One Young World Refugee Scholarship 2023 for Young Leaders

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Last Updated on May 29, 2023

One Young World Refugee Scholarship 2023

In May of 2022, the office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) announced that for the first time ever, over 100 million people had been forcibly displaced, as a result of both new and pre-existing conflicts. Compounded by economic insecurity, the climate crisis, and political instability, the refugee crisis looks to worsen in the decades to come. At the centre of this challenge are individuals living precariously with unclear futures. Action must be taken to end the refugee crisis, drawing on the resources of a wide range of sectors, from local government to civil society organizations, to national and multilateral governing bodies.

As the global community for young leaders, One Young World is passionate about nurturing the capacity of young leaders from all backgrounds. This scholarship programme has been created to enhance our inclusion of young leaders from refugee backgrounds. The scholarship will enable young leaders to participate in the One Young World Summit 2023 which takes place in Belfast, UK. In addition to participating in the Summit, each scholar will join the One Young World Ambassador community, providing them with access to a continued programme of mentorship, educational events, speaking engagements, and funding opportunities.

Aim and Benefits of One Young World Refugee Scholarship

Scholars will receive:

  • Delegate access to the One Young World Summit 2023 in Belfast UK from 2 – 5 October.
  • Hotel accommodation in Belfast from 1 – 5 October.
  • Meals and catering throughout the Summit.
  • Return travel to Belfast.
  • Permanent membership of the One Young World Ambassador community.

Requirements for One Young World Refugee Scholarship Qualification

  • Must be a refugee or have direct personal experience of forced displacement.
  • Aged 18 – 35, the date of the One Young World Summit 2023.
  • Proven leadership ability (role models) in their communities. 
  • A capacity for innovation and value-driven problem-solving.
  • An ability to generate and articulate impactful ideas.
  • Evidenced commitment to creating a positive impact for refugee communities. Examples may include:
    • Improving access to education.
    • Jobs creation or skills training.
    • Advocacy.
    • Engagement with sports.
    • Improving access to healthcare.
    • Poverty alleviation.

Scholars will be selected by One Young World from public applications as well as through nominations from the Scholarship’s supporting partners.

Application Deadline: June 12, 2023

How to Apply

Interested and qualified? Go to One Young World on to apply

For more details, visit the One Young World website

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