The Ministry of Youth and Sports announced the statistical classifications of applicants for the Nasser Fellowship for International Leadership 2nd Cohort, held under the theme ‘South-South Co-operation’.
The fellowship is slated for 1-15 June 2021 in Cairo.
The pre-registered applicants numbered about 1,317 people, with females constituting 41.7 per cent and males 58.3 per cent.
Some 55.8 per cent of applicants fall within the 25 to 35 age group and 32.6 per cent within the 20 to 25 age group, while applicants aged between 35 and 40 constitute only about 11.6 per cent of the total.
Applicants from Africa make up the largest share of participants, averaging 56.7 per cent, while 35.6 per cent and 7.7 per cent applicants are from Asia and Latin America respectively.
Registration for the fellowship was closed on Monday, May 3, 2021 at 11am.
The Nasser Fellowship for International Leadership is an example of the south-south co-operation and one of the 2030 Sustainable Development Goals. Following the United Nations designation of September 12 of each year as the ‘United Nations Day for South-South Co-operation’, the 2nd Nasser Fellowship adopted the theme of ‘South-South co-operation’ to increase and improve communication between developing countries, thus raising more awareness of common problems and increasing opportunities for exchanging knowledge and available experiences.