2022 Internationale SDGs Youth to Youth Initiative Summit in South Africa

Opportunity Detail

  • Language Requirement Not required
  • Gender MaleFemale
  • Level Non-Degree /Short program
  • Number of Opportunity: 120
  • Eligible Region/Countries
    All countries
  • Medium of Instruction English
  • Field of study SDGs
  • Opportunity ID 57840
  • Funding Type Partially FundedSelf Funded
  • Duration 5 Days

Opportunity Description

The Youth to Youth Initiative (Y2Y) organization is a team of young volunteers that aims to enable and inspire the global youth community to be change-makers. They provide training, networking, and mentorship of youth-led projects.

Y2Y Initiative conducts its 7th International Youth to Youth Summit in Johannesburg, South Africa. This Summit’s activities are designed as multinational functional dialogue. The event also has several networking sub-events, such as workshops and cultural activities and the development of the Y2Y Alumni Network.


Registration deadline: 15 September 2022 for international delegates, 1st October 2022 for African delegates

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Location: Johannesburg, South Africa

Organization: The Youth to Youth Initiative (Y2Y)

Gender: Male/Female

Funding Type: Self-funding and partially-funding

Degree: None

Number of Awards: 120

Eligible Countries: All

Duration: 10 – 14 November 2022

Language Required: English

Fields of Study: SDGs


The result of the Summit will impact, empower, and connect about 120 emerging leaders from different nationalities. Besides, it would integrate South African youths with global change-makers to master their skills, advance their activities, and implement ideas.

The delegates will gain unique skills necessary for the professional, creating a pool of competitive activities, bringing innovation to the next level, and creating new ideas for changing tomorrow.

During the event, ten delegates with promising ideas will be selected for one week of intense social entrepreneur training at the School for Early Social Entrepreneurs Transform. In final, 5 top winners will receive a mentorship program in Y2Y Action Hub for one year.

Eligibility Requirements

There are a set of particular eligibility criteria that delegates should meet:

  • Applicant must be a citizen of any country with a valid travel document
  • Delegates’ age must be between 17 – 37 years
  • The delegate must have strong interpersonal and leadership skills
  • Must have upper intermediate written and spoken English skills
  • Should be committed to investing in Y2Y Alumni Network’s development
  • Delegate must pay the participation fee. Successful candidates will benefit from participation fee deductions.

Summit’s Activities

During the event days, two-panel discussions per day are followed by practical workshops improving participants’ entrepreneurship and career skills development.

Also, the Summit’s intercultural activities include an opening ceremony, NGO fair, city tour, networking, and pitching activities.

In corresponding speaking panels, the speakers will answer the Summit’s questions by exploring the following sub-topics:

  1. Social entrepreneurship improving the environment
  2. Social entrepreneurship and sustainable economic growth
  3. Re-imagining human rights in the age of enterprise
  4. Building sustainable communities and preserving cultures (the role of social entrepreneurship)
  5. Social entrepreneurship positively impacting global health
  6. Transforming education through social entrepreneurship

Summit Funding Type

The Summit has two types of funding:

  1. Self-funding: Delegates who apply on their own will pay all expenses, but the Y2Y will support your fundraising efforts with all necessary paperwork.
  2. Partially funding: Delegates with a socially innovative project will get selected and pay 50% of the participation fees. After the delegate is selected, they should pay their participation fee within seven days, which is not refundable.

 Summit Participation Fees

Y2Y Initiative is a non-commercial and volunteer-based organization. It tries to keep the delegates’ fees low to only cover the accommodation, daily expenses, and local transportation costs. There are different categories of participation fees for delegates who are applying for the Y2Y Initiative Summit 2022:

  • Individual Pass (all in): 399 EUR
  • Corporate Pass (beyond limits): 499 EUR
  • Individual Pass for one selected day: 99 EUR
  • Local participant’s individual Pass (all in): 5500 ZAR
  • Local participant’s individual Pass (native): 2500 ZAR
  • Local participant’s individual Pass for one selected day: 1000 ZAR
  • Y2Y online application fee: 20 EUR

How to Apply

Applicants who wish to apply for this Summit can fill out the application form and submit it through the online portal Y2Y Initiative.

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For official inquiries, please fill in the form and submit it to Y2Y Initiative.

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