The International Youth Digital Leadership Council or “Digital Youth Council” is a 12-member council of young leaders between the ages of 16 and 24 who are working on issues related to digital platforms and safety, and who are interested in reducing digital harm for children and youth. The Digital Youth Council will positively incorporate youth voices and strengthen the capacity of youth participants to both (1) allow USAID to get reactions and creative ideas towards successfully fulfilling the goals of its Digital Strategy, and (2) strengthen the next generation of digital changemakers and advocates.
Application Deadline: 16th December 2022
Eligible Countries: Armenia, Bangladesh, Cambodia, Colombia, Congo, Democratic Republic of the, Dominican Republic, Ethiopia, Guatemala, Kenya, Kosovo, Liberia, Malawi, Philippines, Somalia, Uganda, Zambia, Zimbabwe
To be Taken at: Virtually
Number of Awards: Not mentioned
Value of Award: Digital Youth Council members will receive a one-time $300 stipend to be paid upon the start of their membership to defray internet costs for Council meetings. Council members will also receive a $700 honorarium to be paid upon the successful completion of their membership. Members must document their time to receive the honorarium. The reporting format and guidance will be provided by YP2LE.
Eligibility: Digital Youth Council members will work directly with Mattito Watson, Senior Technical Advisor, Children and Adversity, USAID DCHA/DRG, Children in Adversity Division. Additional member support will be provided by the YP2LE team at Making Cents International.
Based on the goals and objectives of the DYC, members will be expected to meet the following requirements:
- Aged 16 to 24 years as of January 1, 2023;
- Have promoted or engaged in digital literacy, prevention of digital harm, or similar issues at a local, national, or international level;
- Have a good understanding of digital harm and how youth are accessing digital platforms and the internet in their region;
- Have a strong peer network and social media presence and can reach large numbers of young followers in their region;
- Have a proven ability to inspire and a reputation for inclusive, innovative leadership;
- Have working ability in English (both written and spoken);
- Are from a low- and middle-income country and/or very well acquainted with low- and middle-income country contexts and digital harm issues;
- Are able to engage in regular Digital Youth Council meetings using platforms, such as Google Hangout, Zoom, or Microsoft Teams.
How to Apply: Apply here
Incomplete applications will not be considered. Submissions will be accepted on a rolling basis until 11:59 p.m. EST on December 15, 2022.
Have more questions? Check out the FAQs document here!