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DSM Brighter Living Scholarship - Nutrition 2021

About the Scholarship

As a longstanding partner of Global Young Leaders, DSM is proud to offer the DSM Brighter Living Scholarship - Nutrition for the Global young Leaders Summit 2021 in Munich. DSM supports SDG 2; ending hunger, achieving food security and improved nutrition and promoting sustainable agriculture. This scholarship supports DSM's strategy to increase the availability of high-quality affordable and aspirational nutritious foods in low and middle-income countries, and is further related to tackling development issues and achieving sustainable agri- food systems. The food security and livelihoods crisis has been amplified by COVID-19 health risk, is a major helath concern and reason for further spurring investment in Nutrition. Immune health has never been more topical as now during the COVID-19 response period. Strong evidence shows that good nutrition is fundamental for a healthy immune system. In line with the expansion objectives of DSM to support more countries, this scholarship seeks to support two young leaders (aged 18 – 30) from Kenya, Nigeria, Egypt, Tanzania, Zambia, Ghana, India, Bangladesh, Rwanda and Ethiopia who are delivering nutritional solutions for their communities. Specifically, the scholarship seeks entrepreneurs who are improving the agri-food  value chain in one of the following ways:
Shaping opinions: raising awareness of the importance of a balanced and nutritional diet.
Building brands: developing responsible and nutritious brands which are attractive and affordable for the communities who need them most (especially those with low income, at base of pyramid (BoP).
Producing locally: sustainably producing local produce or nutritional products to serve local communities.
Improving small holder farmers value chain: developing/implementing programs to eliminate post-harvest losses for small holder farmers and improve quality of their produce (especially elimination of aflatoxin in maize)

Scholars will receive

Access to the Global Young Leaders Summit 2021 in Munich
Hotel accommodation on a shared basis between 10 and 15 (inclusive) October, 2021
The cost of travel to and from Munich (flights in economy)
Catering which includes breakfast, lunch and dinner
Transport between the Summit accommodation and the Summit venue
Participation in DSM’s internal on-boarding workshops pre-Global Young Leaders workshops (with DSM delegation)

Eligibility Criteria

To be eligible to receive this scholarship you must be:
Aged 18 - 30 by the date of the Global young Leaders Summit 2021.
A national of Kenya, Nigeria, Egypt, Tanzania, Zambia, Ghana, India, Bangladesh, Rwanda or Ethiopia.
Have 3 - 5 years experience work in a business and ideally running your own business.

Assessment Criteria

Global young Leaders will assess candidates based on their:
Evidenced commitment to delivering positive change
Demonstrated capacity for leadership
Understanding of key local and/or global issues.
Track record of generating impactful and innovative.
Global Young Leaders will actively seek and prioritize applicants with an evidenced commitment to addressing malnutrition in a local or national context. In particular, the scholarship seeks candidates who achieve this throughShaping opinions and advocating for good nutrition.
Developing nutritional brands.
Locally producing products or produce for local communities.
Improving small holder farmers’ value chain.

Looking for: curious and ambitious scholars thinking big on how to impact the agri-food systems in their home markets to provide nutritious foods. 

Application Timeline

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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