Be the Next Global Food Systems Leader: Food Systems Youth Leadership Program 2024

Apply for a New and Inspiring Program for Early Career Professionals to Accelerate Food Systems Solutions in the Global South.

Apply before 15 January 2024

Program highlights

Selected participants will be invited to participate in a 5-day, in-person, leadership building workshop. Our mission is to facilitate connections among promising early-career innovators, practitioners, scientists, and activists from low- and middle-income countries. Together, we will connect policy advocacy with grassroots action to collectively shape a positive future of food.

Learn: Engage in a 5-day co-creative workshop, bridging the gap between data, knowledge, and implementation. Explore modules such as negotiations, policy advocacy, strategic communication, and evidence-based decision-making.

Get Inspired: Immerse yourself in presentations by seasoned practitioners, scientists, young global food champions, and influencers shaping the future of food systems.

Act: Co-create a community of practice, sharpen your leadership skills, and develop transformative initiatives for low- and middle-income countries to transform their food systems. 

Program content

Enhance your expertise in:

  • Governance systems: Negotiations and design of multi-stakeholder processes for food systems governance.
  • Policy advocacy: Mastering leadership skills for policy advocacy, bridging the gap from global to local and vice versa. Learn how to effectively target policy processes at local, regional, and global levels.
  • Communication and storytelling for impact: Crafting impactful communication and storytelling strategies, raising awareness, and securing funds for your initiatives.
  • Science and evidence-based decision-making: Building proposals and forging partnerships based on scientific evidence.

Why join?

This dynamic program focuses on holistic solutions for transforming food systems, aligning with the UN Food Systems Summit +2  Report of the Secretary-General, his Call to Action and the  Stakeholder Contribution Report, which address the shortage of skilled personnel and youth’s advocacy and capacity development needs. Be part of a movement that breaks institutional silos, driving real change in food systems.

Expected outcomes

Enhance your ability to drive systems change in partnership with the UN Food Systems Summit National Convenors. Develop plans or initiatives for food systems transformation, with potential grants in the second phase to scale up impactful programs.

Who Are We Looking For?

Through a competitive selection process, the program targets early career professionals from all disciplinary backgrounds interested in leading food systems solutions in three regions: Latin America and the Caribbean, Africa, Asia and the Pacific. If you’re already engaged in food systems activities as a researcher, civil society member, or in other capacities, this program is for you!

Proficiency in English is desirable. Interpretation services will be arranged based on individual needs and availability.

Apply Now

Transform your vision into action and be part of the next generation of food systems leaders. If you have questions, explore our Frequently Asked Questions section or contact us at [email protected] for more information.

Apply before 15 January 2024

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