ChangemakerXchange Summit East Africa (fully Funded) | Diplomacy Opportunities

Changemakerxchange East Africa Ashoka

This special edition of ChangemakerXchange Summit in Kenya brings together 25 of the top young changemakers and adult allies from East Africa, individuals that are driven to make a positive change, from across all sectors (civil society, media, corporate, government and more). The aim of the summit is to build a cross-sectoral network of changemakers that work together to address the societal issues they see being most present in a collaborative manner.

The summit will take place from Saturday, April 2nd in the late afternoon (with arrivals during the day) until Wednesday, April 5th in the morning (with travels back home during the day) and participants must be able to attend all days (4 nights, 5 days).

Selection Criteria:

Applicants for ChangemakerXchange:

** must be between 18-35 years old
** should lead, co-lead, have initiated, founded or co-founded their own social venture or initiative which is up and running and addresses a relevant social problem within an instution or outside (both changemakers that run initiatives by themselves as well as those that run it within an organization, company, government, the media or elsewhere are invited to apply).
** need to make a positive difference either via their own social venture or within their sector (corporate, media, government etc.)
** Speak English well enough to fully participate in the summit
** should have the skills and know-how to be part of a special community of collaborative social entrepreneurs and be willing to play an active role in this community.
** come from Kenya, Tanzania, Uganda, Burundi, Ethiopia, DRC, Somalia, Southern Sudan or Rwanda

Logistics and Costs:

ChangemakerXchange covers 100% of travel costs and conference costs for all 4 nights and 5 days (incl. hotel accommodation, inner city travel, food, entrance fees and more).

To apply:

Apply here

The deadline for applications is February 22 midnight (the midnight of your local timezone)

Please note: You may want to draft your application in a Word file before filling out the form as it does unfortunately not allow you to save your progress.

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