Fully-funded Scholarship Trip to Munich, Germany for One Young World Summit 2021 (Aged 18-30)

If you’re a national of Nigeria, Kenya, Rwanda, Ethiopia, Zambia, Ghana, Tanzania, Egypt, India, or Bangladesh, apply now to be one of Successful applicants get to attend, the One Young World summit in Munich, with your trip fully-funded, and the cost of your stay covered for a total of 5 days.

A nutrition-focused initiative that equips you with means and motivations to accelerate your already-existing agro-business and establish new ventures. 

Read on for eligibility, benefits, and how to make sure they select you.

Application Deadline: 18:00 (BST) August 3, 2020


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If selected, you’ll receive:

  • Access to the One Young World Summit 2021 in Munich, Germany 
  • Accommodation between 22-26 April 2021
  • Access to a network of the brightest young minds from 190+ countries 
  • Access to a 4-days transformative session of speeches, panels, and workshops
  • Feeding which includes breakfast, lunch, and dinner is covered 
  • An all cost covered trip to and from Munich, Germany
  • Transport between the summit venue and the summit accommodation 
  • Participation in leadership workshops coordinated by scholars from around the globe including speeches from global personalities like Justin Trudeau, Paul Polman, and Meghan Markle, amongst many others.


To qualify for this scholarship you must be:

  • Aged 18 – 30 by the date of the One Young World Summit 2021.
  • A national of Nigeria, Kenya, Rwanda, Ethiopia, Zambia, Ghana, Tanzania, Egypt, India, or Bangladesh
  • Have 3 – 5 years of work experience in a business and ideally running your own business.

One Young World will assess candidates based on their:

  • Observed drive to impact change 
  • Evident leadership capabilities
  • Immediate understanding of major local and/or global issues.
  • Track record of generating impactful and innovative.
  • Significant record of commitment to addressing malnutrition in a local or national context. 

Basically, the initiative is looking for people who are concerned about the agri-food systems and whose actions are geared toward providing nutritious foods in their home country.

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Application Instructions

The application requirements include that you provide a brief focused description of yourself, including your current role, achievements, and aspirations.

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About the One Young Word Summit

As a longstanding partner of One Young World, DSM offered the Brighter Living/Improved Foods Scholarship for the One Young World Summit 2021 in Munich to build on the Africa Improved Foods (AIF) partnership, which is an innovative public-private partnership making nutritious fortified foods locally in Africa for Africa with the objective of ending malnutrition.

This scholarship seeks to support two young leaders (aged 18 – 30) from Nigeria, Kenya, Rwanda, Ethiopia, Zambia, Ghana, Tanzania, Egypt, India, or Bangladesh, who are making a positive impact on reducing malnutrition and improving the food value chain.

The annual One Young World Summit convenes the brightest young talent from every country and sector, working to accelerate social impact. Representatives from 190+ countries are counseled by influential leaders from diverse fields. 

One Young World identifies, promotes, and connects the world’s most impactful young leaders to create a better world, with more responsible, more effective leadership.

At the end of the Summit, Delegates become One Young World Ambassadors. Between Summits, the One Young World Community participates in an ongoing program of opportunities including caucuses, funding, peer-to-peer mentoring, media exposure, and speaking engagements.

People have been positively impacted by Initiatives led by One Young World Ambassadors since 2010.

Discover more opportunities from One Young World.

Key Dates and Order of Program

Delegates participate in four transformative days of speeches, panels, networking, and workshops. All delegates have the opportunity to apply to give keynote speeches, sharing a platform with world leaders with the world’s media in attendance. As well as listening to keynote speakers, delegates have the opportunity to challenge world leaders, interact, and be mentored by influencers.

The application date for the DSM improved foods scholarship to the One Young World Summit 2021 will end by 18:00 on august 3, 2020

The One Young World Summit 2021 will take place in Munich, Germany from 23 to 26 April 2021

  • The 2021 Munich Summit will take place at various venues across Munich City. Over 1,800 young leaders from 190+ countries will gather across the city’s well-known venues, including Olympiapark, Olympiahalle, and BMW Welt.

    Munich’s Olympiapark will be home to the key Summit days.

    OlympiaHalle will host the Opening Ceremony, plenary stage content, exhibition spaces, workshops, and catering. This is the second biggest venue of the Olympic Park.

    Directly across the park, the Kleine OlympiaHalle venue will host the three additional Interactive Stages. Unimposingly embedded into the lovely landscape of the park, two concrete arches lead the path down into the underground Kleine OlympiaHalle, which has been designed by the famous Munich architectural office Auer + Weber and which has been developed to a most demanded and highly respected location in the Olympic Park.

    The Closing Ceremony will take place at the BMW Welt. The BMW Welt is a combined exhibition, delivery, adventure, museum and event venue, located next to the Olympic Park in the immediate vicinity of the BMW factory. It is less than a 10-minute walk from the OlympiaHalle and linked via a pedestrian bridge.

    Evening social programs will take place at a selection of traditional Munich venues.

Review and selection

Due to the overwhelming amount of entries usually received for this opportunity, all applicants can’t be shortlisted.  

  • Priority is given to applicants who have never attended the summit. 
  • Priority is also given to applicants from underrepresented countries

By the end of September, applicants are selected after careful deliberations and contacted by a member of the One Young World team 

Networking and Partnership Opportunities

Delegates from 190+ countries are in attendance to be of service during summits organized by One Young World with influential politicians, business, and humanitarian leaders in attendance.

One Young World partners with 190+ global businesses, NGOs, and educational institutions.

Leading companies from every sector make One Young World an integral part of their global talent development, retention, and attraction. Companies increase their level of involvement each year to demonstrate their ever-growing commitment to young people.

Companies sending delegates include

  • Audi,
  • BMW,
  • BNP Paribas,
  • Chanel,
  • Citigroup,
  • Coca-Cola,
  • Deloitte,
  • Facebook,
  • GE, Goldman Sachs,
  • Google,
  • Johnson & Johnson,
  • KPMG,
  • L’Oréal,
  • McKinsey,
  • Novartis,
  • Pepsico,
  • Reckitt Benckiser,
  • Siemens, Unilever, and
  • Verizon,

Amongst others.

One Young World boasts the largest corporate footprint of any organization in the third sector.

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