Deadline: 7th March 2021

Application is now open for Young Leaders Digital Space Programme 2021. The IAS – International AIDS Society, Y+ Global, Youth RI, ATHENA Network, The PACT, Adolescent HIV Treatment Coalition (ATC) and the Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric Aids Foundation (EGPAF) have teamed up to build and facilitate a collective digital space that will be developed by young leaders and for young people.

The application is open to young people across the world who are under the age of 30 years and are affiliate with a youth-led, youth enabling or youth serving community based organization, young people who plays leadership role in their community and are passionate about using digital technology to network, share and learn.

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The goal of the young leaders digital space 2021 is to co-create, curate and nurture a digital space for young leaders living with or affected by HIV that:

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The selected beneficiaries will benefit from the from the following:


To be eligible for the program, Young leaders must meet these selection criteria:

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We are looking for TEN YOUNG LEADERS to take part in the design process of this digital space.

15 February 2021: Call for applications

7 March 2021: Young leaders’ application deadline

March 2021: Review and selection of candidates

Late March 2021: Applicants informed of outcome

5-13 April 2021: Young leaders’ curriculum to design digital space

May 2021: Development of the digital space

18-21 July 2021: Young leaders attend 11th IAS Conference on HIV Science (IAS 2021) and launch digital space

August 2021-July 2022: Young leaders promote digital space and support next cohort of young leaders


Applications can be made in any of the official languages of the United Nations (Arabic, Chinese, English, French, Russian and Spanish).

All documents and/or links must be sent in ONE email

Please apply by submitting the following by 23:59 CET Sunday 7th March 2021:

  1. Create a video, audio recording, essay or graphic that tells us WHY you want to be a young leader and demonstrates that you meet ALL of the above selection criteria. You can do this in any medium you would like – we encourage you to get creative! Audio and video clips should not exceed 2 minutes and essays and graphics should not exceed 1 page.
  2. Include your latest CV (maximum 2 pages)
  3. Include a one-page written peer-reference from a colleague, friend or family member who can speak to your leadership skills and tell us why we should select you as a young leader.

Complete applications should be sent to

Please send all documents and/or links in one email and note that only complete applications will be considered.

Only applicants who have demonstrated the selection criteria will be considered.

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