Phase 5

Registration Date: 10 April 2017 @ 04:30 PM - 12 May 2017 @ 11:59 PM (According to Cairo local time)

Last Chance to Apply

Deadline Extended

Due to technical difficulties that prevented final submission of applications yesterday, the deadline has been extended

Extended Deadline: Friday, May 12, 2017 

9:59 PM (21:59) GMT (Greenwich Mean Time)
11:59 PM (23:59) CLT (Cairo Local Time)

Deadline: May 10, 2017
9:59 PM (21:59) GMT (Greenwich Mean Time)
11:59 PM (23:59) CLT (Cairo Local Time)

The fifth phase of the program aims to identify and provide the young ICT enthusiasts with various opportunities to support their projects, as well as the chance to participate and be involved in the Youth Change Network that gathers youth leaders in the ICT field from the region. The fifth phase of the program is implemented in ten Arab countries: Algeria, Bahrain, Egypt, Jordan, Lebanon, Morocco, Mauritania, Oman, Saudi Arabia, Tunisia
 
The Bibliotheca Alexandrina along with TakingITGlobal have officially began the launch of Phase 5 of the Youth for Change Program as of 2017 under the theme of ICT: Supporting Leaders of the Future.
Get your chance to join in the world of entrepreneurs, do not miss the opportunity to participate in the Youth for Change program now. We have local community partners hosting the program, in addition to, country coordinators in all ten countries, making it easier to reach you wherever you are.
 
The Youth for Change Program is offering 12 mini-grants each of US$1,500 to support ICT projects with a focus on development issues within the timeframe from July to December 2017. The uniqueness of each project is based on the aspirations and creativity of dynamic young ICT and social entrepreneur’s talents.
* Note: Winners from Egypt will receive the grant (US$1,500) in Egyptian pounds
 
Through Youth for Change Program, you will be able to:
Win a mini-Grant to turn help your idea into a project.
Take action in your community through our program and project management e-course that will support and build your capacity in developing, implementing your ICT project in one of these fields:
  1. Education
  2. Economic Opportunities
  3. Networking & Intercultural Dialogue
  4. Environment and Water
  5. Tourism
Express yourself through presenting your project success story.
Make connections with thousands of young ICT entrepreneurs in your country, region and around the world, where you can share experiences and discuss issues of interest through attending regional conferences and local open forums in your community as well as online webinars and discussion boards.
 
Upon selection and announcement of the winners, the winners will be offered an 8-week online project management course with the support of experienced mentors. The winners will also be invited to a training program from 13 to 18 July, 2017, to the Bibliotheca Alexandrina, Alexandria, Egypt, where they will also present their projects and receive their grants. During this gathering, the YFC team will offer to the participants training on different topics, which may include amongst others: leadership, project management, approaches to technology platform development, marketing and making a pitch, fundraising, evaluation, and social media tools.

To join the program and apply for the mini-grant, fill in the application form and submit it along with an updated resume/CV, a cover letter and all other indicated necessary documents.
 
For any other information, please contact:

 

 Extended Deadline: Friday, May 12, 2017

9:59 PM (21:59) GMT (Greenwich Mean Time)
11:59 PM (23:59) CLT (Cairo Local Time)

Deadline: May 10, 2017
9:59 PM (21:59) GMT (Greenwich Mean Time)
11:59 PM (23:59) CLT (Cairo Local Time)


Registration Instructions

Documents Requested:

  • One Complete Mini-Grant Application form in Arabic or English (incomplete applications will not be considered)
  • Images explaining the community issue your project is tackling and the need for your project
  • Diagram explaining the general ICT component(s) of your solution/idea/project in logical steps sequence (algorithm/logic sequence structure).
  • Recent Resume/CV.
  • one letter of recommendation/reference from applicant’s supervisor at work/internship/voluntary position or school/college/university professor.

Eligibility for Youth Applicant:

  • Male/Female aged between18-30 years (at the time of application) from one of the 22 Arab Countries and currently residing/living in one of the following Arab countries:
  1. Jordan
  2. Bahrain
  3. Algeria
  4. Saudi Arabia
  5. Morocco
  6. Tunisia
  7. Lebanon
  8. Oman
  9. Egypt
  10. Mauritania
  • Passionate about creating positive change in their community.
  • Actively engaged in local community (previous involvement in youth organizations, projects, activities)
  • Have strong experience in utilizing ICT skills for the benefit of the community.
  • Candidates (and/or their project teams) should demonstrate skills in, and show knowledge and understanding of the use of ICT. These skills should include analysis, design, documentation, implementation, testing and evaluation of effective working ICT systems/projects.
  • Able to use social media tools for target reach and promotion.
  • Fluent in Arabic (written and spoken) as well as good knowledge of English (written and spoken) to be able to express themselves when presenting the projects in international events (if needed)

