Are you looking for a way to get your voice heard in food and agriculture while taking your career to the next level? Then this volunteer leadership opportunity with the World Food Forum (WFF) may be for you!
Volunteer to become a Focal Point for the Youth Mechanism of the WFF Youth Action Track. What is that, might you ask?
The Youth Action Track is governed by an independent group of youth, called the Youth Mechanism. The Youth Mechanism will become the decision-making body of the Youth Action Track, handing over a larger portion of leadership to this youth-led body. The Youth Action Track will engage in programmes for supporting capacity building in actionable solutions and education on policy topics.
The Youth Mechanism is described in the Terms of Reference, which were drafted by youth for the 2021 Flagship WFF event and consulted upon by youth. The Youth Mechanism is composed of the Assembly and the Focal Points Group.
The Assembly is the universal constituency structure. The Assembly is composed of non-for-profit organizations, either youth-led and youth-serving organizations and/or youth branches of existing organizations, as well as individual youth advocates (under the age of 35). Organizational members (called “entities”) of the Assembly are values-based non-for-profit youth entities (ie: civil society, social movements, networks, organizations, coalitions, etc.).
The Focal Points Group
The Focal Points Group acts as a body that guides the strategic direction of the WFF Youth Mechanism as mandated by the Assembly. Each Focal Point acts in the interests of the WFF Youth Mechanism. It is composed of representatives / focal points from: 1) youth constituencies / counterparts of the UN counterparts and avenues related to the agriculture and food thematic; 2) representatives from person-centric and minority youth stakeholder groups; 3) youth/youth groups identified through a public process; and 4) youth that are part of the WFF Advisory Group as deemed relevant by the Focal Points Group Co-Chairs.
Two Co-Chairs of the Focal Points Group, who facilitate the Focal Points Group’s work, will be identified by the Mechanism and serve for a term of one year. The terms of the Co-Chairs will be staggered such that a new Co-Chair enters office every six months. At least one Co-Chair must be from a food and agriculture-focused youth entity. Co-chairing by one individual person is limited to a maximum of one term.
Number of spots open = up to 25
Deadline to submit the Form : 11 March 2022