Frequently Asked Questions

BADIR was established with the belief that cultivating the creativity, talent and passion of today’s young leaders is one of the best ways to ensure a productive and prosperous future for all Jordanians. Its goal is to elevate Jordanian youth’s capabilities to serve as agents of change in their communities, as well as to create a national network of young leaders. To achieve these goals, BADIR empowers a group of selected Jordanians, aged 18 to 29, by equipping them with the knowledge and skills they need to develop their innovative social projects. The program also provides a creative space for these young leaders to connect and collaborate. 

By equipping the Fellows with the knowledge and skills to carry out their ongoing and sustainable social change work more effectively, through the unique combination of training, mentoring and other opportunities offered to them. Additionally, through the BADIR Social Innovation Fund, which provides funding for these young entrepreneurs to help them scale-up their projects. Each project is expected to directly impact at least 100 additional community members.
Together, these youth will form a national network of talented and committed youth, who will continue to learn from and collaborate with one another and their peers, who are members of YouthActionNet’s global network. 

A specialized committee composed of representatives from the public, private and development sectors review the applications and those with the highest scores are selected to join the new BADIR Fellowship

A program carried out by the International Youth Foundation, YouthActionNet pursues a bold mission: To strengthen and scale up the impact of youth-led social ventures around the world. Through its local and global fellowship programs, YouthActionNet provides training, funding, advocacy and networking opportunities to social entrepreneurs, ages 18-29, who have pioneered solutions to urgent global challenges. Through this network, BADIR Fellows can connect with over 1,700 social innovators from more than 90 countries worldwide including a number of universities, institutions, companies, government entities, and individuals – all united in their supports of young leaders whose innovations are changing the world one community at a time.
BADIR is a part of the YouthActionNet Global Network, with similar programs underway in Australia, Brazil, Chile, Costa Rica, Honduras, Mexico, Morocco, Nigeria, Peru, South Africa, Spain, and Turkey. Through YouthActionNet, BADIR Fellows enjoy being part of a vibrant and fast-growing network consisting of over 1,700 young social innovators in over 90 countries.