1. What is the WASH Young Changemakers Programme?

An online scale-stage support program for innovators in the East Asia & Pacific region under the age of 30 with market-validated solutions that help to address the world’s most pressing water, sanitation, and hygiene (WASH) challenges.

The theme of the 2nd edition is "Futureproof WASH." We’re asking: How can we meet the challenges of tomorrow – such as climate change, scarcity water and other natural resources, urbanization and migration – with new technologies, services, and ways of working?

Applications for this edition are now open until 15 April 2021.

2. Who is the program for?

English-speaking East Asian or Pacific Islands citizens or residents under < 30 years old, who are leading a market-validated WASH innovation.

3. Why join?

The WYCP is designed to help WASH innovators to reach the next level in their innovations. Specifically, participants will receive:
- A chance to partner with UNICEF to scale up your inn...
1. What is the WASH Young Changemakers Programme?

An online scale-stage support program for innovators in the East Asia & Pacific region under the age of 30 with market-validated solutions that help to address the world’s most pressing water, sanitation, and hygiene (WASH) challenges.

The theme of the 2nd edition is "Futureproof WASH." We’re asking: How can we meet the challenges of tomorrow – such as climate change, scarcity water and other natural resources, urbanization and migration – with new technologies, services, and ways of working?

Applications for this edition are now open until 15 April 2021.

2. Who is the program for?

English-speaking East Asian or Pacific Islands citizens or residents under < 30 years old, who are leading a market-validated WASH innovation.

3. Why join?

The WYCP is designed to help WASH innovators to reach the next level in their innovations. Specifically, participants will receive:
- A chance to partner with UNICEF to scale up your innovation
- 1-on-1 coaching with a UNICEF innovation expert
- Membership to an exclusive community of WASH innovators
- Access to a network of experts, funders, and potential supporters
- The potential of an ongoing funded partnership with UNICEF

4. What is expected of participants?

In additional to your own self-directed work on your WASH innovation, the WYCP demands approximately 12 hours of engagement over 3 months. The following activities will be held for 1-hour on a regular weekday evening (GMT+6 to GMT +9):
- 1-on-1 sessions with an innovation coach (monthly)
- Performance group sessions with other WASH innovators (monthly)
- Showcase webinars where you pitch your innovations to potential supporters (monthly)
- A mentor matching session (one time)
- Advisory meetings with technical experts

5. How do I apply?

Applications are now open from March 22 to April 15 through the F6S.
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