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Join Global Changemakers at the Global Youth Summit 2024: Fully Funded Opportunity in Cape Town, South Africa

Join Global Changemakers at the Global Youth Summit 2024: Fully Funded Opportunity in Cape Town, South Africa

Dates: October 21st – 25th, 2024

For Changemakers Aged 21-29

Global Changemakers is thrilled to unveil the Global Youth Summit 2024, offering a fully funded and transformative experience! This year, Global Changemakers extends a warm invitation to young leaders worldwide to join Global Changemakers in Cape Town, South Africa, from October 21st to 25th, 2024.

The summit isn’t just a gathering; it’s a melting pot of ideas, cultures, and visions for a better future. Global Changemakers invites young Changemakers, aged 21-29, from every corner of the globe to apply for a chance to participate in an unforgettable week of skills development, networking, and capacity building. Together with a diverse group of some of the world’s most inspiring youth leaders, you’ll embark on a journey of growth, collaboration, and action.

Participants of the Global Youth Summit 2024 will gain invaluable access to over 1300 Changemakers in Global Changemakers’ international network and become eligible for grant funding to bring their impactful projects to life.

What’s Covered?

  • Round trip airfare
  • Accommodation
  • Meals

Global Changemakers is an international youth organization with a mission to support youth in creating positive change towards fairer, more just, and sustainable communities. Global Changemakers achieves this through skills development, capacity building, mentoring, and grants.

Over the years, Global Changemakers has trained over 50,000 young people from over 190 countries and provided grants to 500 youth-led projects in partnership with organizations such as the Shawn Mendes Foundation, impacting over 16 million lives.

Ready to Apply?

Don’t miss your chance to embark on an incredible journey with the fully funded Global Youth Summit! Global Changemakers’ simple three-step application process is your gateway to connecting with fellow Changemakers and diving into a week of growth, inspiration, and action. Each step is designed to ensure that every participant brings unique value and vision to Global Changemakers’ collective mission.

Applications are open till May 28th. Eager to get started on your application? Apply now!

Frequently Asked Questions

Expenses and Funding Eligibility

For Changemakers selected from outside South Africa, Global Changemakers will cover the flight to and from your country’s main airport, transport within South Africa, food, and accommodation for the duration of the summit. For Changemakers already in South Africa, transport to the summit venue and other expenses will be covered.

Non-Covered Expenses

Changemakers requiring a visa to enter South Africa will need to arrange and pay for their visa at their own expense, although Global Changemakers will provide supporting invitation documents. Additionally, participants must provide proof of health and accident insurance covering the summit duration in South Africa.

Why an Application Fee?

The application fee, constituting less than 0.5% of the average cost per person at the summit, ensures inclusivity by offsetting major expenses for selected Changemakers. Any surplus from fees contributes to Global Changemakers’ grant funding pool, supporting future initiatives. It underscores applicants’ commitment to participating in the summit and Global Changemakers’ global network of Changemakers.

Refund Policy

Application fees are nonrefundable. However, unsuccessful applicants receive a discount code for Global Changemakers’ Project Management for Changemakers course, enhancing their skills and eligibility for grant funding.

Language Requirement

Proficiency in English is essential, as all summit sessions will be conducted in English.

Age Eligibility

Applicants must be 21-29 years old at the time of the summit.

Diverse Representation

While Global Changemakers prioritizes geographic and gender diversity, our network embraces individuals from various backgrounds, beliefs, languages, and identities.

Video Application Guidelines

Application videos should succinctly introduce applicants and address key questions about their initiatives and aspirations for positive change.

Technical Assistance

Applicants encountering technical issues with video submission are encouraged to seek guidance from Global Changemakers’ resources or reach out for assistance promptly.

Join Global Changemakers in catalyzing global change! Apply now to become a Global Changemaker and contribute to a brighter future for all.


Apply now!