How might the world look in 2030? How will young people be participating and engaging with their communities? How will communities be reacting to and taking action on the climate crisis?
The journey consists of two parts:
- Share your creative submissions on the future of climate change and/or civic engagement. You can show your perspective through poetry, an article, a story, a monologue, a piece of art, videos, objects from the future (that exist in 2030), dance, music, or any medium of your choosing.
- If you want to continue the conversation, you can apply to participate in our Youth Futures Fellowship, which is a five-week-long opportunity to acquire futures thinking skills and learn alongside regional and global experts and other young leaders from across the region.
Through the fellowship, you will:
- Obtain tools for navigating uncertainty in a complex world;
- Learn about systems-thinking and futures thinking;
- Develop leadership skills and abilities to build participatory processes;
- Become part of the UNDP Youth Futures Fellows community;
- Engage and connect with the global futures community.
In order to participate fully in this learning journey, you should be:
- Open to new ways of thinking;
- Willing to take a creative leap;
- Able to collaborate with people from different backgrounds;
- Interested in enhancing your leadership skills;
- Driven to take initiative within your community;
- Expert knowledge of thematic areas is not a requirement.
Who is Eligible?
- be 19-29 years old;
- have any educational or vocational background as long as you have a general knowledge of the themes (climate change and civic engagement) and you are eager to learn and contribute in teams;
- Originate from Algeria, Bahrain, Djibouti, Egypt, Iraq, Jordan, Kuwait, Lebanon, Libya, Morocco, State of Palestine, Saudi Arabia, Somalia, Sudan, Syria, Tunisia, & Yemen AND currently reside in one of these countries.
In designing and delivering the fellowship, their team is committed to a range of principles from the selection process to the learning journey. They are:
- Inclusivity – processes and practices that meet the needs of all;
- Diversity – not just the “unusual suspects” from familiar places;
- Ethical Imagination – ideas that inspire ethical and sustainable change;
- Aware – a clear and conscious understanding of privilege and power;
- Participatory – attention to engaging different groups in creative ways.
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