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Call for speakers: young professionals in agrobiodiversity preservation

Young people are the backbone of a nation and can explore the youth role in adaptive measures against a changing climate.

To promote youth engagement in biodiversity protection toward achieving the UN 2030 Sustainable Development Goals, this Youth Daily Show led by Young Professionals for Agricultural Development (YPARD), in collaboration with the Youth in Landscapes Initiative (YIL), will discuss indigenous youth perspectives in agrobiodiversity preservation. This program is a side event of GLF Biodiversity Digital Conference: One World - One Health, October 28- 29, 2020.  

In this Youth Daily Show, we will explore the work that young indigenous people working in agriculture are doing toward preserving biodiversity. At the same time, this episode will find out what technologies and methods indigenous people around the world are applying to ensure a climate-resilient agricultural value chain development for more sustainable livelihoods.

We are looking for two young professionals from Asia and the Pacific region who are passionate about agrobiodiversity conservation and can constructively share their stories, experiences and tools with the audiences as a speaker for the virtual conference on Preserving Agrobiodiversity: Indigenous Youth (18-39 years) Perspectives on 28th October 2020. The application deadline is 8th October 2020 and selected applicants will be notified by 10th October 2020.

Requirements

  • Indigenous youth (preferred) working for biodiversity preservation
  • Young researcher/ scholars /activists/ advocate/ policymaker who is working in agrobiodiversity or agroecology
  • Must be a registered member on the YPARD website.

Key responsibilities

  • Be able to share their stories and experiences on the related field and be familiar with the existing issue of climate and agrobiodiversity
  • Must have a good command of English speaking
  • Willing to join/ lead the Agrobiodiversity Youth Task Force in the future.

Apply

Interested speakers who meet the above-mentioned requirements can send the following documents with the Subject: “Application for speaker- Preserving Agrobiodiversity” to asia@ypard.net.

  1. Updated resume (not more than two pages)
  2. Expression of interest (1 min video)*
  3. Social media links: Twitter, Instagram, LinkedIn, and Facebook.

*You can upload your video on Twitter or Facebook. Please mention @YPARD_AP for Twitter and YpardAsiaPacific group for Facebook. Also, include your video link in the application.

The whole session is 30-minutes and it will be via an online platform. For interested audiences, please send an email to asia@ypard.net (Dinesh Panday, Communications officer at YPARD Asia & Pacific), we will provide event details to you.