2019-05-08

Young Leaders in Sustainable Transport, Call for Applications

The Partnership on Sustainable, Low Carbon Transport (SLoCaT) and the Volvo Research and Educational Foundations (VREF) are launching the Young Leaders in Sustainable Transport programme. The deadline for submissions is 20 May 2019.

In light of the importance of building bridges with young people, VREF and the SLoCaT Partnership seek to establish a program for engaging Young Leaders in knowledge generation, policy making and professional practice around sustainable, low carbon transport. The programme intends to explore new perspectives by creating an interface between knowledge and policy. It will also raise the capacity of young people and provide them new skills in evidence-based policy analysis for sustainable transport.

The Young Leaders in Sustainable Transport will be recruited from a pool of high caliber young researchers, practitioners, and policy makers with a certain degree of professional experience and a track record around climate action and sustainable development. Researchers can be Master graduates or current PhD students. Practitioners are people who have recently begun to work in a relevant professional field, and young policy-makers can be any person who engages in policy-related work or advocacy (e.g. NGO, think tanks and similar or who are elected representatives).

Preference will be given to applicants from developing countries.

Candidates are to submit a CV and a cover letter answering the question “Which sustainable transport challenges in your personal experience has inspired you to be a change maker in the struggle for sustainable, low carbon transport and what would you like to do as a change maker?”.

The deadline for submissions is 20 May 2019 .

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Call open until 2019-10-15

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