Education is the cornerstone of sustainable development yet there are currently 1.8 billion young people (aged 10-24) worldwide and over half of this population will not have the skills necessary to participate in the emerging global workforce. The United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) clearly recognize that this gap must be closed, as the international community more explicitly addresses the challenges of quality and equity in education.As countries around the world are dealing with some of the most unprecedented challenges of our time, including a global health pandemic and climate change, continued access to new ways of learning, and developing future-proof skills, will be critical to ensure the world is prepared to address the complex issues of today, and in the future.At Deloitte, we are collaborating with stakeholders across business, government and civil society to prepare 50 million lives for a world of opportunity by 2030. We are applying our core skills, experience, and global reach to make an impact through education, skills development, and access to opportunity, in line with SDG 4 – Quality Education and SDG 8 – Decent Work & Economic Growth.As a longstanding partner of Global Young Leaders, we’re proud to support the Deloitte Global young leaders Scholarship which will enable 10 outstanding young leaders to attend the Global Young Leaders Summit in Munich, Germany on 11 – 14 October 2021.
Access to the Global Young Leaders Summit 2021 in Munich;Hotel accommodation in a private room between 10 and 15 (inclusive) October, 2021;The cost of travel to and from Munich (economy class);Catering which includes breakfast, lunch, and dinner (provided by the hotel and during the Summit);Ground transportation between Summit venuesParticipation in Deloitte-hosted sessions for their delegation in the lead-up to and during the Summit, and a Deloitte “buddy.”
This scholarship is intended for young leaders focussed on improving the education, skills, and access to opportunity for people in their communities, countries, or world at large. The scholarship is seeking candidates who have demonstrated commitment to: Improving access to education, skills, or employment opportunities for those that may be left behind by the rapidly changing global economyCreating skills development or lifelong learning opportunities for people to prepare for the future workforce, including in areas where there are talent shortages.Accelerating entrepreneurship, new types of employment, or provide opportunities for people to overcome traditional barriers to employment.
Global Young Leaders will assess candidates based on their:Evidenced commitment to delivering positive changeDemonstrated capacity for leadershipUnderstanding of key local and/or global issues.Track record of generating impactful and innovative.
Submit an online application via the link below before May 2021.A shortlist of candidates will be contacted in June 2021.
.*Most delegates are between the age of 18 and 30. The Global Young Leaders team will consider applications from those who are older than 30, pending demonstration of appropriate personal impact, initiative, and willingness to engage. We are not able to accept applications from those who will be aged under 18 at the time of the Summit.
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