Apply Now | Cisco Global Citizen Youth Leadership Award – 2023

The Cisco Global Citizen Prize: Cisco Youth Leadership Award was established by Cisco and Global Citizen to recognize and lift up a young person positively impacting the world, demonstrate the impact that young people are having on achieving the Sustainable Development Goals, and accelerate global problem-solving.

Application Deadline: 20th January 2023 at 11:59 PM EDT.

About the Award:

The international advocacy organization, Global Citizen, and their global technology partner Cisco have announced that applications are now open for the fourth annual Global Citizen Prize: Cisco Youth Leadership Award – an award that spotlights a young change-maker between the ages of 18 and 30 who have taken an innovative approach to solving problems, and who has made a meaningful difference towards the goal of ending poverty in their community.

Established in 2018, the Global Citizen Prize: Cisco Youth Leadership Award is an annual award that celebrates the significance that young people are having on achieving the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals, and accelerating global problem-solving. The award honours an individual aged between 18 to 30 who has contributed meaningfully towards the goal of ending extreme poverty through their leadership, dedication, and innovation and includes a $250,000 prize paid to the organization to which the individual contributes.

Candidates will be judged against five equally-weighted criteria, which include impact, vision, catalyst, global citizenship, and technology innovation. If selected as a finalist, candidates will be judged by a panel of representatives from Global Citizen, Cisco, and esteemed activists and leaders in the international development field.

As the past few years have highlighted, young people are the influential, resilient, determined spirits that the world needs right now to defeat poverty, demand equity, and defend the planet. Whether it has been young activists calling for climate policy change or defending their local communities against destructive inequalities, young change-makers have opened the world’s eyes to what matters most and have helped highlight what needs to be done to end extreme poverty.

Type: Award

Eligibility: The Global Citizen Prize: Cisco Youth Leadership Award honors an individual aged 18-30 who has contributed meaningfully towards the goal of ending extreme poverty. 

Selection Criteria:

  • Impact
  • Vision
  • Catalyst
  • Global Citizenship
  • Technology Innovation

Eligible Countries: We accept applications from all over the world, with the exception of countries and entities subject to financial or other sanctions by the Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) or other government entity of the United States of America that may restrict the transfer of the Prize money.

Number of Awards: 1

Value of Award: The award includes a US$250,000 prize paid to the organization to which the individual contributes.

  • It is important to go through all application requirements in the Award Webpage (see Link below) before applying.

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