Call for Applications: The World Food Forum (WFF) Youth Policy Board (YPB)

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Call for Applications: The World Food Forum (WFF) Youth Policy Board (YPB)

World Food Forum (WFF) Youth Policy Board (YPB)

The WFF Youth Action and Policy Track aims to unite and empower young people from all over the world to debate their local priorities and concerns, as well as identify new and concrete solutions for a better food future. The Youth Policy Board (YPB), which governs the WFF Youth Assembly, is a key component of the Youth Action and Policy Track.

This group’s mission is to manage the Youth Assembly, write youth policy positions on food and agriculture issues, and organize regional activities, as well as to provide strategic direction for forthcoming significant events and the Youth Assembly throughout the year and during the WFF annual flagship event. The Youth Assembly’s goal is to open the debate on regional and thematic policy inputs, write opinions, and co-organize/brainstorm WFF Youth Action Track initiatives.

Eligibility Requirements

  • Any interested individuals between the ages of 18 and 35 years are welcome to join the new cohort. The candidate should be 35 or under 35 years of age during their mandate (i.e. until April 2026)
  • Sufficient proficiency in spoken and written English.
  • Availability for and capacity to participate in regular Youth Policy Board (YPB) meetings
  • Experience and interest in agrifood systems issues
  • Valuing WFF’s core values
  • Ability to dedicate about 20 hours per month to the role

By joining the cohort, the WFF YPB members will:

  • Co-lead the WFF Youth Assembly, which discusses various policy priorities and develops policy recommendations surrounding agrifood systems issues;
  • Join a powerful network of agrifood systems changemakers, including fellow YPB members, the WFF secretariat, partner organizations and constituencies, and FAO Regional and Liaison offices;
  • Receive limited travel and accommodation support to attend the WFF annual flagship event held at FAO Headquarters, Rome, Italy;
  • Receive capacity building and training opportunities, and the opportunity to engage in various WFF projects and initiatives;
  • Gain visibility through speaking opportunities at various policy-related global, regional and local events;
  • Leverage the network and resources of the WFF secretariat to empower youth for agrifood systems transformation;
  • Gain visibility through WFF social media channels and network of partners.

Also Apply: UN Food Systems Youth Leadership Program 2024 for Early Career Professionals

Application Deadline:  30 January 2024.

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