Ariel Foundation Change-makers: World Humanitarian Forum New York 2020

Ariel Foundation Change-makers: World Humanitarian Forum New York 2020

The World Humanitarian Forum is a high-profile, two-day event that brings together prominent leaders from the public and private sectors, as well as international thought leaders and pioneers from global aid and international development communities to learn, network, supply and source. It is expected to attract more than 3000 global public and private sector officials from over 50 countries.

The World Humanitarian Forum 2020 will focus on “Shaping the Future for a Better Tomorrow” with a special focus on youth (human capital), refugees, sustainable development, new funding models and climate change. Our aim is to change the narrative – from aid to investment; from hope to possibility.

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Application Requirements

Objective: At Ariel Foundation International, we mentor and engage youth to tackle real community issues with problem-solving experiences to equip youth leaders with the right habits and skills to think critically, solve problems, and lead social impact initiatives.

Application Timeline: The program is free for all selected applicants. This will be applied to official AFI packets and information to guide you through the Forum. The application for the program will open as of January 6th 2020.
Interested applicants will apply through the application portal in this webform link. The application process will close on March 10th, and selected students will be notified on March 30th 2020. Student participants will receive awards of achievement for their participation, as well as, travel guides and World Humanitarian Forum event details.

  • Applications are DUE ON: September 15th 2020
  • All decisions will be made on a rolling basis.

Eligibility & Selection Criteria To be eligible for this year’s World Humanitarian Forum, an applicant must:

  • Be a youth aged (16-30) and currently enrolled in school or a working professional.
  • Submit a resume or curriculum vitae (CV)
  • Must have a valid passport/an updated medical and immunization records for travel
  • Must submit a Letter of Recommendation
  • Be in good academic standing (if a student). We encourage all students to apply. However, successful applicants generally have a 3.2 GPA and above, or 60% and above using CWA standards.

Other factors that are considered in the selection process include:

  • If you demonstrate a strong desire in addressing issues affecting your community
  • If you are actively involved in organizations or have unique volunteering experiences
  • If you complete a compelling letter of interest about youth human rights issues

Program Facilitation: The World Humanitarian Forum will be managed by Ariel Foundation International facilitators who have been entrusted by the UN to lead youth recruitment for the program.

Please direct any questions that you may have about the program to:
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