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Calling all Changemakers: Apply for the 2024 World Food Forum Youth (WFF)Policy Board!

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 The World Food Forum (WFF) is excited to announce an open call for applications for its Youth Policy Board (YPB).

Introduction:

The Youth Action and Policy Track of WFF strive to unite and empower young individuals from diverse backgrounds worldwide. The primary objective is to facilitate discussions on local priorities and challenges, leading to the identification of innovative and actionable solutions for a sustainable future in the realm of food. A key component of this initiative is the Youth Policy Board, responsible for governing the WFF Youth Assembly.

Role of the Youth Policy Board:

 The Youth Policy Board plays a crucial role in governing the Youth Assembly, drafting youth policy positions on food and agriculture, coordinating regional activities, and providing strategic direction for key events. The board aims to foster dialogue on regional and thematic areas, solicit policy inputs, draft opinions, and collaborate on activities within the WFF Youth Action Track.

2023 Achievements: 

The 2023 flagship event witnessed a surge in the passion and commitment of young leaders toward building a sustainable food future. The Youth Assembly showcased increased participation, inclusivity, and openness among young leaders discussing various policy priorities. Common themes identified across sessions included education, capacity building, multistakeholder collaborations, meaningful partnerships, and the inclusion of all stakeholders in agrifood systems transformation.

Testimonial from a Youth Policy Board Member:

 Shreyaa Venkat, a Youth Policy Board member and founder/CEO of the nonprofit NEST4US, shared her experience: “At WFF, I have spearheaded various policy-centric initiatives aimed at increasing community-driven action around agrifood systems transformation. Through this work, I’m proud to create opportunities for young people to meaningfully engage in cross-sectoral intergenerational discourse and advocate for innovative food and climate policy recommendations.”

Volunteer Leadership Opportunity:

 The WFF Youth Policy Board is inviting applications from individuals aged 18 to 35 who are passionate about food and agriculture issues. By joining the cohort, members will have the opportunity to co-lead the Youth Assembly, join a network of agrifood systems changemakers, receive travel and accommodation support for the WFF annual flagship event, access capacity building and training opportunities, engage in various WFF projects, and gain visibility through speaking opportunities and social media channels.

How to Apply:

 If you are eager to contribute to the dialogue on agrifood systems and take your career to the next level, apply to join the WFF Youth Policy Board by January 30, 2024.

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