APPLY: One Young World Summit 2017 (Bogotá)

One Young World Summit 2017

APPLY: One Young World Summit 2017 (Bogotá)

Deadline: April 18, 2017


One Young World was founded in 2009 by David Jones and Kate Robertson. We are a UK-based charity that gathers together the brightest young leaders from around the world, empowering them to make lasting connections to create positive change.


We stage an annual Summit where the most valuable young talent from global and national companies, NGOs, universities and other forward-thinking organisations are joined by world leaders, acting as the One Young World Counsellors.


At the Summit, delegates debate, formulate and share innovative solutions for the pressing issues the world faces.

What is All Bar None?

All Bar None is an initiative designed to ensure that outstanding young people from every country in the world are represented at the One Young World Summit 2017 in Bogotá.


We have selected 116 countries that have been less well represented at previous One Young World Summits. Through All Bar None, we will work closely with our partners and sponsors to find sponsorship for one young person from each of these countries to attend the Summit in Bogotá.


What does All Bar None sponsorship pay for?

  • Access to the One Young World Summit 2017 in Bogotá, Colombia
  • Hotel accommodation on a shared basis between 4 October and 7 October
  • Catering which includes breakfast, lunch and dinner.
  • Transport between the Summit accommodation and the Summit venue.
  • Summit hand-outs and support materials.
  • The cost of travel to and from Bogotá.


Am I eligible?

You are eligible for All Bar None sponsorship if you can answer ‘yes’ to the following questions:

  • Are you aged 18-30?
  • Are you a national of one of the 116 countries listed below?
  • Do you have a passion for world issues and evidenced commitment to making a positive change?



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Eligible countries

These countries have been selected because they were represented by the fewest delegates at the 2016 Summit in Ottawa.


Afghanistan Albania Andorra Angola
Antigua and Barbuda Armenia Bahamas Bahrain
Barbados Belarus Belize Benin
Bhutan Bolivia Bosnia and Herzegovina Botswana
Brunei Darussalam Bulgaria Burkina Faso Cambodia
Cape Verde Central African Republic Chad Comoros
Congo, Republic of the (Congo-Brazzaville) Costa Rica Cuba Democratic People’s Republic of Korea
Djibouti Dominica Ecuador El Salvador
Equatorial Guinea Estonia Ethiopia Fiji
Finland Gabon Gambia Georgia
Grenada Guatemala Guinea Guinea-Bissau
Guyana Honduras Hungary Iceland
Iran, Islamic Republic of Israel Kazakhstan Kiribati
Kosovo Kuwait Kyrgyzstan Lao People’s Democratic Republic
Lesotho Liberia Liechtenstein Lithuania
Madagascar Malawi Malaysia Mali
Malta Marshall Islands Mauritania Mauritius
Micronesia (Federated States of) Moldova, Republic of Monaco Mongolia
Mozambique Myanmar Namibia Nauru
Niger Nigeria Norway Oman
Palau Papua New Guinea Paraguay Portugal
Qatar Republic of Macedonia Romania Rwanda
Saint Kitts and Nevis Saint Lucia Saint Vincent and The Grenadines San Marino
Sao Tome and Principe Senegal Serbia Seychelles
Slovenia Solomon Islands South Sudan Sri Lanka
Sudan Suriname Swaziland Tajikistan
Tanzania, United Republic of Timor-leste Togo Tonga
Tunisia Turkmenistan Tuvalu Uganda
Ukraine Uruguay Uzbekistan Vanuatu




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How can I apply?

  • Step 1: Please create a basic One Young World profile on our website by visiting and selecting on ‘Attend via a Scholarship.’
  • Step 2: Once you have created a profile on our website, you will be able to apply for All Bar None Scholarship (and any other Scholarships you are eligible for) via the ‘Apply for a Scholarship’ button on the right-hand side of your profile.


The strongest applicants from each eligible country will be shortlisted between 18 April and 12 May 2017 and we will work to secure sponsorship for at least one person from each eligible country. You will be contacted individually by a member of the One Young World team after 18 April if you have been shortlisted. Please note that we cannot guarantee any applicant that they will be shortlisted or that we will secure sponsorship for any shortlisted applicant.



Please note that, due to the overwhelming amount of applications we receive, One Young World is unable to respond to individual emails regarding the All Bar None selection process.
If you are not eligible to apply for an All Bar None scholarship, you may follow this link to learn more about alternative options for attending the Summit.



Should you have any question about the scholarship and other opportunities featured on this website or should you need assistance at anytime in your application, please, do not hesitate to write to us via this address:


We will get back to you in the shortest possible time. Be assured of our full commitment. We are always glad to assist you make your dream (of developing into an effective, world-class environmental management professional) come true.


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Kunlere Idowu

Kunlere is an environment and sustainable development strategist with years of active experience in environmental compliance monitoring and enforcement. You may follow him on Twitter via @kunlere_idowu


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