Member organizations get access to a platform that nurtures practical solutions, with workshops and events, global opportunities, and access to hundreds of experts, academics, and research in sustainable development. Join us today to be part of a growing community of youth-driven sustainable change!
The Membership Program is a youth-led and youth-focused network that encourages engagement and collaboration at a local and global level. It gives member organizations access to research, business development resources, and events, exposing them to a community of global experts, business leaders, and peers.
The program’s pillars:
By empowering youth-led and youth-focused organizations, the program accelerates solutions towards sustainable development goals.
Through networking and collaboration, member organizations are able to connect with their peers at an international level and benefit from peer-to-peer learning.
The program prioritizes education and resource to drive change towards a sustainable future through high-level business-oriented skills such as fundraising, project management, and leadership.
The Membership Program’s platform celebrates the network’s achievements by amplifying every member organizations’ local and global steps and impact through various SDSN Youth platforms and channels. For us, empowering the youth means to learn from one another, exchange ideas and best practices, and create a chain of sustainable solutions with global impact.
Together, we work to activate a range of initiatives that deliver real results towards the Sustainable Development Goals and we believe that young people are at the forefront of that change.
Deputy Project Lead
Events & Community Engagement
You lead a student association, youth-led/youth-focused organization, or other institution dedicated to youth empowerment and the implementation of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).
At SDSN Youth we're all working towards one goal: shaping a more sustainable future. We believe collaboration is essential to achieving the SDGs.
Through the Membership Program, you will be able to connect with other organizations on an international scale and benefit from peer-to-peer learning.
To join the SDSN Youth Membership Program, please submit an application via the online application form. Please note that applications received by email will not be considered. Applications are reviewed monthly by the SDSN Youth Executive Team.
The application form is also available in other languages: Arabic, French, Italian, Portuguese, Russian, and Spanish.
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?
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