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King Hamad Youth Empowerment Award 2018 | $100,000 To Be Won

King Hamad Youth Empowerment Award 2018
This global award is sponsored by His Majesty King Hamad bin Isa Al Khalifa, King of Bahrain.
It was started because of his firm faith  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 King Hamad Award has two categories, One group targeting individuals. It recognizes youth contribution to achievements of the sustainable development goals. The Second group recognizes enablers of youth participation action and impact for SDGs achievement.


What You'll Gain

- The King Hamad Youth Empowerment Award in the youth action category is worth $20,000
- 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.



Eligibility

This first category is open to applicants from all UN member states. 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)
- 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).


The Second category is open to entities 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;
- NGOs/foundations,
- The media.



About The Prize

There are five awards to be won, each including a financial prize of USD20,000.

Each of the possible 5 awards will recognize a unique and successful development initiative by youth in one of the 5 key aspects of sustainable development covered in Agenda 2030, namely:

King Hamad Youth Empowerment Award 2018

People: Ending poverty and hunger in all forms;
Prosperity: Ensuring prosperous and fulfilling lives in harmony with nature;
Planet: Protecting our planet’s natural resources and climate for future generations;
Peace: Fostering peaceful, just and inclusive societies; and
Partnership: Forging solid partnerships to implement Agenda 2030


To find out more information about this opportunity, please visit the official website KingHamadAward.com.
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