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The Ban Ki-moon Centre for Global Citizens (BKMC) Youth AgriChampions 2024

The Ban Ki-moon Centre for Global Citizens (BKMC) Youth AgriChampions 2024 – The Ban Ki-moon Centre for Global Citizens (BKMC) is proud to host the 3rd edition of the Youth AgriChampions – a Peer2Peer workshop series on climate adaptation in agriculture. The initiative brings together ~15 youth grassroot voices from the world of smallholder farming and agricultural entrepreneurship in Ghana, Kenya, Nigeria, Rwanda and Zambia, to share their on-the-ground experience with adapting their practices to climate change. During the workshops – taking place in July 2024, the BKMC Youth AgriChampions will develop a youth demand paper to be elevated in high-level political fora by BKMC co-chair and 8th Secretary-General of the UN Ban Ki-moon. The thematic focus of the 2024 Demand Paper will be “locally-led adaptation for smallholder farming”.
In the past years, selected Youth AgriChampions joined the BKMC delegation on the ground at COP27 in Sharm El Sheikh and COP28 in Dubai to launch the Demand Paper and represent farmers around the world. To see the work of our 2023 BKMC Youth AgriChampions, visit our webpage here.
The Youth AgriChampions Workshop Series 2024 targets young smallholder farmers, agripreneurs, and youth working in the agricultural sector, aged between 18 to 35 from Ghana, Kenya, Nigeria, Rwanda and Zambia.

The workshops will take place on:

Workshop 1: 10 July 2024 (16:00 – 19:00 CEST)
Workshop 2: 17 July 2024 (16:00 – 19:00 CEST)
Workshop 3: 31 July 2024 (16:00 – 18:00 CEST)
100% attendance is required.
Upon successful completion of the workshop series, participants will be awarded certificates signed by 8th UN SG Ban Ki-moon and they will become part of our ever growing BKMC Youth AgriChampions Alumni Network.
We are very much looking forward to receiving your application!
During the application process you will need to fill out a form, indicating:
  • Your personal details (e.g. name, contact information, date of birth, citizenship, education, language competence, short profile description)
  • Your professional details (e.g. name of organization, function)
At the final stage of the application process you will be prompted to attach:
  • a motivation letter (max 250 words)
  • a portrait photo of yourself (JPEG or PNG format)
  • an introduction video of yourself (max 30 seconds, MP4 or MOV format
  • your CV
You will always be able to save your application form as a draft and submit it at a later point before the deadline on May 20, 2024, at 23:59 CEST.
Should you have questions, please reach out to office@bankimooncentre.org.

Eligibility

We are looking for participants with the following specifications:
–         Smallholder farmers, agricultural entrepreneurs and youth employed in the agricultural sector who want to share experiences, advocate for smallholder farmers, and work on developing a youth-demand paper for world leaders;
–         Age 18-35;
–         Citizens/nationals of the following countries: Ghana, Kenya, Nigeria, Rwanda and Zambia;
–         Working / worked on a climate adaptation project or have expertise in the topic;
–         Keen interest in agriculture, climate change, and food systems.
–         Able to fully attend three workshops in July 2024 and to provide some time to prepare things for the workshops in between

Organization:

The BKMC is a quasi-international organization in Austria, under the leadership of the co-chairs Ban Ki-moon and Heinz Fischer. It is working to empower women and youth in the framework of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and the Paris Climate Agreement.
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