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The English language component of the Indigenous Fellowship Programme (IFP) was established in 1997. It takes place at the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) in Geneva, Switzerland and lasts for 4 weeks, usually coinciding with the annual meeting of the Expert Mechanism on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples (EMRIP).

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The objective of this training programme is to enhance the knowledge of indigenous peoples on existing international human rights instruments and mechanisms, so they can use them to more effectively advocate for the rights of their communities and raise their concerns at the international level. At the end of the Programme, trained fellows are also in a better position to share and give training sessions on the knowledge gained to their indigenous communities and organizations.

 

Are you between 18 and 35 years old? Are you running a business (profitable or social enterprise) that is combating climate change? Is your business either a women-owned enterprise or promoting gender equality?

Has your business been operating for more than 6 months? Do you live in Africa?

 

Submit a video of 2 minutes or less, and tell them about your great enterprise highlighting how you are combating climate change and how you are promoting gender equality!

 

Background

This year’s International Women’s Day, UN Women, UNEP and Microsoft Africa Development Center (MADC) are keen to ensure that the voices of young women and men entrepreneurs working in the green economy in Africa are heard, as we reflect on the theme of “Gender Equality Today for a Sustainable Tomorrow”.

 

Simultaneously ensuring that innovations and social enterprises run by young women and young men in Africa region are showcased to a wide audience of potential partners and collaborators – to fuel climate action that is also profitable.

 

Benefits

In this vein, UN Women and UNEP, in collaboration with MADC, are organizing a showcasing event for young African women and men entrepreneurs to commemorate this year’s International Women’s Day. The event will provide a platform to showcase their work, share ideas, experiences and innovative approaches for effectively running profitable enterprises fueled on a need to mitigate climate change or adapt to the changing climate, while encouraging gender equality.

 

The initiative aims to showcase the powerful work of young women and young men mitigating the escalating climatic and environmental crises in the region while promoting gender equality. It will recognize up to 10 African youth voices from across the continent who are creating and advocating for effective, lasting, and transformative charge and amplifying the interdependency of gender and the environment in building a more sustainable future for all. The 10 best 2-minute videos will be played during an event on 8 March, during the International Women’s Day, and promoted on social media channels of all organizers.

Requirements & Qualification

  • Applications are open to youth around the world.
  • Videos can be submitted in English, Portuguese, French, Swahili, or Arabic.

 

Technical tips to make your video more likely to be picked:

 

  • Find a quiet place to record – outside is fine if there is no traffic, construction or wind noise.

 

  • Check to ensure your device is recording at 1920×1080 or higher

 

  • Place your phone on a stable surface to record or hold your device as steady as possible.

 

  • Make sure your phone is horizontal, and that your face is lit from the front, not the back.

 

  • Look directly at the camera, speak with energy and show your personality!

 

  • Use your creativity to show as you tell.

 

  • Keep your video to two minutes or less.

How To Apply

Interested and qualified candidates should

 

CLICK HERE TO APPLY

 

If Dropbox does not work for you, you can use WeTransfer and send the file to [email protected].

 

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Application Deadline: 28th February, 2022

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