Make a video as per the video guidelines, fill the participation form & email it to firstname.lastname@example.org by 15 March 2021 with:
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The video must be made in a way that promotes her work/product; It should include the actual footage of the woman at the workplace showcasing her product/service
It should include interview/sound bites of the woman entrepreneur herself and may also include customers and family members wherever appropriate Should include information about the woman’s entire entrepreneurial journey:
Why, how, and when she started her entrepreneurial journey? Major struggles/successes of the business/entrepreneur How the business is coping with the challenges brought by Covid-19 Future plans for business Storytelling should preferably highlight the inspirational aspects of the entrepreneurial journey 4.The video quality must be in good resolution and the audio must be audible (can be recorded from good quality mobile phone cameras as well, professional camera is not necessary)
Nepali youths today are becoming increasingly aware and concerned about urgent issues concerning our future like Unsustainable Development and Climate Crisis. Youths want to take leadership and utilize their time, knowledge and energy to help the government solve the ongoing crisis and recover from it in a climate-smart and sustainable way, a recovery that would not lead to future pandemics or the looming climate Crisis. On the other hand, the local governments also need support of capable qualified citizens to help them solve the enormous challenges ahead. However, due to the lack of any platform or connection between the two, they are not being able to work together. HCI, through the ‘Sustainability Fellowships with the Local Government’ wants to create a platform for the youth to take leadership to support their local governments in designing and implementing inclusive, climate-smart and Sustainable projects to ensure Sustainable recovery of the economy from the crisis.
30 youths (atleast 50% women) will be trained and engaged as Sustainable Fellows, in a pair, in 30 Local Governments (Palikas) all over Nepal Each ‘Sustainability Fellow’ pair will be engaged for a total of 6 weeks in their local government in September, October and November 2020
The Fellows will engage with the local governments to understand the ongoing efforts and positively advocate to the local governments to invest in climate-smart, sustainable economic activities for climate-smart recovery post-COVID To solve one of the pressing issues of that area, the fellows will create and design and recommend projects or entrepreneurial ideas for the local government that are Sustainable, low-cost and can be easily implemented by the local governments to carry out green recovery and create green jobs within their local economy
Since the fellowship involves youths physically visiting their local governments, the ‘Palika’ that the fellows work with, must be the one where they are currently located or a neighbouring one where they can physically travel to.
A total commitment will be of 6 weeks that includes:
(Following the selection process, the selected fellows will undergo:)
The fellow should be:
The fellowship has been designed during the crisis to help youths be productively engaged in Sustainable Development activities with their local government. So it involves minimal physical travel and maximum online engagement
Yes. Any youths from the age of 18-30 currently living inside Nepal can apply for the fellowship.
It is not applicable for youths outside Nepal. However, once you’ve attended the ‘Understanding Sustainability’ course, you can apply for other online engagement opportunities with HCI.
The courses, fellowship training, monitoring, engagement and follow-up with HCI will be conducted completely online. Whereas the engagement of each fellow will with their local governments/paalikas will involve 7 days of physical travel/in- person visits.
Yes. You should not pay to apply for the fellowship. Once you are selected for the fellowship, you will be paid a minimal amount of stipend during your 4- week engagement with your Palika.
Yes. The fellow should have taken the ‘Understanding Sustainability’ Course.
Yes. ‘Understanding Sustainability’ is a paid course. The course will not only open doors for you for future engagements with HCI but Sustainability, in itself, is a must-learn issue for every youth of our generation. Compared to the knowledge youths receive from this eye-opening course, the fee (Rs. 1,000) is minimal and completely worth it even if you are not interested in the fellowship.