The Joke Waller-Hunter (JWH) Initiative creates opportunities for young people in the environmental sector in developing countries to unfold their full potential. By giving small grants to individuals to expand their knowledge, experience and training, the Initiative aims to strengthen environmental Civil Society Organisations capacity and efficiency.
The mission of the JWH Initiative is therefore to provide an accessible and tailored small grant for education and training of individuals who are nominated by their organisation as potential future leaders. In order to promote lasting change towards a more sustainable world, the environmental movement is in constant need of inspirational and skilful leadership. Young people working for environmental CSOs, especially in developing countries, often have few opportunities to develop leadership skills due to a lack of resources for schooling, training or practical learning.
JWH Initiative aims to stimulate leadership of young people in environmental Civil Society Organisations in order to secure dedicated, knowledgeable and skillful leaders for the environmental movement in the developing world.
The definition of ‘young’ is not linked to a concrete age limit. Hence, we would like to especially encourage the nomination of the following;
- Young women and local community leaders, with preference given to young women and men under 35 of age.
- Young people who work or are affiliated with environmental CSO’s in developing countries and emerging economies who have shown potential for and interest in further developing their leadership.
- Candidates who come from anywhere except from ‘advanced economies’.
- The candidates should have proof of an excellent track record in fully embracing the idea of sustainable development.
- Candidates should have a strong background in working on environmental and sustainable development issues.
- Show potential and ambition towards becoming a leader in her/his field of work
- Committed to working on environmental and sustainable development issues in their country/region.
- The candidate should be willing and have the potential to report on the development of their leadership capacities. etc
NOTE: JWHI works with a nomination process which means the participants cannot apply themselves. The nominator takes part of the responsibility for the participants’ genuineness and will co-sign the Memorandum of Understanding should the candidate be selected.
APPLICATION DEADLINE IS AUGUST 24, 2022