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Get Empowered with the UN SDSN Youth Local Pathways Fellowship (LPF) Program 2024

by Roveen Anyango
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Are you young, ambitious, and a leader in your local community? Are you an innovator or activist in any field? If you’ve answered yes to the above questions, then the United Nations Sustainable Development Solutions Network Youth Initiative (UN SDSN Youth) is a program for you.

The UN SDSN Youth is on a mission to empower and equip young urban leaders from cities worldwide with the knowledge, resources and platforms they need to advance on their Sustainable Development Goal 11.

Through the Local Pathway Fellowship (LPF), young urban thought leaders, activists, and innovators will get the training, support, and connections they need to transform their cities and urban areas.

Benefits of UN SDSN Youth program

Through the UN SDSN Youth program, you stand to gain the following:

  • You get global visibility and exposure as a champion for sustainable urban development. You will also get countless opportunities to develop your expertise and have access to UN SDSN’s vast network of professionals and advocates.
  • You will be part of the efforts by UN, governments, companies, and civil societies to develop and lead a global sustainability movement.
  • You will join a movement of young people committed to sustainable development and will gain the skills and tools you need to overcome key challenges and make a meaningful impact in communities.

These are just a few of the many more benefits you will gain from this program.


To be selected as an LPF, you must meet these requirements:

  • Have an interest in sustainable development and must be passionate about the SDSN mission, such as the pursuit of SDGs and the Paris Agreement on climate change.
  • Have a strong knowledge of urban planning, urban environment, urban sustainability, development practice, urban tech, community engagement, advocacy, or related fields.
  • You must have professional or academic experience in urban planning, urban environment, urban tech, development practices, urban sustainability, and related or similar fields.
  • Have excellent organizational and leadership skills.
  • Be a proven team player with great people skills and the ability to coordinate development projects.
  • Have a great command of English, including writing, speaking, listening, and know the local language of the city you represent.
  • Demonstrate that you have time and resources to commit to the fellowship, on top of having consistent and stable internet.
  • Be between 18-30.

If you meet these criteria, then click here to apply before January 22, 2024.

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