Join the UN’s Local Pathways Fellowship 2024: Empower Urban Sustainable Development

Are you a young urban leader passionate about sustainable urban development? The UN Sustainable Development Solutions Network Youth Initiative’s Local Pathways Fellowship (LPF) program is calling you! With an opportunity to join a global network of innovators and activists, why not apply and become a champion for Sustainable Development Goal 11 in your city?

UN SDSN Youth Local Pathways Fellowship

The United Nations Sustainable Development Solutions Network Youth Initiative (SDSN Youth) has opened applications for the dynamic Local Pathways Fellowship (LPF) program 2024. This unique program is dedicated to empowering and equipping young urban leaders worldwide with the necessary knowledge, resources, and platform to advance progress on Sustainable Development Goal 11 – Sustainable Cities and Communities.

🌍 Eligibility 18-30 years, interest in sustainable urban development
🎓 Fellowship Focus Sustainable Development Goal 11, urban sustainability
🤝 Program Duration 10 months, 5-7 hours/week
💼 Professional Growth Leadership in urban sustainability
🌐 Global Network Connect with 550+ fellows from 180 cities in 80 countries
🚀 Development Project Create projects addressing urban challenges
📅 Application Deadline January 22, 2024
🗓️ Program Start March 1, 2024

Programme Insights

What is the Local Pathways Fellowship?

The LPF is an initiative that trains, supports, and connects young urban thought leaders, activists, and innovators transforming cities and urban areas into sustainable communities. The fellowship welcomes candidates from every city and country worldwide, ensuring diversity in regional representation.

Fellowship Eligibility Criteria

To be considered for the Local Pathways Fellowship, applicants must:

  • Demonstrate an interest in sustainable development and passion for the mission of the SDSN, including the Sustainable Development Goals and the Paris Agreement on climate change.
  • Possess strong knowledge in fields like urban planning, urban environment, urban sustainability, urban tech, and development practice.
  • Have professional or academic experience in relevant fields.
  • Be responsive, capable of managing regular communication across different time zones.
  • Exhibit excellent organizational, leadership, and team player skills.
  • Command a strong grasp of the English language and local languages of the cities they represent.
  • Prove they have the time, resources, and a consistent and stable internet connection to commit to the role.
  • Be aged between 18-30.

Commitment and Conditions

  • Duration: The LPF is a 10-month role requiring 5-7 hours per week.
  • Supervision: Supervised by the Project Lead of the Local Pathways Fellowship Program.
  • Compensation: This is a voluntary position.
  • Training: Fellows must complete all SDSN Youth online induction courses.

Fellowship Benefits

  • Global visibility and exposure as champions for sustainable urban development.
  • Opportunities to develop expertise in sustainable development.
  • Access to a vast network of SDG professionals and advocates.
  • Building professional and personal relationships with stakeholders in civil society, business, government, and the UN.
  • Participation in a diverse and exceptional group of fellows.

Roles and Responsibilities

  • Learning about urban challenges and potentials.
  • Developing a project addressing local urban challenges.
  • Engaging in a peer-to-peer network of fellows.
  • Gaining insights and mentorship from industry experts.
  • Potential opportunities to attend and speak at events.

Application Timeline

  • Deadline: January 22, 2024, until 11:59 PM (Eastern Standard Time).
  • Notification of Successful Applicants: January 28, 2024.
  • Fellowship Start Date: March 1, 2024.

For more information and to apply, visit the Official Webpage of the UN SDSN Youth Local Pathways Fellowship.

This fellowship is an incredible opportunity for young leaders passionate about sustainable urban development. If you meet the eligibility criteria and are committed to making a difference in urban sustainability, apply now to be part of this transformative journey with the UN SDSN Youth Local Pathways Fellowship.

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