Call for Applications: World Food Forum 2023 Youth Focal Points Group
Are you looking for a way to get your voice heard in food and agriculture while taking your career to the next level? Then this volunteer leadership opportunity with the World Food Forum (WFF) is for you!
The Focal Points Group acts as a body that guides the strategic direction of the WFF Youth Mechanism as mandated by the Assembly. Each Focal Point acts in the interests of the WFF Youth Mechanism. It is composed of representatives / focal points from 1) youth constituencies/counterparts of the UN counterparts and avenues related to the agriculture and food theme; 2) representatives from person-centric and minority youth stakeholder groups; 3) youth/youth groups identified through a public process.
About the WFF Youth Focal Points Group
The World Food Forum (WFF) Youth Action Track Focal Points Group (FPG), with 12 youth leaders from across the globe, established the first cohort for the period 2022-2024.
The aim of this group is to draft youth policy positions on food and agriculture topics and coordinate regional activities, providing strategic direction for upcoming key events and the Youth Action Assembly during the WFF flagship event held in October of each year at FAO Headquarters in Rome, Italy.
The 2022 flagship event provided youth leaders with the opportunity to share key priorities of youth with policy-makers to ensure greater access to safe and nutritious food. Some of the key messages were greater funding, equitable representation of people from different parts of the globe in deliberations and capacity building.
“As a young person that grew up in a farming community, it was impossible to live in denial of the climate realities, and how the efforts to feed the rapidly growing population currently impairs the quality and values of our environment. As such, I am daily reminded of how much I have to care about what the future of food should look like in a changing climate world. Unfortunately, previous efforts towards food systems transformation were largely exclusionary, without a seat for young people at the table, or a clear-cut platform for meaningful youth engagement and opportunity to co-create our future, but the World Food Forum is changing this narrative. The World Food Forum is creating a much-needed platform for us to be heard, both in policy and practice. This is what the Focal Points Group is all about – a platform to co-create the future of food’’. Opeyemi Elujulo – Co-Chair, Focal Points Group.
- Open to interested to individuals between the ages of 18 and 35 years
- Applications may be from anywhere the world
Join the WFF Focal Points Group by 25 February 2023. For questions or comments, please write to: email@example.com.
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