Local Pathways Fellowship

Local Pathways Fellowship

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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.

Local Pathways Fellowship

Overview

  • 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.

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Our Impact

112
Cities
356
Total Fellows

Meet the team

Ana Ynestrillas

Project Lead

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Lead urban change. Help us build the cities of the future

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Cities are critical to shaping a sustainable future

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.

We're looking for stubborn urban optimists

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.

The journey doesn't end at the Fellowship

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.

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Applications open annually in October.

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SDSN Youth appoints the fourth cohort of Local Pathways Fellows

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. 

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SDSN Youth appoints the fourth cohort of Local Pathways Fellows

SDSN Youth appoints the fourth cohort of Local Pathways Fellows

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. 

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Local Pathways Fellows propose COVID-19 Rapid Response Solutions for Cities

Local Pathways Fellows propose COVID-19 Rapid Response Solutions for Cities

New York, USA: Given the strong impact that COVID-19 has had on cities, the 2020 cohort of Local Pathways Fellows developed a set of innovative solutions that address the SDG 11 targets which are presented in the report titled “COVID-19 Rapid Response Solutions for Cities by the 2020 Local Pathways Fellows”.

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Celebrating youth-led climate solutions at the #YouthLead Innovation Festival

This International Youth Day, we join the UN Office of the Secretary-General's Envoy on Youth in highlighting young people innovating for a more sustainable world!

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Latin American Solution to a Climate and Health Crisis

On March 27th, the SDG Students Program, an SDSN Youth initiative, hosted its first non-english event for students in Mexico and Latin America.

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Climate Justice as Health Equity - Regional Seminar with Young Professionals

On April 2nd, our student network joined six young health advocates for an interactive discussion on the intersectionality of climate justice and health equity.

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GOALs Live! Social Media for Activism

LIVE NOW: How can we leverage digital and social media for activism, action, and sustainable development?

Join our conversation with Michael Morgan to discuss!

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GOALs Live! with SDG Talks Podcast Hosts

Tune-in to learn how to communicate sustainable development to a global audience!

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GOALs Live! Strategies for Peacebuilding

With Luca Bucken and Victoria Ibiwoye (chaired by Ezra Yego)


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GOALS Live! With Dr. Lisa Dale

We are Live on GOALs with Dr. Lisa Dale!

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Vatican Youth Symposium 2016

On 30-31 October 2016, SDSN Youth assembled young leaders from a variety of disciplines including tech, advocacy, research and policy to the Vatican for a series of interactive workshops to trade knowledge, co-generate ideas and operationalize solutions to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals.

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SDSN Youth Webinar: Youth and Sustainable Development

Former Global Coordinator, Sam Loni interviews Prof. Jeffrey Sachs on the role of youth in sustainable development.

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Meet Our Leaders: The Importance of Addressing Inequality And How To Avoid Political And Social Unrest

SDSN Youth's Muriam Fancy interviews Prof. Joshua Castellino on the importance of addressing inequality and how to avoid political and social unrest

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MY World México Webinar: The role of young people in the implementation and monitoring of the 2030 Agenda

Former Global Coordinator of SDSN Youth, Sam Loni is interviewed by Karol Arámbula.

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Meet our Leaders: Youth In the Climate Movement

SDSN Youth's Sam Loni interviews Patricia Espinosa (Executive Director of UN Climate Change) on the role of youth in climate action.

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SDSN Youth Live! Webinar with Sir Robert Watson

On May 29, SDSN Youth is hosting a LIVE webinar with Sir Robert Watson, former Chair of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) and the Intergovernmental Science-Policy Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services (IPBES), about climate change and biodiversity.

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High Level Webinar on Youth and Sustainable Development in Africa On the International Youth Day 2020 “Youth Engagement for Global Action”

The theme of International Youth Day 2020, “Youth Engagement for Global Action” seeks to highlight the ways in which the engagement of young people at the local, national and global levels is contributing towards the agenda 2030, 2063 and beyond, as well as draw lessons on how their representation and engagement in formal institutional politics can be significantly enhanced.

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2018 Vatican Youth Symposium

The 2018 Vatican Youth Symposium, which was jointly convened by the Pontifical Academy of Sciences (PAS) and SDSN Youth, brought together youth entrepreneurs, activists, and innovators for training in global development. The theme of the conference, which was Youth Leadership for Integral Human Development: Laudato Si’ and the Sustainable Development Goals, motivated participants to recommit themselves to partnerships for the 2030 Agenda and to their role as youth leaders for a brighter, better future.

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VYS 2017: Young leaders gather in Vatican City to tackle the world’s biggest challenges

Vatican City: On October 14-15, 2017 the Pontifical Academy of Sciences (PAS), in collaboration with the UN Sustainable Development Solutions Network (SDSN) and its Youth Initiative (SDSN Youth), will host the fourth edition of the Vatican Youth Symposium within the headquarters of the Pontifical Academy of Sciences, the Casina Pio in the Vatican City.

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