The King Hamad bin Isa Al Khalifa Youth Empowerment Award is now open for applications from journalists covering sustainable development.
The award recognises young people''s endeavour to be effective and productive citizens, contributing to the welfare of their communities and environment, as well as institutions that improve the enabling environment and infrastructure for youth to make an impact in all member states of the United Nations, reported Associated Press of Pakistan (APP).
The award was first launched during the United Nations Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) Youth Forum, in January 2017, with the awards ceremony for the year taking place in Bahrain in January 2018.
Three winners will receive US$25,000 each, according to the International Journalists Network.
Under the 2018 programme, the King Hamad Award for Youth Empowerment to achieve the SDGs will have two main categories; one for youth action, granting 5 Awards, and a second for youth enablers granting 3 Awards.
There is also the youth action category, which will recognise a unique and successful development initiative by youth, granting five awards of US$20,000 each.
The deadline to send in appplications is October 30.
Source: NAM NEWS NETWORK