Youth for Policy & Dialogue (YPD), one of India’s first thinktanks made up entirely of young people, has launched the Dream350 Fellowship 2011 recently. YPD was formed in October 2010, recruited full-time members and has completed its first programme, i.e., selection & capacity building for the Indian delegation going to the Youth G8/G20 Summit to be held in Paris, France. It has various initiatives like International Relations, Climate, Economics, Skills Development, etc. under its purview.The Dream350 Fellowship is part of their Climate Change Initiative and is aimed at nurturing budding environmental activists to pursue climate policy and advocacy at the global level.
Any student/working professional (17-28 years) who is passionate about sustainability and climate change would be eligible to apply. The fellowship would be of 2-3 months depending on applicant’s schedule.
After the fellowship, the fellows would be a part of the Climate Study Group of YPD and work on various national climate action policies and plans. The aim is to focus the team completely on pitching for changes in policies. In the build up to that, it would also involve working and lobbying with various NGOs, environmental organizations, etc. to mentor the fellows.
These fellows would form the basis of the delegation for the COP 17 campaign and other international summits. The last date for submitting the applications is 22nd April 2011. The fellowship would be for a period of 2 months (May 2011 – July 2011). To know more and to apply for the Dream350 Fellowship, check out www.dream350.posterous.com. To find out more about YPD, see www.youthpolicy.in.
Sriram Mohan | YourStory | 20th April 2011 | Bangalore