Invitation to Apply:
Growing the Future
Youth Leadership in Food Security
Read more about the program and how to apply in English, French, and Spanish here.
The Youth, Prosperity, and Security Initiative and the Global Food Security Project at the Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS) invite young agricultural entrepreneurs to submit applications for Growing the Future. Do you know someone who is between the ages of 18 and 30 who wants to join the conversation about how to change food systems around the world? Consider sharing the Growing the Future fellowship opportunity with them.
Participants will have the opportunity to meet with senior level leaders in the U.S. Government, NGOs, international financial institutions, foundations, and others working on global food security. The program will foster relationships between young agricultural entrepreneurs from countries in which the U.S. has major agricultural programs and U.S. policymakers, private sector leaders, academics, and other stakeholders in agricultural development.
The Growing the Future fellowship program targets agricultural entrepreneurs and innovators from Feed the Future focus countries. Youth may be generating employment, empowering women and girls, or adding to community and regional food security. Special attention will be paid to current and former Young African Leaders Initiative Network (YALI) fellows and International Youth Foundation YouthActionNet fellows.
Applications should not exceed 3 pages single spaced 12-point font. Please submit all application materials in .PDF form to FoodSecurity@csis.org by March 30, 2016.