Award of UN-Habitat Youth Innovation and Entrepreneurship 2015, Applications are invited for UN-Habitat award available to outstanding inventors, innovators and entrepreneurs aged between 15 and 32 years primarily from the developing countries. Youth from other countries will also qualify to get recognition by way of citations. Institutions and individuals that promote and catalyze innovation and entrepreneurship will also be recognized and cited. The winners are awarded a monetary prize. The total amount of the prize pool is USD 200,000 distributed among five categories.
Study Subject: Awards will be given in the following categories: Youth Leadership, Green inventions and Innovations, Urban Ecological Safety, Youth Entrepreneurship, and Social and cultural innovations.
Degree Level: Award is available to young inventors, innovators and entrepreneurs for working om innovative proposals and projects.
Scholarship Provider: UN-Habitat and the International Ecological Safety Collaboration Organization (IESCO) supported by China Development Orient Urban Development and Investment Company Limited (“CDB-ORIENT”)
Scholarship can be taken at: The award ceremony will take place in Beijing
Eligibility: The Award is open to all Young women and men between 15 and 32 years from developing countries and run a youth led for-profit and or nonprofit organization, or a business or entity that aims to improve youth livelihoods and better serve their communities with accomplishment in any of the above Award Categories. In addition to organizations or entities mentioned above, young women and men can also be nominated as individuals for the Award for their achievements.
Eligible Nationalities: Applicants from Developing Countries are eligible for this UN-Habitat award.
What does it cover: The winners are awarded a monetary prize: The total amount of the prize pool is USD 200,000 distributed among five categories. The Award will consist of
- A cash grant of $ 20,000 for the winner (Up to 2 winners for each category)
- The prize also consists of a trophy and
- A certificate jointly issued by UN-Habitat and IESCO and CDB Orient
An Innovator of the Biennium and an Entrepreneur of the biennium will also be named from among the winners.
Selection Criteria: Applications will be reviewed against four core criteria: the applicant’s innovativeness of their approaches, their capacity to effectively address their stated objectives, their ability to create jobs and maintain partnerships, and the impact and sustainability of their projects.
Notification: Winners will be announced in September 2015.
Application Procedure: Applications should be submitted via email.
Deadline: The last date of submission of application is 31 July 2015.