Global Schools Ambassador Program

Young people are welcome to apply for the Global Schools initiative that is led by the UN Sustainable Development Solutions Network - Youth Initiative (SDSN Youth) in support of UNESCO’s Global Action Program on Education for Sustainable Development (GAP-ESD). The vision of the program is to generate interest about sustainable development in schools in an effort to educate and engage students with the SDGs and to encourage them to prioritize the goals in their lifestyles, education and professional careers. The deadline to apply is on 31 July.


The program aims to do this by transforming learning environments globally and making schools the hubs of education and leadership on SDGs.

The ambassadors will serve as official spokespersons for the Global Schools program and coordinate local efforts to empower schools and teachers to educate children on the SDGs.

A 3 month long online training program will take place between October and December, 2017. The program will help participants develop public speaking, research, mapping and presenting that are critical for the successful execution of the program. In addition, as part of the training program develop your project plan for the effective localization of the Global Schools program in your city. Project Serve as an official Global Schools Ambassador from February 2018 until December 2018 (10 months) and in doing so lead a local project to help achieve the program’s core objectives in your city.  

Main criteria

  • Candidate must possess an excellent command of the English language and​ have excellent public speaking skills, be able to commit at least 8-10 hours per week for this role;
  • Applicants should​ be aged between 18-29 in order to be eligible for this role;
  • Candidate must be currently living in one of the following countries at the time of applying: Jamaica, Guyana, United States, Australia, New Zealand, Singapore, Malaysia, India, Sri Lanka, Bangladesh, Pakistan, Sweden, Norway, Denmark, Kenya, Rwanda, Nigeria or Philippines.

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