Nasser Fellowship For International Leadership Selection Criteria
We are closely following your anticipation with great interest and aspiration to know what are the criteria used for admission qualifications to participate in Nasser Fellowship for International Leadership.
This comes in implementation of the principle of transparency that Egypt Vision 2030 aspires to, as it sets a framework that stipulates that the agencies enjoy effective management, efficient, professional, fair, responsive and quality, accountable, and raise public satisfaction to serve developmental goals.
Given the intensity of the advanced numbers and the intensity of competition, the selection process of applicants is carried out accurately and efficiently, so that we can achieve justice in selecting the best applicants according to the conformity of personal characteristics and abilities with the conditions and objectives of the Fellowship.
In pursuit of high accuracy; It should be noted that the fellowship sets a number of criteria, taking into account equal opportunities between both sexes, and accordingly, the selection process is carried out in terms of the following:
1- Taking into account that the participants of the Fellowship should be (50% male and 50% female), as this criterion is one of the most important items in the documents on which we rely, whether Egypt Vision 2030 or even continental agendas such as Africa Agenda 2063 and the Sustainable Development Goals 2030. The goal of gender equality is within the 5th goal of its goals, and this comes within the framework of Article 13, which stipulates that “the policy guarantees equal opportunities for young men and women.”
2- It was taken into account that 5% of the total participants are people with disabilities, as this is closely linked to Goal No. (10) of the Sustainable Development Goals, which aspires to "reduce inequalities."
2- filling the application in English language well, attentively and in detail electronically.
In accordance with Egypt’s 2030 vision, it seeks to develop the quality education with an efficient and enlightened institutional system, capable of presenting a creative and responsible person, and capable of dealing competitively with regional and global entities.
3- The quality of the attached video in terms of the applicant’s presentation of his/her skills, experiences band aspirations within two minutes, and the extent to which they coincide with the application he filled.
- It is closely related to the duties imposed on young people by the African Youth Charter, which states that “the youth shall be faithful to their personal development and the development of their skills.”
4- The applicant’s ability to express himself/ herself in English, to ensure the easy communication amoung participants from all over the world during the fellowship activities, and multilingualism is an important criterion, but it is not a decisive factor in the selection process.
- Where this criterion implicitly comes with Article (20) of the African Youth Charter, which stipulates enabling young people to express this fusion through arts, theatrical literature, writing, music, and other cultural and artistic forms.
In addition, this criterion achieves the objective of Article (20) also with regard to promoting common cultural awareness through exchange programs between youth and youth organizations within and between member states.
5- Cultural dimensions, field experiences and the extent of the applicant's involvement in (private sector - public sector - civil work). This falls within the framework of the first aspiration of Africa’s Agenda 2063, which counts on “well-educated and skilled citizens backed by science, technology and innovation in order to enchance society knowledge.”
6- Giving people of border areas an opportunity, taking into account the geographical distribution, and the areas whose people are looking for opportunities for them, as this is at the heart of the third aspiration of Africa’s Agenda 2063, which aspires to “a continent of Africa full of good governance, democracy and respect for human rights, social justice and the rule of law."
The matter is also closely related to the objectives of Article 10 of the African Youth Charter, which stipulates facilitating the establishment or strengthening platforms for youth participation in decision-making at the national, regional and continental levels of governance.
7- The institution to which the applicant belongs and the extent of his/her influence in it, even if it is a small but effective civil institution, as an indicator of his/ her participation in public life.
- Where one of the objectives of the sixth aspiration comes from Agenda 2063, aiming at “an African continent with youth participation and empowerment with the full implementation of the African Youth Charter.” This aspiration also sets a general framework, which is “An Africa in which peoples lead development and relies on the capabilities of African peoples, especially women and youth.”
8- The applicant’s current academic degree, whether a bachelor degree, master degree or doctorate, may sometimes play a role in the selection process if it is consistent with field experience.
This is closely related to the Sixth Aspiration of Africa Agenda 2063, which states that “African youth will become the maker of the knowledge of the African society and make a valuable contribution to the economy.”
9- The extent to which the applicant’s field of science is related to the topics raised by the fellowship. (Egypt Vision 2030)
10- A great interest is attached to the applicant's plans after graduating from the fellowship in order to serve his/ her community.
This criterion is in line with the objectives of Article (10) of the African Youth Charter, which states “States Parties shall encourage youth organizations to lead youth programs and ensure their right to development,” as well as its connection with Article (11) of the Charter, which recommends “taking Necessary measures for the professionalization of youth work and the introduction of relevant training programs in higher education and other training institutions."
11- The applicant’s interaction on his/ her social media accounts (Twitter - Instagram - YouTube - Telegram), the extent of his/her influence, and his/ her communication with the community and followers, as this represents a form of global solidarity.
12- The applicant’s interaction on our official platforms on the social networking sites that we follow very carefully, and his/her placement of the slogan “One for All, All for One” as a new form of communication between the participants, and one of the preparatory mechanisms for the meeting in the Fellowship, but rather a guide, and an indication of their commitment.
This is related to Article (11) which recommends that state parties should take measures to enhance the active participation of youth in society, as well as its connection to the 17th goal of SDGs, which is to strengthen the means and mechanisms for building partnerships.
13- The clear responses to the e-mails that we send to applicants throughout the stages of qualifications, and their commitment to what we refer to in each mail, is one of the important points that adds to the evaluation of the applicant, and an indicator of his/ her knowledge of modern means of communication, which comes within the nobjectives of Egypt Vision 2030 regarding digital transformation, the development of means of communication and information technology.
Note: two antonyms can fascinate us (the self- intellectual - the self-educated)
The first: He/ she has a cultural development project, capable of bringing change in a society, consolidating high ideals and modern concepts, and influencing effectively and constructively in his/ her society, and he/ she is the real maker of security and peace in societies.
The second: He/ she devoted himself/ herself to learning and reaping certificates, courses and degrees. He/ she worked to develop here and there, and he/ she did not mention to us a single situation that affected a person, which means that he/ she is a self-centered person, works unilaterally, is devoted, not caring about the change of the society or its development, is far from the duties stipulated in the African Youth Charter, (Serving the Homeland - Participation in Community Development), and therefore our assessment of it is that its characteristics and skills are not in line with the requirements of our programmes