Emerging Leaders Fellowship: Champions for Equality

The UNA-USA Emerging Leaders Fellowship provides professional development to UNA-USA Students and Young Professionals under 40 who commit to participating in monthly virtual discussions and leading a local SDG 10: Reduced Inequalities initiative, project, or event.

The theme of the spring 2021 Emerging Leadership cohort theme will be “Champions for Equality.” Reducing inequalities and ensuring no one is left behind are integral to achieving the Sustainable Development Goals. COVID-19 has deepened existing inequalities, hitting the poorest and most vulnerable communities the hardest. Refugees and migrants, as well as indigenous peoples, older persons, people of color, people with disabilities and children are particularly at risk of being left behind. And hate speech targeting vulnerable groups is rising. Over the course of the Fellowship, Emerging Leaders will design an action plan to work with their local UNA-USA chapter and/or other community organizations to implement their idea to advance SDG 10 locally.

By completing the program, members will be equipped with the skills to successfully lead within the UNA-USA network, such as event-planning, leadership, and communications. All program participants will create a local initiative over the course of the Fellowship and present their action plan to the National Office, the cohort participants, and their local UNA-USA chapters. There is no cost to participate.

Apply here by January 20, 2021.

Requirements for Participation:

  • Must be a UNA-USA paid member (or registered youth member)
  • Must be committed to participating in five webinar trainings (at least 3 of them being live participation)
  • Must plan to launch an initiative with their local UNA-USA chapter in spring 2021

Session Dates: All sessions take place Wednesdays at 4 pm EST.

  • January 27 – SDG 10 and the 2030 Agenda
  • February 24 – Project Design and Management
  • March 24 – Partnerships and Promotion
  • April 28 – Measuring Project Outcomes and Impact
  • May 19 – Action Plan Presentations