The Local Pathways Fellowship is a 10-month training program, where young innovators analyse the local context of their cities, to then develop concepts for a project to implement.
Cities account for 3% of the world’s land, but account for ¾ of energy consumption and ~75% of carbon emissions. There is an increasing need to build more sustainable cities and communities.
The Local Pathways Fellowship is a 10-month training program that provides young urban innovators with the tools to design and implement programs that champion local pathways to sustainable development.
Fellows graduate the program with the skills and knowledge to work together with local authorities in planning, building and maintaining cities that are sustainable, inclusive and resilient.
Local Pathways Fellowship
By 2050 almost 70% of global population will live in urban areas. This means that the success of the Sustainable Development Goals will depend on our ability to transform the cities we live in.
SDG 11 is your heart and soul. You're committed to the cause and ready to start. We'll guide you through this 10-month journey, but you'll take ownership of your impact.
Our goal is not only to help you launch an urban solution for your city, but to accelerate your journey in the urban development space. Fellows benefit from global visibility and exposure as champions for sustainable development.
The Local Pathways Fellowship seeks to provide young leaders with a platform, a guiding framework for action, and connect them with leading development experts and practitioners:
The fellows will take on a 10-month journey throughout which they will explore pathways for "localizing" the globally adopted goals and targets, exchange knowledge and ideas, and work to engage local stakeholders in a dialogue around pathways towards a better future for their fellow citizens.
The Local Pathways Fellowship is unpaid. The fellows will benefit from global visibility and exposure as champions for sustainable urban development, numerous opportunities to develop their expertise, as well as access to a vast network of SDG professionals and advocates.
Read more about the Fellowship on the website.
How does the SDSN Youth Executive Team select the member organizations?
The selection process consists of a criteria list:
Who does the SDSN Youth Membership Program work with?
Universities, academic and cultural institutions, university teams, student associations, youth-led organizations, research institutions, community initiatives, and digital platforms.
What are the benefits of joining the Youth Membership Program?
What are some of the opportunities Member Organizations have as part of the program?
Meet the new cohort of Local Pathways Fellows from 80 different cities who are ready to drive sustainable urban development!
Want to deepen your knowledge about sustainable cities and urban development? Apply to become a Local Pathways Fellow!
The Local Pathways Fellowship is one of the world's leading training and research programs for young urban leaders on Sustainable Development Goal 11: Sustainable Cities and Communities. It offers the knowledge and resources needed to empower them to take local actions for the implementation of the UN 2030 Agenda in their cities.