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Before you begin- please review the Leader Selection Criteria
Before you begin- please review the Leader Selection Criteria
Before you begin- please review the Leader Selection Criteria

Thank you for your interest in applying to Rise Up’s fourth cohort of the Youth Champions Initiative! 


The Youth Champions Initiative (YCI) is an exciting initiative that is advancing innovation and quality in the field of sexual and reproductive health and rights globally. Following a competitive selection process, Rise Up will select 22 visionary young people to participate an innovative virtual incubator-style training that integrates intensive capacity building, leadership development, advocacy, project funding, and technical support to enable the Youth Champions to launch creative new initiatives to improve SRHR in their countries.


Eligible candidates must meet the following selection criteria:

  1. Young persons between the ages of 18-29 
  2. Residents of: India, Pakistan, Ethiopia, Rwanda or Louisiana and Mississippi, USA 
  3. Personal dedication to improving sexual and reproductive health, rights and justice 
  4. Commitment to social change and experience in one or more of the following areas: youth development, education, sexual and reproductive health and rights, family planning, innovation and/or related fields 
  5. Ability to participate in an online virtual workshop meeting weekly for two hours between October and December 2021. Rise Up will cover all costs related to program participation, including materials and internet costs.   
  6. Proficient in oral and written English 
  7. Support of a registered civil society or non profit organization, network or group 
  8. To be eligible for a grant in association with this project, Rise Up requires organizations to be legally registered in country, be able to receive international funds, and in India to be registered under the Foreign Contribution Regulation Act (FCRA). Entities that are not registered can be sponsored by a legally registered entity.  

For more information, please visit https://riseuptogether.org/youth-champions-initiative/ to review our YCI factsheet, Selection Criteria and Frequently Asked Questions or contact the appropriate Youth Champions Initiative Regional Liaisons at YCIAfrica@riseuptogether.org; YCIAsia@riseuptogether.org; and YCIUS@riseuptogether.org; and copy Senior Program Manager Claudia Romeu at clromeu@riseuptogether.org   


The submission deadline for the Youth Champions Initiative application is July 15, 2021.


Thank you for applying and good luck! 

Thank you for your interest in applying to be a Rise Up Leader in India! 

 

Rise Up empowers leaders to expand their impact by providing the training, funding, and resources they need to strengthen their organizations, lead change in their communities, and advance state, national and local-level impact by improving programs and funding for girls and women. Through a competitive selection process, Rise Up will select 25 leaders in Rajasthan to participate in an intensive Leadership Accelerator, enabling them to achieve policy wins to reduce child marriage, improve girls’ education, delay first pregnancy, and support girls’ voices, agency, and leadership. 

 

Eligible candidates must meet the following selection criteria: 

  • Young persons between the ages of 18-35 
  • Local resident of Rajasthan, India. 
  • Have personal interest and a commitment to advocate for ending child marriage, building girl leadership and promoting education, health and rights and gender equity.   
  • Have 3-5 years of demonstrated experience, or the equivalent, in at least one of the following thematic areas: Girls’ Education, Gender equity, Human Rights, Public policy, Child Protection, Community mobilization & development. 
  • Represents or works closely with marginalized groups from socially or economically marginalized communities, tribal groups, women and girls with disabilities, religious minorities and other disadvantaged populations. 
  • Ability to participate in online virtual sessions twice a week and dedicate 6 to 7 hours every week between October and December 2021. Rise Up will cover all costs related to program participation, including materials and internet costs. 
  • Proficient in oral and written English and Hindi  
  • Be part of a civil society organization, network or community group that is based in the region. 
  • Have the support of the leadership of your organization, institution, or group to participate in the Leadership and Accelerator  
  • To be eligible for a grant in association with this project, Rise Up requires organizations to be legally registered in country, be legally compliant to FCRA to receive international funds. Entities that are not registered can be sponsored by a legally registered entity.   

 

For more information, please visit https://riseuptogether.org/gender-equity-initiative/ or contact Rajasthan Program Manager, Namrata Jaiswal, at njaiswal@riseuptogether.org and copy Vidhu Prabha at vprabha@riseuptogether.org     

 

The submission deadline for the Rise Up Leader application is August 31, 2021. 

