The DTH-Lab's overall vision for 2030 is that digital transformations of health are led by Health for All values and enable digital first health systems to deliver equitable benefits for the health, wellbeing and safety of young people and their communities.
The Lab will bring youth together with policymakers, technology companies and other stakeholders to drive change in three areas: (1) putting young people at the centre of digital first health systems; (2) advancing value-based governance of digital transformations of health; and (3) addressing digital determinants of health (DDoH).
It will achieve its goals through a multidisciplinary approach that combines cutting edge research, strengthening youth leadership, driving innovations in policy and practice, and shifting public and political agendas.
Youth will be key partners in all aspects of the DTH-Lab’s work and will have a seat in the Lab’s governance structure. Meaningful youth engagement and supporting them to become informed and enfranchised digital health citizens will be prioritised at every stage of the Lab’s pathway to impact. The Lab will take concerted steps to capture and reflect the diverse views and experiences of young people in its activities and outputs and to champion their inclusion in external governance processes.
As part of the work of the Commission, the first cohort of Regional Youth Champions (RYC) was established to champion the report’s key recommendations to improve the health and wellbeing of young people at regional and national levels. RYCs represent eight different regions based on the groupings used by the Sustainable Development Goals including Sub-Saharan Africa, Northern Africa and Western Asia, Central and Southern Asia, Eastern and South-Eastern Asia, Latin America and the Caribbean, Australia and New Zealand, Oceania, Europe and Northern America.
You are pursuing a professional career in health, STEM, international affairs and/or governance
You have experience or training in communications, advocacy, policy writing and/or research
You have leadership experience in fostering change and/or innovation
You are passionate about global health governance, the future of health, digital transformations of health, data solidarity and/or UHC
You have similar foundational values for digital health governance such as democracy, solidarity, inclusion, equity and human rights
You are in a youth network and/or have experience with youth networks at the regional and/or local level
You use social media for knowledge sharing and are well connected to other young people
You have excellent working knowledge of digital platforms and the use of technology to increase digital engagement
You are between the age of 18 and 30 years old
You possess very good oral and written communication skills in English
Working knowledge and/or the ability to translate to other UN languages is an added advantage
Training or experience in futures thinking or foresight is an added advantage
Note: The cohort term is one year. A three month probationary period will be in effect to ensure appropriate commitments are made. The DTH-Lab reserves the right to renounce this role from any person who does not uphold the same ethos as the DTH-Lab.
Applications for the 2023-2024 cohort are now closed.
Please join the GHFutures2030 Youth Network to be notified for the next open application cycle.
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