Applications for the Joke Waller-Hunter Initiative are open to young people in the environmental sector in developing countries to unfold their full potential.
To advance long-term change towards a more sustainable world, the environmental movement needs inspirational and skillful leadership.
Young people working for environmental Civic Society Organizations (CSO), particularly in developing countries, often have limited access to developing leadership skills due to a lack of resources for schooling, training, or hands-on learning.
One way it empowers them is by giving them small grants to expand their knowledge, experience, and training. The Joke Waller-Hunter Initiative also aims to strengthen environmental Civil Society Organizations’ capacity and efficiency.
The candidates should demonstrate an excellent track record. To qualify, you must
- Be willing to embrace the concept of sustainable development;
- Have a strong background in working on environmental and sustainable development issues;
- Show potential and ambition towards becoming a leader in your field of work, such as being inspirational and support to others, working with communities, being innovative and creative;
- Be committed to working on environmental and sustainable development issues in your region.
- Have the potential to report on the development of their leadership capacities.
The following grants are available per round:
- 10 grants of 2.500 Euro
- 4 grants of 5.000 Euro
- 2 grants of 7.000 Euro
Criteria for nomination
The nominator should be someone who knows the candidate well and is familiar with her/his aims and goals and can vouch for her/his bona fides. Self-nomination is in no case accepted by Joke Waller-Hunter Initiative.
Candidates should be young people who work or are affiliated with environmental CSO’s in developing countries and emerging economies who have shown potential for and interest in further developing their leadership. (They generally define ‘young’ as individuals under 35 years of age. However, it mainly refers to people who work in junior positions in their organizations who have the potential and ambition to develop into a leadership role.)
Application for nominations must be done in English. The information provided should be typed appropriately in the spaces provided in the nomination form. All fields need to be filled in. Failure to fill in the form correctly and completely might render the nomination invalid.
Individuals from the following countries are ineligible to apply for the Joke Waller-Hunter Initiative: Australia, Austria, Belgium, Canada, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hong Kong, Iceland, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Japan, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Portugal, San Marino, Singapore, Slovakia, Slovenia, South Korea, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Taiwan, United Kingdom, United States.
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