Young Leaders in Sustainable Transport
The SLOCAT Partnership on Sustainable, Low Carbon Transport and the Volvo Research and Educational Foundations (VREF) are accepting applications for the 2020 edition of the Young Leaders in Sustainable Transport programme.
The programme seeks to build bridges between the transport community and young people to explore new perspectives by creating an interface between knowledge and policy. It will raise the capacity of young people and provide them new skills in evidence-based policy analysis for sustainable transport.
Young people are recognised as the torchbearers of sustainable development and the vanguards in the struggle against climate change. By working directly with young leaders, the transport community will empower the generation who can help foster far-reaching and unprecedented change and build long-lasting bridges with other constituencies.
Who qualifies for the Young Leaders programme?
The Young Leaders in Sustainable Transport will be recruited from a pool of high calibre 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).
Suitable candidates fulfill the following criteria:
- Recently graduated from a graduate school programme or between three (3) to five (5) years of work experience in an organisation working on global climate and sustainability agendas.
- Strong interest in knowledge-based policy-making, as well as in the role transport can play in putting communities on pathways toward sustainable development and climate change action.
- Educational background in sciences and/or humanities; efforts are to be made to recruit Young Leaders beyond transport-related fields.
- Fluency in English (oral and written). Preference will be given to applicants who come from and/or focus their activities on Global South regions.
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