Apply for this leadership Award dedicated to recognizing the world’s most inspiring Youth Leaders actively contributing to and positively impacting the world.
Winners of the award will win up to US$250,000 to support their works.
Application Deadline: September 20, 2020
Winners of the award will be awarded a US$250,000 prize paid to the organization to which each individual contributes.
In addition to the Prize, the organizers may pay the following for the Prize Finalists (if travel is required):
The Global Citizen Prize: Cisco Youth Leadership Award honors is available solely for Individuals aged 18-30 who over the last 3-5 years have –
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Applications should be made in English. For non-English submissions, a translation should be drafted.
After recording, provide a link in the application, either from an online drive such as Google or Dropbox or from an online video platform such as YouTube.
The Global Citizen Prize: Cisco Youth Leadership Award was established by Cisco and Global Citizen to honor young people bringing positive change to the world, show the impact that young people have on achieving the Sustainable Development Goals, and accelerate global problem-solving.
Global Citizen is an action organization dedicated to eradicating extreme poverty.
Global Problem Solvers innovate as technologists, think as entrepreneurs, and act as social change agents to solve global problems like poverty, inequality, hunger, and more.
Applications will close for submission at 11:59 pm (EDT) on Sunday, Sept 20, 2020.
Up to 10 shortlisted semi-finalists will be notified by October 15, 2020.
The 3 finalists will be notified by October 30, 2020.
10 semi-finalists will be shortlisted and move on to the next phase to be judged by a panel of representatives from Global Citizen, Cisco, and esteemed activists and leaders in the international development field.
From the 5-10 semi-finalists, 3 finalists will be selected and move forward to a public vote and final round of judging.
Entrants in the award will be judged by a group of Global Citizen, Cisco, and independent experts based on the following criteria:
The Prize Winner will remain confidential and announced either at the time of filming, live on stage at the 2020 Global Citizen Prize Ceremony, or broadcast in December 2020.
Cisco and Global Citizen jointly launched the Cisco Youth Leadership Award because they believe that young people worldwide are actively working to provide and implement innovative solutions to achieve the Global Goals, and to accelerate global problem-solving.
Wawira Njiru: 2018 Winner-
Click here for more on the 2018 Cisco Youth Leadership Award Winner.
Priya Prakash: 2019 Winner-
Click here for more on the 2019 Cisco Youth Leadership Award Winner.
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