The United Nations Office for Outer Space Affairs (UNOOSA), in collaboration with the Space Generation Advisory Council (SGAC), launched the 2022 edition of the Space4Youth Essay Competition! Water scarcity is a major global challenge. Young people play a key role. UNOOSA and SGAC want to give a voice to and promote youth’s ideas on the use of space for water resources management and aquatic ecosystem preservation.
UNOOSA is the only United Nations Office entirely dedicated to outer space activities and works to strengthen international cooperation in space activities and in the use of space science and technology for achieving sustainable development.
SGAC in support of the United Nations Programme on Space applications is a global non-governmental, non-profit organization and network representing university students and young space professionals to the United Nations, space agencies, industry, and academia.
Theme: Youth4Water2022 – Space as a tool to accelerate change in sustainable water resources management, hydrology and the protection of aquatic ecosystems
- The competition is open to all students and young professionals from any Member State of the United Nations.
- All participants shall be of the age between 18 to 35 inclusive (up to the day of their 36th birthday) on 1 February 2022.
- The competition is open to individuals – no team submission is allowed.
- Competition organizers and judges are not eligible for the competition.
For more information, visit https://www.unoosa.org/oosa/en/ourwork/space4youth/competition/2022/index.html