The SDGs Champions Fellowship (SDGCF) provides ambitious organizations the means to act locally and sustainably to manifest their vision for their communities. Through project and organization development and the use of human-centered design principles, we allow organizations operating in rural communities to implement impactful, transformative inclusive projects.

What’s the SDGs Champions Fellowship?

SDGs Champions Fellowship is a 6-month program that selects and funds non-profit organizations committed to promoting the Sustainable Development Goals in rural communities. The program supports 10 organizations per cycle, through the implementation of impactful projects aligned with the SDGs in order to make the achievement of the 2030 Agenda a national priority by engaging local actors and reducing development imbalances between rural and urban communities.

The Fellowship is divided in two stages: the Preparation and Implementation stages. During the Preparation stage of the fellowship, participants will learn or enhance their technical skills and abilities in project design, effective budgeting, strategic planning, organisation and monitoring and evaluation of implemented projects. It is also during this stage that the organizations will choose a SDG to address and a target community. They will use the forementioned skills to design and send a project proposal for approval, consisting of a $25.000 per organization budget and an implementation timeline. Once approved, participants proceed to the Implementation stage, during which they will implement and monitor the projects they designed. Throughout, participants will benefit from the supervision and expertise of the Fellowship Team.

Our mission 

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Eligibility

In order to apply to the program, prospective applicants must fulfill the following conditions:

  • Be a legally registered organization (or in the process of registering).  
  • Be owned and managed by an individual with African citizenship.
  • Have at least 3 years of experience in the implementation of Sustainable Development Programs in rural areas in the Sahel;
  • Organizations that promote gender equality and social inclusion are strongly encouraged to apply.  

Selection Criteria

After submitting their application, applicant will be judged upon the following criteria: 

  • Understanding of target environment;
  • Implementation of community outreach and social development projects;
  • Ability to communicate in and translate multiple dialects;
  • Has previously brought awareness upon an issue;
  • Consultation with and inclusion of target community;
  • Has engaged in their community sustainability;

 

How to Apply?

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