Grant Size :  

$10,000 to $100,000

Closing Date :

  12-08-2022

IsDB-ILO Youth Green Skills Accelerator Challenge Call

About

The Islamic Development Bank (IsDB) and the International Labour Organization (ILO) invites youth-led organizations, networks or coalitions to propose new and innovative ideas and solutions to support a just transition towards environmentally sustainable economies and societies for all.


The Islamic Development Bank (IsDB) and the International Labour Organization (ILO) recognize the leadership that young people have demonstrated in the fight against climate change and their key role in driving climate innovation, including amid the COVID-19 induced jobs crisis. To assist young people in further translating their activism, commitment and creativity into action, the two organizations have designed the “Youth Green Skills Accelerator Challenge Call”, with the overarching goal of promoting youth participation and skills for green jobs for a just transition.

Scopes

Drawing on the infrastructure and experience of the ILO Skills Innovation Facility, the Youth Green Skills Accelerator Challenge Call is looking for solutions that contribute to one or more of the following target scopes:

  • Upskill or reskill youths for their effective participation in the green policy making processes for a just transition;

  • Ensure peer-to-peer learning on just transitions and strengthen youth coalitions on the subject;

  • Create or improve training programmes to equip youths with the technical and soft skills required for the green transition in a given sector / for a given occupation;

  • Mainstream climate change into existing Technical Vocational Education and Training (TVET) and education curricula and programmes for youths;

  • Improve access to opportunities for green skills acquisition and recognition for marginalised youths;

  • Support green skills trainers and training providers in becoming agents of a just transition for youths; and

  • Translate employment creation, entrepreneurship or business ideas into solutions that accelerate upskilling or reskilling of youths for a just transition in the communities.

Benefits

Up to 10 finalists will receive mentoring and training for a period of one week to improve their projects. Following the period, 3 winners will be selected at the online pitch event and receive the following support:

  • Financial support: The top three ideas will be awarded USD 50,000; USD 30,000; and USD 20,000 respectively, to implement the proposed solution.

  • Technical support through an online Innovation Lab: Participation in the Innovation Lab: Through boot camps and remote mentoring, the winning proposals will receive technical support to turn, refine, develop, and pilot their ideas. The duration of the lab is between three and six months, depending on the stage of development of the solution.

  • Global visibility: The winning proposals will receive support to raise awareness of their ideas and solutions, including an invitation to attend COP 27, where they will present their projects; press articles in the media, videos, among others.

  • Access to a network of skills innovators: The winners and shortlisted entries will join the ILO Skills Innovation Network. They will be updated on the latest advances in innovation and skills development and get access to tools, resources and knowledge-sharing events that they can use to build new ideas and solutions

Eligibility :

  • Any youth-led organizations, networks or coalitions with contractual and registered capacity that has been in existence for at least two calendar years prior to the call deadline.

  • The applicant must be registered in IsDB – ILO common member States.

  • By organizations, networks or coalitions, they mean government agencies, employers’ and workers’ organizations, cooperatives, education and training institutions (including schools, training providers, and universities), NGOs and civil society organizations, and other educational and research institutions.

  • They accept ideas and solutions at any stage of development. They can be early-stage innovations or at a more advanced stage. They can be ideas to improve, expand and/or promote a solution that is already being implemented.

  • They can be the idea of a single organization or involve a joint collaborative effort of different actors, such as governments, employers' and workers' organisations. In case of a teamwork, a project leader should be identified to coordinate the activities and to report to the IsDB and ILO.

Post Date: 27-May-2022

Location :
Yemen
Syrian Arab Republic (the)
Turkey
Saudi Arabia
Egypt
Jordan
Niger
Tunisia
Afghanistan
Algeria
Azerbaijan
Bahrain
Benin
Brunei Darussalam
Burkina Faso
Cameroon
Côte d'Ivoire
Djibouti
Guinea-Bissau
Iran (Islamic Republic of)
Kazakhstan
Libya
Malaysia
Mali
Morocco
Nigeria
Oman
Qatar
Sierra Leone
Sudan (the)
Tajikistan
Togo
Uzbekistan
Burundi
Chad
Gabon
Indonesia
Iraq
Lebanon
Maldives
Mauritania
Mozambique
Pakistan
Senegal
Somalia
Suriname
Turkmenistan
Uganda
United Arab Emirates (the)

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