ITU Generation Connect Young Leadership Program (GCYLP) 2024

Leadership Program Short Program Training in Engineering , in Mathematics , in Natural Science , in Technology
  • Online, Online
  • Apply Before : March 23, 2024

Opportunity Details

  • Opportunity ID 229046
  • Degree Non Degree Program/Certificate
  • No. of Opportunity 30
  • Fields of study STEM and Digital Developement
  • Opportunity Type : Partially Funded
  • Duration 1 Year
  • Gender MaleFemale
  • Language of Instruction English
  • Application Fee Required No

Opportunity Description

The International Telecommunication Union (ITU) Generation Connect Young Leadership Program (GCYLP) is a dynamic initiative to engage, empower, and inspire young digital leaders and changemakers worldwide. In partnership with Huawei, the program supports young visionaries in implementing innovative, community-driven projects to foster a more inclusive and empowered digital future.

GCYLP is to empower young digital leaders globally. Each year, 30 fellows are selected to receive mentorship, training, and financial assistance to implement digital development projects in their communities worldwide. The program is conducted exclusively in English.

Key Details and Dates

  • Application Deadline: March 23, 2024 (23:59 CET)
  • Result Announcement Dates: Early May 2024
  • Funding Type: Grant
  • Organizer: International Telecommunication Union (ITU)
  • Partner: Huawei
  • Eligible Countries: Open to all countries
  • Eligible Gender: Male/Female
  • Target Group: Young individuals aged 18-28
  • Focus Area: Digital development projects across various sectors
  • Study Level: STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics) or demonstrably STEM-related tertiary education
  • Number of Opportunity: 30 fellows per year
  • Host Country: Global, with an in-person global training week (location TBC)

Benefits and Financial Aids

Applicants will benefit from the GCYLP as follows:

  • Virtual mentorship and leadership training sessions by ITU and Huawei.
  • Participation in an in-person global training week
  • Up to USD 10,000 grant for implementing digital development projects:
    • Initial USD 5,000 grant for all selected fellows.
    • Additional USD 5,000 grant for the most impactful projects.

Eligibility Criteria

If you wish to apply for the Generation Connect Young Leadership Program (GCYLP), please review these requirements:

  • The age between 18 and 28 is by the application deadline.
  • Interest in leading and implementing a digital development project.
  • Enrolled in or recently graduated from a STEM or STEM-related academic program.
  • Proficiency in English, the program’s main language.

Selection Process

The following is the selection process:

  • Initial screening of applications by ITU and Huawei staff.
  • Shortlisted candidates will receive an invitation to provide additional documentation within a specified timeframe.
  • The final selection by the GCYLP Jury aims for gender balance and regional representation.
  • Announcement of selected fellows by early May 2024

How to apply?

Complete the application form by the deadline and apply it online:


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For inquiries, refer to the Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) or email You can also check the official ITU website.


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