About OFID

OPEC established OPEC Fund for International OFID Young Development Leaders Scholarship in 1976 as aid to the developing countries, a development finance institute.

OFID is a supporter of One Young World and has enabled more than 165 young leaders to participate in the One Young World Summit since 2011.

This year OFID will sponsor 20 young leaders who are active in international development to participate in the One Young World Summit 2018 which takes place in The Hague, Netherlands from 17 – 20 October 2018.


Aim of OFID:

The purpose of the OFID is to cooperate with the developing countries and international donor to remove poverty and established good economic growth of these countries.

This is done by providing finance to

  • Build essential infrastructure
  • Strengthen social services delivery and promote productivity
  • Competitiveness
  • Trade

 What OFID do?

OFID’s work is people-centered which focuses on projects that meet basic needs with the aim to encourage self reliance and inspiration for the better future of the others – such as

  • Food
  • Energy
  • Clean water and sanitation
  • Healthcare
  • Education
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Expense Benefits

  • Access to the One Young World Summit 2018 in The Hague, Netherlands
  • Hotel accommodation between 17 October and 20 October will be from the OFID.
  • Catering which includes breakfast, lunch and dinner will be all free.
  • Transport between the Summit accommodation and the Summit venue from 17th Oct to 20th Oct.
  • Summit hand-outs and support materials fees will be paid by the OFID.
  • The cost of travel to and from The Hague.
In addition to attend to attending the Summit, all OFID scholars will be able to apply for a €5,000 grant to support their development work.

Who is Eligible?

  • In order to apply applicant must be Aged 18 – 30.
  • A national of one of the listed eligible countries is given below.
Afghanistan Albania Antigua and Barbuda
Argentina Armenia Azerbaijan Bangladesh
Barbados Belize Benin Bolivia
Bosnia-Herzegovina Botswana Burkina Faso Burundi
Cambodia Cameroon Cape Verde Central African Republic
Chad China Colombia Comoros
Congo D.R. Congo Republic Costa Rica Cote d’Ivoire
Cuba Djibouti Dominica Dominican Republic
Egypt El Salvador Equatorial Guinea Eritrea
Ethiopia Gambia Georgia Ghana
Grenada Guatemala Guinea Guinea Bissau
Guyana Haiti Honduras India
Jamaica Jordan Kazakhstan Kenya
Korea DPR Kosovo Kyrgyz Republic Lao PDR
Lebanon Lesotho Liberia Macedonia
Madagascar Malawi Maldives Mali
Mauritania Mauritius Mongolia Morocco
Mozambique Myanmar Namibia Nepal
Nicaragua Niger Pakistan Palestine
Panama Papua New Guinea Paraguay Peru
Philippines Rwanda Samoa Sao Tome and Principe
Senegal Seychelles Sierra Leone Solomon Islands
Somalia Sri Lanka St. Kitts and Nevis St. Lucia
St. Vincent and the Grenadines Sudan Suriname Swaziland
Syria Tajikistan Tanzania Thailand
Togo Tonga Tunisia Turkey
Turkmenistan Uganda Uzbekistan Vietnam
Yemen Zambia Zimbabwe


  • One that has good Leadership ability.
  • Ability to concern for local or global issues.
  • One with the ability to generate and articulate impactful ideas.
  • Those who can manage Teamwork.

Application Deadline:

  •  20 July 2018

For more information about this opportunity and apply now, follow the links below:

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