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JWHI is supporting young individuals working for environmental CSOs with grants

WECF calls out to its partners for nominating their young potentials and leaders

11.02.2013 |WICF

The Joke Waller-Hunter initiative (JWHI) is supporting young, potential leaders of environmental CSOs (civil society organizations) with individual grants to provide financial access to further education and training. The individuals cannot nominate themselves, but have to be nominated by their organisations. Either the local partners or WECF itself can nominate promising individuals.

WECF is calling out to its local partners to nominate young individuals in their organization dealing with environmental and sustainability issues. Nominees under the age of 35 are given preference, although there is no age limit. With the grants, young people and potential leaders can be given more access to better education and training on impact and success of their organizationís operations. The grant-money can be used freely, although a clear idea of how it should be put to use is necessary for a nomination.

Since the JWHI sees the need for such grants especially in developing countries, only individuals can be nominated who are not from advanced economy countries. Those from the nomination blocked countries include:
Australia, Austria, Belgium, Canada, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hong Kong, Iceland, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Japan, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Portugal, San Marino, Singapore, Slovakia, Slovenia, South Korea, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Taiwan, United Kingdom, United States

The JWHI gives away grants on an on-going basis, with nomination deadlines in June 1st and December 1st. See their website for more details.

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