Deadline: 4 November 2016
The Chicago Council on Global Affairs is seeking applications from students for its “Global Food Security Symposium” for Next Generation Delegation in Washington, DC.
The Global Food Security Symposium addresses the US government’s and international community’s progress on global food security and ensures that new challenges are met with action and innovation.
The Next Generation Delegation program has provided an opportunity for promising students to engage in symposium discussions and to interact with business and policy leaders, civil society, and social entrepreneurs working on agriculture, food, and nutrition issues.
Next Generation Delegates will have the opportunity to:
- Interact with symposium speakers and senior attendees in private forum
- Network with other outstanding students planning careers in global food, agriculture, and nutrition sectors
- Connect with key stakeholders from the public, private, and NGO sectors in private meetings
- Select delegates may also participate in symposium side events, panel discussions, or video interviews
Types of Program
There are two additional opportunities for exceptional applicants to participate in the symposium and related events:
- Social Media Ambassadors play an integral role in supporting the Symposium via our digital platforms and driving engagement, outreach and dissemination in the lead-up to the event.
- Rapporteurs will play an important role by attending working group “Solution Sessions” in Washington, DC, and capturing key themes and outcomes discussed at private working group sessions.
Note: Opting-in to consideration for either of these two programs does not undermine your chances of being selected as a Delegate, but does increase chances for being selected to participate in the symposium.
- Attend all symposium-related events in Washington, DC, on March 29-30, 2017. The Council will cover round trip airfare, accommodations, and meal expenses.
- Prepare a commentary piece for the Global Food for Thought blog on food security, shocks to the global food system, and entrepreneurship and innovation, as it relates to their area of research focus and career trajectory.
- Support social media outreach, which includes engaging your respective universities and disseminating information about the symposium, its featured report and the live stream to your networks.
- Contribute to and participate in the event’s social media plans, and responsibilities as required.
- Participate in a private post-event debriefing session and complete an online evaluation of the event.
- Students must be at the graduate or advanced undergraduate (third or fourth year) level studying agricultural development, social entrepreneurship, entrepreneurship, or other food security related disciplines.
- Students must plan to enter the agriculture and food sector upon graduation.
- International students and students studying at universities outside of the United States are strongly encouraged to apply.
How to Apply
Applications must be submitted online via given website.
For more information, please visit this link.