Open call: Ubuntu United Nations – World Leaders Academy

24 August 2021

Photo credits: Ubuntu United Nations

Ubuntu United Nations is an online, certified, entirely free training composed of 5 themed seminars based on the Ubuntu Leaders Academy model that will be facilitated with the participation of Nobel Peace Laureates and by Heads of State and Prime-Ministers.

The program includes a 25-hour training certificate with the participation of Nobel Peace Prize Laureates, such as Muhammad Yunus, Kaylash Satyarthi and Leymah Gbowee.

When: October – December 2021 (check the dates for each seminar below)

Who: young leaders aged between 18-35 from across the world

Deadline for applications: 30 August 2021

Developed by the Ubuntu Leaders Academy, the Ubuntu United Nations is a free of charge and certified training program inspired by the Ubuntu philosophy for young leaders. The initiative counts on the participation of the UN Secretary-General António Guterres and seeks to encourage and to commit youth leaders and changemakers to Human Rights advocacy, Social Justice and Sustainable Development.

The thematic seminars are:

  • Leading like Mandela – Peace and Reconciliation, 24 October 2021
  • Building Bridges – Intercultural/Interfaith Dialogue, 7 November 2021
  • Overcoming Obstacles – Overcoming Poverty and Social Exclusion, 21 November 2021
  • Ubuntu Lives – Human Rights, 5 December 2021
  • I have a dream –  Gender Equality and Environmental Protection, 19 December 2021

The motto of this training program is Building Bridges – Igniting Youth Action for Unity in Diversity. English language proficiency is important. Full attendance is expected.

The candidates can apply through the website below by sending a 3-minute video (max) shot with their smartphone, introducing themselves and mentioning why they decided to apply to the Ubuntu United Nations.