Ban Ki-Moon Centre For Global Citizens (Bkmc) Scholarship Program 2024: Opportunity For Young Africans

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Applications are currently being accepted for the 2024 Ban Ki-moon Global Citizen Scholarship Program. Following several successful cycles of the Global Citizen Scholarship Program, the Ban Ki-moon Centre for Global Citizens (BKMC) is pleased to announce the commencement of the 7th round of our Global Citizen Scholarship. The program aims to empower young African global citizens who are committed to advancing the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

The GC Scholarship is a fully virtual scholarship initiative designed to empower young African change-makers to address one or more of the SDGs within their communities. Participants propose and implement a localized SDG Micro-Project, in addition to benefiting from a summer school, peer-to-peer mentoring, and various expert training sessions and workshops on specific topics.

This training opportunity is open to 17 young African change-makers between the ages of 20 and 35 from the following countries:

  • Ghana
  • Nigeria
  • Cameroon
  • Ethiopia
  • Kenya

Eligibility Criteria:

  1. African youth of any race, gender, or sexual orientation are eligible to apply.
  2. Applicants must hold citizenship from one of the following countries:
    • Ghana
    • Nigeria
    • Cameroon
    • Ethiopia
    • Kenya
  3. Applicants must be between the ages of 20 and 35.
  4. Applicants must have completed at least a Bachelor’s degree or higher.
  5. Applicants must demonstrate a strong commitment to the SDGs and the principles of global citizenship.
  6. Applicants must have a minimum English proficiency level of B2 according to European Standards.


  • Throughout 8-9 months, selected scholars will have the opportunity to enrich their expertise in Agenda 2030 and the Sustainable Development Goals, advance their understanding of entrepreneurship for sustainable development, and establish connections within professional networks.
  • Additional benefits include full coverage of expenses for a one-week summer school training with MCI Innsbruck, coverage of other expert workshops, participation in a peer-to-peer mentoring program, and the receipt of seed funding of 500 USD to support the implementation of an SDG micro-project, which will be provided after the successful submission of a project proposal.
  • Upon successful completion of their SDG micro-project, scholars will receive a Certificate of Achievement signed by both co-chairs of the Ban Ki-moon Center, H.E. Ban Ki-moon and H.E. Dr. Heinz Fischer.

Application Procedure:

During the nomination process, you will be required to provide:

  • Personal information (e.g., name, contact details, date of birth, address, citizenship, gender, education, language proficiency, brief profile description)
  • Professional details (e.g., academic qualifications, organization name, role)
  • Details of the SDG Micro-Project (title, issues addressed, relevant SDGs, general process, implementation plan) At the final stage of the nomination process, you will need to attach:
  • Your motivational statement
  • A portrait photograph of yourself (in JPEG or PNG format)
  • An introductory video (maximum 30 seconds, in MP4 or MOV format)
  • Your curriculum vitae (CV)
  • An outline of your SDG Micro-Project idea

For Further Details:

Application Deadline: February 25, 2024, at 5:55 PM

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