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ACCESS FELLOWSHIP

Tap into a young urban leader network, get a head start in the WASH sector
Receive a grant of up to INR 4,50,000 per team

CALL Inviting young professionals to participate in a three-month unique
ACCESS program to actively contribute to water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH) and healthy space challenges faced by disadvantaged urban communities in India
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ACCESS Fellowship

ABOUT THE ACCESS PROGRAM

The aaco initiative invites young professionals to participate in a three-month unique ACCESS program. The fellows will actively contribute to the public discourse on WASH and healthy space challenges faced by disadvantaged urban communities in India.

The ACCESS program aims to share local communities’ urban challenges such as flooding, drought, lack of access to drinking water and sanitation, solid waste management etc. It will also focus on interventions such as nature-based solutions or infrastructural solutions through various storytelling mediums.

The program aims to equip a young talent pool to engage with local communities, community organizations and other stakeholders to narrate compelling stories that spark change.

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WHY THE PROGRAM?

The ACCESS program aims for:

  • Opportunities for youth to learn, develop skills and engage with WASH and healthy space challenges in disadvantaged urban communities
  • Powerful narration of on-ground stories on the challenges faced by the community and their effort to instigate meaningful discourses and implement solutions
  • Collaboration of young people from diverse backgrounds and disciplines to offer new perspectives and creativity in communicating complex problems

WHAT WILL THE FELLOWS RECEIVE?

  • A young urban leader network and a headstart in the WASH sector
  • Financial grant of up to INR 4,50,000 per team (three-member team). Each member receives INR 1,50,000. The grant is inclusive of all applicable taxes
  • Site-based applied learning, knowledge-sharing, capacity-building and direct technical assistance by aaco partners
  • One-to-one mentorship and coaching from field experts
  • Workshops on topics such as stakeholder engagement methods, design-thinking, effective story narration etc.
  • Global visibility and connections

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