Organised and delivered by the Commonwealth Youth Programme, the Commonwealth Youth Awards for Excellence in Development Work aims to recognise and celebrate young people (aged 15 – 29) in the Commonwealth who are spearheading impactful, sustainable development work in their communities.
Application Deadline: October 17th 2021 – Click here to apply
The main objectives of the Commonwealth Youth Awards are to:
Highlight the contributions young people are making to development work in the Commonwealth, particularly through the Sustainable Development Goals;
Create an environment which will encourage and sustain investments in youth-led development;
Illustrate the depth and breadth of talent, commitment and creativity that exists among young people across the Commonwealth; and
Motivate, encourage and challenge young people to set high standards for their work/service at community, national, regional or international levels.
The nominee must have been engaged in development work for more than 12 months, either in a professional or voluntary capacity;
The nominee must be a Commonwealth citizen and the development work must be taking place in a Commonwealth member country;
The nominee should not be older than 29 years of age on 31 December 2021;
Individuals can nominate themselves or be nominated by someone who can accurately describe their development work; and
Winners must agree to take part in publicity generated by the Commonwealth.