King Hamad Award for Youth Empowerment 2022

King Hamad Award for Youth Empowerment

The King Hamad Award for Youth Empowerment for achieving the SDGs is now accepting applications. It honors young people who strive to be effective and active citizens and contribute to the well-being of their communities and environment, as well as organizations that create the enabling environment and infrastructure for youth to make a difference.

This global award for youth empowerment is unique globally, and it reflects King Hamad bin Isa Al Khalifa. The King of Bahrain firm believes in young people’s ability to lead their countries, communities, and the world toward a faster-shared future of peace and prosperity for all people on a healthy and sustainable planet. All the King Hamad Award winners will be invited to the awards ceremony, which will be held in the Kingdom of Bahrain. The 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development was initially intended as the world’s most ambitious plan to transform.

Award categories:

The awards are divided into two categories.

  • The first category recognizes the role of youth in achieving the Sustainable Development Goals.
  • The second category of the award recognizes enablers of young involvement, action, and influence for SDG accomplishment.

Here are more details about the King Hamad Award for Youth Empowerment

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  • Country: Bahrain
  • Financial coverage: Fully Funded
  • Deadline: July 1, 2022
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    Eligibility Criteria :

    Here are the criteria to apply for the King Hamad Award for Youth Empowerment:

    For the Category I: 

    • Recognizing youth contribution to achieving the Sustainable Development Goals is open to applicants from all UN member states.
    • Individuals between the ages of 15 and 35 years old are eligible to apply.
    • A youth-led entity is defined as one in which at least 50% of current management/leadership is under the age of 35, while a youth-focused entity is defined as one in which at least 90% of resources are directed toward youth aged 15 to 35.

    For the Category II: 

    • Organizations that are legally recognized and registered in a UN member state in one of the following four sectors are eligible to be recognized as enablers of youth engagement, action, and influence towards the accomplishment of the SDGs:
    • firstly, there is the governmental and public sector;
    • Second, there is the private sector.
    • Third, non-governmental organizations, professional and labor organizations, and foundations.
    • Finally, there is the media industry.
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    Benefits :

    Following are the benefits for the participants:

    • In the youth action category, the King Hamad Award for Youth Empowerment to achieve the SDGs is worth $20,000.
    • In the Youth Enablers category, the award is worth $25,000.
    • The Ministry of Youth and Sports will cover each of the 8 winners’ flights and accommodations to attend the awards ceremony.
    • The award will be granted in full as a one-time grant following the award ceremony.
    • All winners of the King Hamad Award will be invited to the awards ceremony, which will be held in the Kingdom of Bahrain.

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    Application Process:

    • The application process is online.
    • The deadline for application submissions is 1st July 2022, at 12 a.m. Bahrain time.
    • By October 2022, all winners will be notified of their selection.

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