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Youthwise: OECD Youth Advisory Board 2023 Application

Youthwise: OECD Youth Advisory Board 2023 Application

Deadline: January 12, 2023

The OECD’s Youth Advisory Board is made up of brilliant young people aged 18‒30 from OECD countries. Youthwise was launched in 2021 to bring youth perspectives and ideas to the OECD, and improve youth understanding of the Organisation’s work and international policy making.

So far, 2022 has seen Youthwise members speak at the Ministerial Council Meeting, marking the first time young people have been formally invited to the OECD’s highest-level meeting.

Terms of appointment:

  • The standard term of appointment will be from April 2023 until March 2024.
  • Youthwise activities will principally take place online, though member(s) may be invited to in-person events, for which travel costs will be covered. A high level of attendance and participation is expected from all members; in the instance of unavailability, members are expected to notify the team in advance.
  • Youthwise members will not be remunerated for their participation.


As part of Youthwise, members:

  • bring their generation’s perspectives, insights, and ideas to the OECD.
  • gain a greater understanding of key policy issues that affect their generation.
  • take part in closed-door meetings and consultations, engaging on a range of topics, themes, with OECD experts and external stakeholders.
  • have the opportunity to speak at events and participate in webinars on behalf of Youthwise.
  • be able to speak on panels and participate in webinars, providing interventions on behalf of Youthwise.
  • create and (co-)author documents, articles, and videos to share Youthwise views.
  • join interactive workshops with other youth organisations such as the Y20, meeting youth leaders from around the world.
  • network and gain a better understanding of how international policy-making functions.


Applicants must be:

  • between 18 and 30 years of age as of 15 March 2023
  • a national of an OECD member country (more detail in the brochure)
  • fluent in English (more detail in the brochure)
  • highly interested in national and international debates on building an inclusive future through the green and digital transitions
  • able to be diplomatic, understanding and open to different ideas and perspectives when discussing potentially divisive topics
  • able to dedicate up to 8 hours per month to Youthwise-related activities (including preparatory reading, group work, meetings, speaking at events, etc.)
  • commited to participate fully in the programme from March 2023 until March 2024
  • able to access an internet connection (to join online meetings) and email account to stay in contact
  • neither currently affiliated with the OECD, nor have a relative who is currently OECD-affiliated (more detail in the brochure)

How to apply:

Applicants must also submit:

  • a 90-second video response to the question: What policy area are you most interested in and what unique perspectives can you bring to discussions on this topic?
  • a brief introduction (600 characters), and write about the impact they hope to have as a member of Youthwise (900 characters)

Click here to apply

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Odewale Abayomi
A passionate WANDERLUST and WORLD EXPLORER, Civil Engineer, Google Local Guide Nigeria and 2017 ICFJ–UN Foundation Climate Reporting and Migration Fellow; eager to circulate opportunities with the youth across the globe – in bridging the deficiency gaps of human capacity development especially among African youths. Opportunities like Fully/Partially Funded: conferences, trainings, internships, grants, scholarships, fellowships and volunteerism. For: invitation as a SPEAKER at your conferences/trainings, PARTNERSHIP and ADVERTISEMENT, reach him via: Twitter handle: @ODEWALEAbayomi Phone/WhatsApp: +2347068801344
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