There are three/four slots to fill. We will pay your travel, accommodation and registration costs for the full week of the Congress, 7-11 September, in Durban, South Africa.
Who can apply?
If the answers to the questions above are YES, here is your chance to reach out to a global audience!
How to apply?
To be considered as a youth speaker, please prepare the following:
You can submit your video, text and photos by email to yemi.adeyeye(at)fao.org with katherine.clyne(at)fao.org in copy. Please put ‘Youth Speakers entry’ in the subject line.
Alternatively, entries can be sent by post to:
Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations
Viale delle Terme di Caracalla
00153 Rome, Italy.
If you have already submitted a video as part of the Congress call for abstracts, please let us know and we will include it for review in your submission.
All entries will be posted on the #Forests2015 blog. First-level selection will be based on the number of comments and “likes” that your entry attracts. Final selection will be based on the quality of the entry and made to ensure a diversity of speakers (gender, topic, language and continent).
Specifically we will look for:
As we need to prepare speakers for the talk and arrange travel plans, selections will be made on a rolling basis, so speakers may be identified before the participation deadline.
Apply early if you want to be considered for a speaker’s slot!
Even if you are not selected, we may share your videos and stories at youth events during the Congress. This is an excellent way to showcase your initiative with the world and promote your work and vision!
15 June 2015: Participation deadline
30 June 2015: Notification of results
Check out more about youth participation at the Congress.
Yemi Adeyeye (Youth Liaison) – yemi.adeyeye(at)fao.org
For more information, application details and contact information, see; World Forestry Congress.
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