Wanted: Young, passionate people to speak up at the World Forestry Congress

Are you:

  • 18–35 years old?
  • Actively involved in a youth-led initiative or project created to benefit people, forests and the environment?
  • Interested in sharing your success stories and lessons learned with the global forestry audience?
  • Interested in having your project/initiative profiled at the XIV World Forestry Congress?

Apply to be an inspiring youth speaker and make a TEDx-style presentation at the youth special event during the XIV World Forestry Congress, 7-11 September, in Durban, South Africa.

How to apply?

To be considered as a youth speaker, please prepare the following:

  • a short informal video (no more than 5 minutes) introducing yourself and the project/initiative – this can be recorded on your cellphone, as it’s what you say and show that counts, not the video quality. You can post your video online and include a link in your submission, or attach the video file to your entry (max 10 MB).
  • a short text about your initiative (no more than 400 words)
  • a photo of yourself and any photos (no more than three) that show your project/initiative
  • clearly state your name, age and country
  • your applications can be in English, French or Spanish

You can submit your video, text and photos by email to yemi.adeyeye@fao.org with katherine.clyne@fao.org in copy.

Please put ‘Youth Speakers entry’ in the subject line.

Application deadline: 15 June 2015. 

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