Youth Scholarships for first East and Southern Africa Menstrual Health Management Symposium – Johannesburg South Africa (Fully Funded)

Call for Applications: Youth Scholarships for first East and Southern Africa Menstrual Health Management Symposium – Johannesburg South Africa (Fully Funded)


Deadline 10 April 2018.


Are you a young change-maker or entrepreneur who is keen to showcase your work at a high-level meeting that is a first for East and Southern Africa?

If so, we want to hear from you!

About Symposium

UNFPA East and Southern Africa Regional Office (ESARO) and SRHR Africa Trust (SAT) is calling for applications from young people who seek to showcase their creative solutions to menstrual health management challenges in Africa. We will sponsor 10 young people to attend the first East and Southern Africa Menstrual Health Management Symposium in Johannesburg, South Africa on 28 and 29 May 2018. You will have a high-level platform and regional exposure for your solution(s).

If this opportunity excites you, please make your proposal below as to why you should be one of the 10 young entrepreneurs selected for this important event. To make it easy for you, we have created a submission form (below) for you to fill in and submit here.


How to Apply

All applications need to be submitted in English. Please note that as you cannot save your application while filling in the form, it needs to be filled in and submitted all at once.


The form is divided into several pages. We estimate it will take around 30 minutes to answer all the questions.

Read all the questions carefully. All fields marked with * are required to be filled in.

Do not forget to check off all the statements at the end of the application form that apply.


NB: Please note that no applications from individuals working for the United Nations will be accepted.

Who can Apply

Eligibility criteria:

  • In order to participate in the East and Southern Africa Menstrual Health Management Symposium, you must meet the following minimum requirements:
  • You must be aged between 18 to 35 years old.
  • You must be able to demonstrate work/volunteer experience on issues related to menstrual health and management as community leaders, social entrepreneurs or advocates.
  • You must have a valid passport.
  • You must be based in East and Southern Africa.
  • You must be available to travel to South Africa from 27 to 30 May 2018.


Note: Young people, especially adolescent  girls and young women, working with youth-led organizations, movements, initiatives and networks are highly encouraged to apply.



Please ensure that you submit the form as well as the creative submission: What challenges do girls and women have in menstrual health management in your community and how have you helped address this? (Your submission may take the form of an essay, poem, photo story or video). Please share this directly to Cleopatra Okumu at


If you experience any technical difficulties with this application, please contact: Cleopatra Okumu at


Please read the eligibility criteria for more information on the eligibility and application process before applying:

Apply here

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