 

Thank you for applying and good luck!  

 

Thank you for your interest in applying to be a Rise Up Leader in Nigeria!  

 

Rise Up empowers leaders to expand their impact by providing the training, funding, and resources they need to strengthen their organizations, lead change in their communities, and advance state, national and local-level impact by improving programs and funding for girls and women. Through a competitive selection process, Rise Up will select 20 leaders in Nigeria to participate in an intensive Advocacy and Leadership Accelerator, enabling them to achieve policy wins to improve girls’ access to education and educational opportunities and outcomes across Kaduna and Nasarawa States in Nigeria. 

 

Eligible candidates must meet the following selection criteria: 

  • Civil Society leaders between the ages of 18-60 years old
  • Currently working in  Kaduna or Nasarawa States, Nigeria 
  • Have personal interest and current commitment to promoting gender equity broadly in the three priority areas of health, education, and economic opportunity for girls and women
  • Represents or works closely with marginalized groups from socially or economically marginalized communities, women and girls with disabilities, ethnic and/or religious minorities and other historically disadvantaged populations
  • Ability to participate in online virtual sessions twice a week between February and April 2022 and a 2-3 day in person workshop in April. Rise Up will cover all costs related to program participation, including materials and internet costs. In the event of a 2-3 day in person workshop, Rise Up will also cover all costs related to transportation, lodging, and food.  
  • Currently work at a non-profit organization, civil society organization, media or government organization at a level of coordination or management and have some level of decision-making power that is based in Kaduna or Nasarawa States.  
  • Have the support of the leadership of your organization to participate in the Advocacy and Leadership Accelerator   
  • To be eligible for a grant, Rise Up requires organizations to be legally registered in country and  set up to receive international funds. Entities that are not registered can be sponsored by another financial entity or fiscal sponsor. Note: Government organizations are not eligible to receive grants through this program. 
  • Proficient in oral and written English 

For more information, please visit https://riseuptogether.org/ or contact Nigeria Country Director, Theresa Effa at teffa.c4cng@riseuptogether.org and copy Rise Up Project Coordinator, Rahwa Hassen at rhassen@riseuptogether.org.    

 

The submission deadline for the Rise Up Leader application is Monday, December 13, 2021

 

Thank you for applying and good luck!  

 

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If you work and/or volunteer at multiple organizations, please complete this section, and the rest of the form questions, about the organization whose work is relevant to the Rise Up program. 

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Organization History: Briefly tell us how and why your organization was founded, and describe the primary areas of work the organization currently engages in.







Previous Advocacy Experience: Have you or your organization previously worked on an Advocacy Project? Advocacy is as defined as "targeted, organized action to influence a decision maker to create political change." 
Previous Advocacy Experience: Have you or your organization previously worked on an Advocacy Project?

Advocacy Project Proposal: A key component of your participation in this Advocacy and Leadership Accelerator is the opportunity to apply for grant funds to execute an advocacy project to improve the lives of women and/or girls. If you were selected, what would be an advocacy project that you would like to develop?*
Project Proposal: A key component of your participation in this Leadership Accelerator is the opportunity to apply for grant funds to execute a project to improve the lives of women and/or girls. If you were selected, what would be a project that you would like to develop?*
Optional YCI Challenge Question
We are excited to meet and learn about the candidates applying for the Youth Champions Initiative.

We would like to invite you to answer the question below in a creative way that shares more about who you are. For example, a poem, poster, drawing, essay, or video. Type your response in the box below or upload your response using the file upload option below. 

Why do you want to be a leader in the field of sexual and reproductive health? What inspires you to do this work?


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Evaluation Score

Please score the application based on the leader selection guidelines linked on page 1. Applicants should be evaluated on a scale from 1 to 5 as defined below:

  1. The application does not fit the criteria
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  3. The application fits the criteria
  4. The application fits the criteria very well
  5. The application exceeds the criteria
Before scoring applications please review the explanations of each of these categories.