The  Sustainable Development Solutions Network in the USA is inviting applications for the SDSN Cohort of the Local Pathways Fellowship for Urban Leaders in 2021

The UN Sustainable Development Solutions Network – Youth Initiative (SDSN Youth) announced the launch of the call for applications for the 2021 cohort of its Local Pathways Fellowship program. The Fellowship is one of the world’s leading training and research programs on SDG11 for young urban leaders.

Each year, the Local Pathways Fellowship brings together a network of more than sixty young thought leaders, urban planners, sustainability practitioners, researchers, and innovators from more than fifty cities across the world to advance local dialogue, collaboration, and problem solving around Sustainable Development Goal 11: Sustainable Cities and Communities (SDG 11) to make cities and urban settlements “smart, fair and sustainable”.

Worth of Award

  • The Fellowship offers the knowledge, resources, and platform needed to empower young urban innovators to take local actions for the implementation of the UN 2030 Agenda in their localities by:
  • Guiding and informing their advocacy and outreach work;
  • Providing them with a framework for engagement with local stakeholders;
  • Facilitating mutual learning and exchange of urban solutions; and
  • Supporting their efforts to promote local understanding, dialogue and problem-solving for sustainable development.


Local Pathways Fellowship Requirements for the applicants:

  • Welcomes young applicants across the globe, passionate about sustainable urban development.
  • Be between 18 and 30 years old (exceptions may apply);
  • Be based in the same city throughout the Fellowship
  • Demonstrated commitment to working toward urban sustainable development;
  • A minimum of one year of professional or academic experience in development practice, urban planning, community engagement, and advocacy, or similar.

How to Apply

Applications are available online. Visit the website and apply.

Deadline: Application closes November 30, 2020 at 11:59 p.m. (Eastern Standard Time).

Click here for more details and to apply

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