Eligibility for Youth-Led Projects:

  • The ICT/Development project will be implemented in one or more of the following Arab countries:
  1. Jordan
  2. Bahrain
  3. Algeria
  4. Saudi Arabia
  5. Morocco
  6. Tunisia
  7. Lebanon
  8. Oman
  9. Egypt
  10. Mauritania
  • Aims to address major challenges/problems in the community, on one of the focus fields for phase 5 of the program:
  1. Education.
  2. Economic opportunities.
  3. Networking and intercultural dialogue.
  4. Environment and water.
  5. Tourism.
  • SMART objectives and tangible activities (Specific, Measurable, Attainable, Realistic, Tangible).
  • Anticipated direct results/outcomes (measurable results directed towards the target group and society).
  • The project/solution can be based on a new idea or build upon an idea that you have already started implementing.
  • The project time-line includes specific plan of activities & solid deliverables from July to December, 2017.
  • Good use of new media/social networks in data collection, target reach, or project promotion activities.

Extended Deadline: Friday, May 12, 2017 

9:59 PM (21:59) GMT (Greenwich Mean Time)
11:59 PM (23:59) CLT (Cairo Local Time)

Deadline: May 10, 2017
9:59 PM (21:59) GMT (Greenwich Mean Time)
11:59 PM (23:59) CLT (Cairo Local Time)

 A selection committee, comprised from the YFC team and selected experts, will review the applications and evaluate them based on the following criteria:

  1. Project societal need;
  2. ICT component(s) of the solution
  3. Idea Innovation;
  4. Feasibility of idea/project;
  5. Social impact;
  6. Project sustainability.
  • Points will also be awarded for creativity, time management, scalability and team formation.
  • Only 23 potential mini-grant winners will be selected and be contacted approximately 3 weeks after the application deadline to arrange for skype interviews or video presentations.
  • One winner will be selected from each of the participating countries mentioned above. For Egypt, as the host country of the program, a total of 3 winners will be selected.
  • The final 12 winners will be notified by email, and invited to the training program and capacity building sessions at the Bibliotheca Alexandrina, Egypt, in July 2017.All 12 winners will receive a grant of US$1,500 which will be provided at the July meeting in Alexandria, Egypt.
    • *Note: Winners from Egypt will receive the grant (US$1,500) in Egyptian pounds.

Extended Deadline: Friday, May 12, 2017 

9:59 PM (21:59) GMT (Greenwich Mean Time)
11:59 PM (23:59) CLT (Cairo Local Time)

Deadline: May 10, 2017
9:59 PM (21:59) GMT (Greenwich Mean Time)
11:59 PM (23:59) CLT (Cairo Local Time)
  • Sign a contract with the Bibliotheca Alexandrina and TakingITGlobal as the project manager on behalf of your project/team that outlines their project deliverables, start and end dates, as well as their relationship with the Youth for Change (YFC) team.
  • Work closely with the YFC Program Managers and the coordinator in your county who will be following up on the project progress through: e-mails, online meetings and attending your project activities as well as offering all the support you need.
  • Participate in local open forum events in your country that will be organized by our community partners and coordinators to showcase your project and share your experiences with other youth in your country.
  • Participate in the Live Chats (online webinars) featuring different experts and entrepreneurs.
  • Provide your photo and bio to be posted on Youth for Change website as well as a quote about your experience with the Youth for Change program and your project results.
  • Complete surveys as part of our program monitoring and evaluation system.
Extended Deadline: Friday, May 12, 2017 

9:59 PM (21:59) GMT (Greenwich Mean Time)
11:59 PM (23:59) CLT (Cairo Local Time)

Deadline: May 10, 2017
9:59 PM (21:59) GMT (Greenwich Mean Time)
11:59 PM (23:59) CLT (Cairo Local Time)
 




Program Team

Eng. Esraa Adlan
BA
Program Manager
Heba El-Rafey
BA
PR & International Communications Director
Jennifer Corriero
TIG
Executive Director
Michael Furdyk
TIG
Director of Technology and Finance
Tala Nabulsi
TIG
Program Manager

Country Coordinators

Farah Al-Faraj
Country: Kingdom of Saudi Arabia
Hala Subhi Murad
Country: Jordan
Hocine Amirouche
Country: Algeria
Izzat Fathallah
Country: Lebanon
Mohamed Khalid
Country: Egypt
Rajel Boilil
Country: Mauritania
Saif Al Sharji
Country: Oman
Sara Omar Mohammed
Country: Bahrain
Youssef Chouni
Country: Morocco

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