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Youth Advocate at Danish Embassy SA

Calling all Youth of South Africa: you have an opportunity to become the Danish Embassy’s next Youth Advocate! See details below on how to join us…


The purpose of appointing a ‘Youth Advocate’ at the Danish Embassy is to grow the Embassy’s youth engagement; learn about the perspectives of South African youth and change-makers of today and tomorrow; and most importantly, provide an opportunity for the awarded Youth Advocate to gain work exposure and experience with the Danish Embassy in South Africa. A key element of the Danish Embassy’s work involves sustainability and promoting the ‘green’ agenda in South Africa and internationally. The selected Youth Advocate’s participation will largely focus on this ‘green and sustainable’ element of the Embassy’s work.

Nomination Process

  1.   Applicants to prepare an essay of maximum 1.000 words (based on essay topic given by Embassy; see below). 
  2. Eligible applicants are students that are currently enrolled at a secondary, tertiary or training institution.
  3. Winner of Youth Advocate award is selected based on essay submission, and potential interview with the Embassy.
  4. Youth Advocate is chosen and formally awarded title at the embassy. Event to be posted on social media and live-streamed.
  5. Youth Advocate given brief guide material (social media guide and activities). These are simply a guide and not to be considered terms of reference.
  6. Youth Advocate provided with plans on attending meetings and events. The Youth Advocate will not be required to participate in official assignments or projects for the embassy. Their role is specifically to engage, ask questions at events and meetings that will be scheduled (mainly online engagements).
  7. No remuneration will be provided for the Youth Advocate. However, experience is a key part of the nomination.
  8. The duration of the Youth Advocate award is from 01 September 2021 – 31 August 2022.
  9. 2021 Youth Advocate application deadline: 15 August 202



2021 Case question: How can South African Youth act as change agents for a green and just energy transition in South Africa?

Submit your essay (maximum 1.000 words) answering the above case question to [email protected]. Label you e-mail ‘Youth Advocate 2021’.

Please ensure you also attach your name, contact details and CV with your essay submission.


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