Type of Funding

Fully funded




Young females are invited to apply to become delegates at the 2019 G(irls)20 Summit, which will be held from 25 to 31 May 2019 (delegates to arrive 23 or 24 May) in Tokyo, Japan. More than 20 young women leaders will be selected from G20 countries and participating regions around the world for the week-long summit which is modeled after the G20 Summit and which will culminate in a 1-day symposium with local and international panelists, keynotes, and experts on economic and social issues facing girls and women.

The week-long summit for delegates includes:

  • Workshops to build leadership skills, from Emotional Intelligence to Strategic Planning
  • Panels and speeches on the key issues facing girls and women globally, with particular emphasis on digital inclusion and financial inclusion
  • Developing a Communiqué to G20 leaders
  • Networking receptions with movers and shakers in the public and private sectors
  • Building a network of female mentors from the across the public and private sectors


G(irls)20 will cover the following costs for all delegates:

  • Flights to and from Tokyo from their nearest major city
  • Transportation to and from the airport in Tokyo
  • Accommodation in a shared room with 1 other female delegate
  • All meals during the week and
  • Costs associated with travel visas


Applicants must be females between the ages of 18 and 23, with valid passports, who are citizens of G20 Member countries ( Argentina, Australia, Brazil, Canada, China, France, Germany, India, Indonesia, Italy, Japan, Republic of Korea, Mexico, Russia, South Africa,  Turkey, United Kingdom,  United States and the European Union), as well as of the following participating regions: Pakistan and African Union, and eligible MENA countries of Algeria, Bahrain, Egypt, Iran, Iraq, Israel, Jordan, Kuwait, Lebanon, Libya, Mauritania, Morocco, Oman, Palestine, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Syria, Tunisia, United Arab Emirates and Yemen. One delegate position will be allocated to an Indigenous delegate. Eligible applicants for the Indigenous delegate position are young women from around the world who belong to a self-identified indigenous group.

Each applicant has to submit 1 idea for a policy recommendation to be incorporated into the Communiqué and another idea for a community development project to be launched at home.


Applications are to be done online by 21 November 2018.

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