Leading The Middle East Scholarship 2022

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Are you a young leader from The Middle East? You could attend the One Young World Summit 2022 in Tokyo from 16 - 19 May through our flagship Scholarship.


About the Leading The Middle East Scholarship:

The Middle East’s future is filled with profound uncertainty. The region is host to one of the largest populations of young people, with around 65% of its population under the age of 30. With several countries experiencing the turmoil of war, conflict and sanctions, the Fourth Industrial Revolution could provide a lifeline to this young, eager population. Given their sheer numbers, they have the ability to transform their regions, whether it be in governance, energy, infrastructure, medicine and beyond. 

In the midst of these challenges and opportunities, it is young leaders who are devising meaningful strategies to build a more sustainable region. Are you one of those leaders? If so, One Young World is looking to bring you to the next annual Summit.

What does the Leading The Middle East sponsorship pay for?

  • Access to the One Young World Summit 2022 in Tokyo, Japan.
  • Hotel accommodation between 15 and 19 May 2022.
  • Catering which includes breakfast, lunch and dinner.
  • Transport between the Summit accommodation and the Summit venue.
  • Summit handouts and support materials.
  • The cost of travel to and from Tokyo. Your flight to and from Tokyo must depart from and return to one and the same international airport.

Please note that if you are ultimately selected for a Scholarship and require a visa to enter Japan to attend the One Young World Summit 2022, you will be required to pay the visa fee yourself. The visa costs 22 GBP plus the applicable service charge of your local visa application centre. The costs of the visa and the applicable service charge as well as any further costs associated with the visa application (including travel to and from the visa application centre) fall on you as the participant.

I liked how every session brought different cultures and different people from different backgrounds together. There are so many similarities in the issues we face globally.

Leading Scholarship Delegate, Kuwait

Am I eligible?

You are eligible for the Leading the Middle East Scholarship sponsorship if you:

  • Are between the ages of 18 - 30*
  • Have an evidenced commitment to delivering positive change
  • Demonstrate capacity for leadership
  • Are addressing key local and/or global issues in your work
  • Have a track record of generating impactful and innovative ideas 
  • Are a national (passport holding citizen) of one of the countries listed below:

 

Bahrain Iran, Islamic Republic of Iraq Israel
Jordan Kuwait Lebanon Oman
Palestinian Territories** Qatar Saudi Arabia Syrian Arab Republic
United Arab Emirates Yemen    

*Most delegates are between the age of 18 and 30. The One Young World team will consider applications from those who are older than 30, pending demonstration of appropriate personal impact, initiative, and willingness to engage. We are not able to accept applications from those who will be aged under 18 at the time of the Summit.

**This designation is without prejudice on positions of status.

The selection process:

The strongest applicants will be shortlisted by the end of January. You will be contacted individually by a member of the One Young World team after if you have been shortlisted. 

Please note:

  • We cannot guarantee any applicant that they will be shortlisted or that we will secure sponsorship for any shortlisted applicant.
  • Priority will be given to applicants from countries that have been less represented at previous One Young World Summits.
  • Priority will also be given to first-time Summit attendees (not One Young World Ambassadors).
  • Due to the overwhelming amount of applications we receive, One Young World is unable to respond to individual emails enquiring about the outcome of the Leading The Middle East selection process.
  • We do not provide feedback as to why candidates are not selected.

Application deadline 1 December 2021

What could the 'Leading Scholarship' mean for you?

  • Gain greater visibility for your work & be heard by world renowned experts and leaders

  • Tap into a global network of potential collaborators from 196 countries 

  • Gain access to exclusive Ambassador opportunities, such as speaking events

Learn more about what sets One Young World apart from other leadership forums here.