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Apply to attend Fully-funded G(irls)20 Global Summit 2018 in Argentina

Deadline: April 6, 2018

Applications are open for the 9th annual G(irls)20 Global Summit in Argentina. The G(irls)20 Summit is modeled after the G20 Summit and culminates in a one-day symposium with local and international panelists, keynotes, and experts on economic and social issues facing girls and women.

20+ young women from around the world will arrive in Buenos Aires for a week of leadership training, social enterprise development and mentoring by female leaders in the business and public sectors. Delegates contribute the economic and social issues facing girls & women in their countries to a Communiqué delivered to world leaders in advance of the G20 Summit and leave the Summit with increased confidence, new skills, and a global network that will allow them to make change as community and global advocates!

The Summit will be held in Buenos Aires, Argentina from October 15-19, 2018. (Delegates to arrive October 14th). Six weeks later, the G20 leaders will also meet in Buenos Aires to hold the annual G20 Summit.

The week-long summit for delegates will include:

  • Workshops building valuable leadership skills — from Emotional Intelligence to Strategic Planning
  • Panels and speeches on the key issues facing girls and women globally — with an emphasis on digital inclusion and financial inclusion
  • Developing a Communiqué to G20 leaders, with recommendations based on the delegates unique experience and expertise
    Networking receptions with movers and shakers in the public and private sectors
  • Building a network of female mentors from the across the public and private sectors
    The opportunity to build lifelong friendships with 20+ young female leaders from around the world

Delegate Responsibilities

Every applicant submits one idea for a policy recommendation to be incorporated into the Communiqué + one idea for a community development project to launch at home. Successful delegates will be expected to:

  • Spend approximately 2 hours per week from June 2018 – October 2018 doing pre-summit work online
  • Participate fully in the week-long Summit, including attending all sessions, making new connections, asking questions, and bringing an open mind
  • Contribute to the development of a Communiqué.
  • Post-summit, launch a community development project at home.
  • Monthly check-ins with her mentor following Summit

Benefits

G(irls)20 will cover the following costs for all delegates:

  • Flights to and from Buenos Aires from their nearest major city
  • Transportation to and from the airport in Buenos Aires
  • Accommodation in a shared room with one other female delegate
  • All meals during the week
  • Travel insurance
  • Costs associated with travel visas

Eligibility

Who can apply:

  • Any young woman born within 1995-2001
  • Holds or can obtain a valid passport
  • Lives in and/or holds citizenship in any of the G20 member countries or additional participating regions (Middle East and North Africa, African Union, South America).

List of participating countries or regions: G20 Members:

  • Argentina
  • Australia
  • Brazil
  • Canada (1 Indigenous and 1 non-Indigenous delegate)
  • China
  • France
  • Germany
  • India
  • Indonesia
  • Italy
  • Japan
  • Republic of Korea
  • Mexico
  • Russia
  • Saudi Arabia
  • South Africa
  • Turkey
  • United Kingdom
  • United States
  • European Union

Participating Regions:

  • African Union
  • MENA (Middle East and Northern Africa)
  • South America (Bolivia, Chile, Colombia, Ecuador, Guyana, Paraguay, Peru, Suriname, Uruguay, and Venezuela)

Please note Pakistan and Afghanistan delegates have already been selected for 2018.

G(irls)20 will invite a second delegate from Canada to represent First Nations, Métis and Inuit.

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Application

Timeline:

  • March 8 – April 6, 2018: Applications are Open to Delegates. Please note applications CLOSE at 15:00 EST on April 6th.
  • May 2018: Shortlisted Candidates will be invited by email to an interview over Skype
  • June 2018: Both successful and unsuccessful candidates notified by email
  • June – October 2018: Pre-summit work takes place online.
  • October 14 – October 20, 2018: The 9th annual Global Summit in Buenos Aires, Argentina! Please note all delegates must arrive on October 14th.

Click here to apply now.

For more information, visit G(irls)20 Summit.

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