IsDB/ILO Youth Green Skills Accelerator Challenge 2022 for Youth-Led Groups

Opportunity Detail

  • Language Requirement Not required
  • Gender MaleFemale
  • Level Non-Degree /Short program
  • Eligible Region/Countries
  • Medium of Instruction EnglishArabic
  • Opportunity ID 52018

Opportunity Description

The Islamic Development Bank is a multilateral development finance institution that is focused on Islamic finance for infrastructure development and is located in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia. There are 57 shareholding member states, with the largest single shareholder being Saudi Arabia.
Applications are open for IsDB/ILO Youth Green Skills Accelerator Challenge 2022. The International Labour Organization (ILO) and the Islamic Development Bank (IsDB) seek youth-led groups, networks, or coalitions to submit fresh, creative suggestions for an equitable transition toward ecologically sustainable economies and communities for everyone. The International Labour Organization (ILO) and the Islamic Development Bank (IsDB) both appreciate the leadership that young people have shown in the fight against climate change and their crucial role in advancing climate innovation, even amid the employment crisis brought on by COVID-19. The two groups created the “Youth Green Skills Accelerator Challenge Call” to boost youth engagement and skills for green occupations for a just transition to help young people further translate their activism, passion, and creativity into action.

Objectives of This Challenge

The Youth Green Skills Accelerator Challenge Call seeks solutions that support one or more of the following target areas, drawing on the resources and expertise of the ILO Skills Innovation Facility:

  • Make sure that youth alliances are strengthened and that peer-to-peer learning on just transitions occurs.
  • Create or enhance training programs that give young people the technical and soft skills necessary to transition to sustainability in a particular industry or profession.
  • Young people to participate effectively in the green transition policy-making processes through retraining.
  • general climate change in the youth education curricula and programs now offered in technical vocational education and training (TVET).
  • Support green skill trainers and training providers to act as advocates for a just transition for young people.
  • provide access to opportunities for green skills and recognition for underprivileged youth.
  • Improve youth upskilling or reskilling for a fair community transition by translating entrepreneurial or company concepts into solutions.

Important Details

Founded by: The International Labour Organization (ILO) and The Islamic Development Bank (IsDB)
Deadline: 19 August 2022
Announcing Date of ten Finalists: 15 September 2022
Date of Mentoring and training sessions for the finalists: 20 October – 3 November 2022
Final pitch event (online): 7 November 2022
Announcement Date of the three winners at COP 27: 18 November 2022
Start Date of the Skills Innovation Lab: January 2023
End Date of the Skills Innovation Lab: June 2023
Eligible Nations: International

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Benefits of This Challenge

During a week, up to 10 finalists will receive coaching and training to enhance their proposals. During the online pitch competition that follows, three winners will be chosen, and they will each get the following support:

  • Financial Support: The best three suggestions will each get $50,000, 30,000 USD, and 20,000 USD to put the suggested solution into action.
  • Technical support via an online Innovation Lab: involvement in the Innovation Lab The winning proposals receive technical assistance to translate, improve, develop, and test their concepts through virtual boot camps and mentorship. The lab can last anywhere from three to six months, depending on where the solution is in its development.
  • Global Visibility: The winning proposals will be given assistance to promote their concepts and solutions, as well as an invitation to COP 27, where they will present their initiatives through films and press coverage in the media.
  • Access to a network of skills innovators: The ILO Skills Innovation Network will accept the winning and shortlisted entries. They have access to tools, resources, and knowledge-sharing events that they may utilize to create fresh concepts and solutions, as well as regular updates on the most recent innovation and skill development.

Eligibility Criteria

  • Any youth-led groups, coalitions, or networks that have been around for at least two years in a calendar year and have legal capacity may apply.
  • The applicant must be a registered member of the IsDB and ILO.
  • By organizations, networks, or coalitions mean NGOs and civil society organizations, other educational and research institutions, employers’ and workers’ organizations, cooperatives, education and training institutions (including schools, training providers, and universities), and government agencies.
  • Regardless of development level, they welcome concepts and solutions. They may be at the beginning stages of development or be farther along. They might suggest advancing, broadening, or promoting an existing solution. They could be the concept of a single group or include a cooperative effort of several parties, such as governments, employers’ organizations, and workers’ organizations. If a team is working together, a project leader should be chosen to oversee the operations and provide updates to the IsDB and ILO.

How to Apply?

Please review the list of Application Questions (English) or (Arabic) before completing the application form. Since the online application form does not enable you to save an application before submitting it, they advise that you first prepare your application information and responses using this list. Please complete the Budget Estimate Template (English) (Arabic) and send it with the Application Form.

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