King Hamad Youth Empowerment Award to Achieve the Sustainable Development Goals 2018
Deadline: October 30, 2018
Applications are invited for the King Hamad Award for Youth Empowerment to Achieve the SDGs 2018. First of its kind, this global award comes as an expression of the firm faith of His Majesty King Hamad bin Isa Al Khalifa, King of Bahrain, in young people’s potential to lead their countries and the world towards a better shared future of peace and prosperity for all people on a healthy and renewable planet, as envisioned by the world’s most ambitious plan to transform our world – The 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development.
The award recognizes young people’s endeavour to be effective and productive citizens, contributing to the welfare of their communities and environment, as well as institutions that improve the enabling environment and infrastructure for youth to make an impact, in all United Nations Member States. The kingdom of Bahrain believes that investing in the capabilities, energies and ingenuity of young people brings about the best yields for sustainable development and future well-being of any nation.
- As of the 2018 Award Cycle, the King Hamad Award for Youth Empowerment to achieve the SDGs will have two main categories; one for youth action, granting 5 Awards, and a second for youth enablers granting 3 Awards.
- The King Hamad Youth Empowerment Award in the youth action category is worth $20,000 and the NGOs/Foundations in the Youth Enablers category is worth $25,000, to be submitted as a one-time grant in full after the awarding ceremony
- All winners of the King Hamad Youth Award will be invited to attend the awards presentation will take place in the Kingdom of Bahrain
- Flights and accommodation will be paid by MYS for each of the 8 winners
- All winners agree to willingly participate in media briefings and statements that MYS or the UNDP may require as follow-up to receipt of the award
- Open to applicants from all UN member states;
- Youth Action Category: Applicants could be individual youth above the age of 15 years and below the age of 30 years; a youth-led entity (defined as any entity, in which at least 50% of current management/leadership is below age of 30); or a youth-focused entity (defined as any entity, in which at least 90% of resources serve youth above 15 and below 30 years of age).
- Youth Enabler Category: This category is open to entities that that are legally recognized and registered in a UN member state, in one of the following four sectors:
- The governmental and public sector;
- The private sector;
- The media
- All applications must be submitted in English.