cohort of the Youth Champions Initiative, in partnership with the David and Lucile Packard Basis.

The Youth Champions Initiative (YCI) is an thrilling initiative that’s advancing innovation and high quality within the discipline of sexual and reproductive well being and rights globally. By YCI, Rise Up invests in younger champions who’re main the sexual and reproductive well being, rights, and justice (SRHRJ) motion now and for the subsequent era.

Following a aggressive choice course of, Rise Up will choose 22 visionary younger individuals working in Packard Basis precedence geographies – India, Pakistan, Ethiopia, Rwanda, and america (Louisiana and Mississippi). YCI integrates intensive capability constructing, management growth, mentoring, challenge funding, and technical help to allow younger leaders to launch artistic new initiatives to enhance SRHRJ of their international locations.

Program Particulars

Rise Up Youth Champions Initiative’s particular methods embody the next:

  • Investing in Youth Champions: In June of 2019, the Youth Champions will take part within the YCI Incubator workshop within the San Francisco Bay Space of California. This intensive Incubator workshop will combine hands-on capability constructing within the areas of sexual and reproductive well being and rights, management, innovation, advocacy, and challenge growth. The Incubator will present Youth Champions alternatives to strengthen their abilities and management, be taught from internationally-recognized SRHRJ specialists, and develop their very own SRHRJ tasks
  • Seeding Youth Innovation: Throughout the Incubator, Youth Champions will obtain teaching and technical help from SRHRJ specialists within the growth of modern initiatives to extend entry to high quality SRHRJ providers and knowledge. Every participant will go away the Incubator with a draft challenge proposal, which they are going to finalize with their host organizations following the Incubator. Rise Up will competitively award challenge seed grants to taking part Youth Champions and their organizations to launch the SRHRJ tasks they developed throughout the Incubator. Rise Up may even present ongoing technical help to allow the Youth Champions and their organizations to most successfully implement their modern SRHRJ tasks.

Price

  • Rise Up will cowl all prices associated to program participation, together with passport and visa utility charges, round-trip journey prices, meals, and lodging throughout the week-long Incubator workshop in California.

Eligibility

  • Open to younger individuals between the ages of 18-29
  • Be residents of India, Pakistan, Ethiopia, Rwanda, Louisiana and Mississippi, USA
  • Private dedication to enhancing sexual and reproductive well being and rights
  • Dedication to social change and expertise in a number of of the next areas: youth growth, schooling, sexual and reproductive well being and rights, innovation and/or associated fields
  • Help of the applicant’s host group and skill to take part in a workshop in Los Altos, California, USA in June or July 2019
  • Proficient in oral and written English

Software

certified candidates ought to full the downloadable utility type (MS Phrase or PDF) and e mail it to Rise Up’s Program Affiliate Patzia Martinez at [email protected], with a replica to Program Supervisor Claudia Romeu at [email protected]

For extra info, go to Rise Up.

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