Young people are the backbone of a nation and can explore the youth role in adaptive measures against a changing climate.
To promote youth engagement in biodiversity protection toward achieving the UN 2030 Sustainable Development Goals, this Youth Daily Show led by Young Professionals for Agricultural Development (YPARD), in collaboration with the Youth in Landscapes Initiative (YIL), will discuss indigenous youth perspectives in agrobiodiversity preservation. This program is a side event of GLF Biodiversity Digital Conference: One World - One Health, October 28- 29, 2020.
In this Youth Daily Show, we will explore the work that young indigenous people working in agriculture are doing toward preserving biodiversity. At the same time, this episode will find out what technologies and methods indigenous people around the world are applying to ensure a climate-resilient agricultural value chain development for more sustainable livelihoods.
We are looking for two young professionals from Asia and the Pacific region who are passionate about agrobiodiversity conservation and can constructively share their stories, experiences and tools with the audiences as a speaker for the virtual conference on Preserving Agrobiodiversity: Indigenous Youth (18-39 years) Perspectives on 28th October 2020. The application deadline is 8th October 2020 and selected applicants will be notified by 10th October 2020.
Indigenous youth (preferred) working for biodiversity preservation
Young researcher/ scholars /activists/ advocate/ policymaker who is working in agrobiodiversity or agroecology
Must be a registered member on the YPARD website.
Be able to share their stories and experiences on the related field and be familiar with the existing issue of climate and agrobiodiversity
Must have a good command of English speaking
Willing to join/ lead the Agrobiodiversity Youth Task Force in the future.
Updated resume (not more than two pages)
Expression of interest (1 min video)*
Social media links: Twitter, Instagram, LinkedIn, and Facebook.
*You can upload your video on Twitter or Facebook. Please mention @YPARD_AP for Twitter and YpardAsiaPacific group for Facebook. Also, include your video link in the application.