OFID Development Leaders Scholarship 2017

About OFID

The OPEC Fund for International Development (OFID) is the development finance institution established by the Member States of OPEC in 1976 as a channel of aid to the developing countries. OFID works in cooperation with developing country partners and the international donor community to stimulate economic growth and alleviate poverty in all disadvantaged regions of the world. It does this by providing financing to build essential infrastructure, strengthen social services delivery and promote productivity, competitiveness and trade. OFID’s work is people-centered, focusing on projects that meet basic needs - such as food, energy, clean water and sanitation, healthcare and education – with the aim of encouraging self-reliance and inspiring hope for the future.

OFID is a long standing supporter of One Young World and has enabled more than 150 young leaders to participate in the One Young World Summit since 2011.

This year OFID will sponsor 16 young leaders (including five Colombian nationals who also reside in Colombia) who are active in international development to participate in the One Young World Summit 2017 which takes place in Bogotá, Colombia from 4 - 7 October.

To learn more about OFID and its activities please visit: www.ofid.org.

What does the scholarship include?

  • Access to the One Young World Summit 2017 in Bogotá, Colombia
  • Hotel accommodation on a shared basis between 4 October and 7 October
  • Catering which includes breakfast, lunch and dinner.
  • Transport between the Summit accommodation and the Summit venue.
  • Summit hand-outs and support materials.
  • The cost of travel to and from Colombia.

​​Who can apply?

In order to apply you must be:

  • Aged 18 – 30
  • A national of one of the listed eligible countries. Click here to view list.
  • Please note that five of the places available are reserved for Colombian nationals who also reside in Colombia.
Afghanistan Albania Angola Antigua and Barbuda
Argentina Armenia Azerbaijan Bangladesh
Barbados Belize Benin Bolivia
Bosnia-Herzegovina Botswana Burkina Faso Burundi
Cambodia Cameroon Cape Verde Central African Republic
Chad China Colombia Comoros
Congo D.R. Congo Republic Costa Rica Cote d'Ivoire
Cuba Djibouti Dominica Dominican Republic
Egypt El Salvador Equatorial Guinea Eritrea
Ethiopia Gambia Georgia Ghana
Grenada Guatemala Guinea Guinea Bissau
Guyana Haiti Honduras India
Jamaica Jordan Kazakhstan Kenya
Korea DPR Kosovo Kyrgyz Republic Lao PDR
Lebanon Lesotho Liberia Macedonia
Madagascar Malawi Maldives Mali
Mauritania Mauritius Mongolia Morocco
Mozambique Myanmar Namibia Nepal
Nicaragua Niger Pakistan Palestine
Panama Papua New Guinea Paraguay Peru
Philippines Rwanda Samoa Sao Tome and Principe
Senegal Seychelles Sierra Leone Solomon Islands
Somalia Sri Lanka St. Kitts and Nevis St. Lucia
St. Vincent and the Grenadines Sudan Suriname Swaziland
Syria Tajikistan Tanzania Thailand
Togo Tonga Tunisia Turkey
Turkmenistan Uganda Uzbekistan Vietnam
Yemen Zambia Zimbabwe  

 

Successful candidates will excel in the following areas:

  • Evidenced commitment to the sustainable development of their country. This commitment can come in many forms; ranging from a high level of involvement in community initiatives to social entrepreneurship or from leading responsible business practices to public service.
  • Leadership ability
  • Concern for local or global issues
  • Ability to generate and articulate impactful ideas
  • Teamwork

How to apply

Submit an online application in English before midnight GMT 20 June.

Apply now

Application deadline: 20 June 2017