Scholarship To Attend ICASA 2019 (AMSHeR)

Deadline: midnight Wednesday 20 November 2019.

Are you 18-24 years old and a member of one of the following key population groups:
LGBTI, Sex Workers or PWID/PWUD?


The biggest international conference on AIDS and sexually transmitted infections in Africa.

Kigali, Rwanda | 29 Nov – 1 Dec 2019

AMSHeR is looking to sponsor three passionate, driven young people to participate at ICASA 2019. The scholarship includes attending the Key Populations Pre-conference on 29 & 30 November, and the Young Key Population Health Institute on 1 December 2019.


Tell us what “Open Up The Future” means to you!

Send us a short video (30-60 seconds) explaining what AMSHeR’s “Open Up The Future” theme means to you. You can express it through a favorite picture, song, quote… anything!


Send us a short video (30-60 seconds) telling us what AMSHeR and ICASA2019 mean to you, and why this year is so significant. Your submission must highlight issues faced by people in your KP and include the solutions you offer to ensure an “open future” for them.E

Your submission on either option must highlight issues faced by people in your KP and include the solutions you offer to ensure an “Open Future” for them. E-Submissions will be highlighted during the Key Populations Pre-conference and at the Key Populations Networking Zone at ICASA 2019.E

Begin your video by stating your name, age, country, and end it with the words: “Open Up The Future. I am AMSHeR.”, or add your name, age, and country in the description of your image, photo or quote. Be as creative as possible. You are competing with young people from all over Africa, so feel free to express yourself through song, dance, poetry, or in any other fun, artistic, original way.

Submission Channels:

For Portuguese entries, WhatsApp to +244 923 636 831
For French entries, WhatsApp to +261 34 15 718 73
For English entries, WhatsApp to +260 961 881 494

Terms and conditions:
(1) Entrants must be in possession of a valid passport and free to travel from their country to Kigali, Rwanda on the dates stated above.

(2) Winning entries will be used for publicity purposes on various media platforms including Facebook, Twitter, and YouTube.

(3) Entrants are advised to consider their country context in terms of safety and security and not put themselves at risk by identifying themselves as members of a key population group. Simply speaking to the issues mentioned above is enough.

(4) The prize is not transferrable or exchangeable for cash.

(5) The judges’ decision is final and no correspondence will be entered into.

About YKP:
The Linking Policy to Programming, known as the Young Key Populations (YKP) project, is implemented in five SADC countries, in consortium with the UNDP and the University of KwaZulu Natal (HEARD). The project is funded by the Dutch Foreign Ministry in Maputo.

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