Early Career Professionals United Nations Food System Hub 2024 - Keepswiki
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Early Career Professionals United Nations Food System Hub 2024


Looking to accelerate food systems solutions in the Global South? Apply for a new and inspiring program designed for early career professionals. Selected participants will be invited to participate in a 5-day, in-person, leadership-building workshop. Our mission is to facilitate connections among promising early-career innovators, practitioners, scientists, and activists from low- and middle-income countries. Together, we will connect policy advocacy with grassroots action to collectively shape a positive future of food.

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The program provides an opportunity to enhance your expertise in governance systems, policy advocacy, communication, storytelling, science, and evidence-based decision-making. You will engage in a 5-day co-creative workshop, bridging the gap between data, knowledge, and implementation. The program offers inspiring presentations by seasoned practitioners, scientists, young global food champions, and influencers shaping the future of food systems. You will co-create a community of practice, sharpen your leadership skills, and develop transformative initiatives for low- and middle-income countries to transform their food systems.

If you’re between the ages of 18-35, a national from low and middle-income countries, and an early career professional from all disciplinary backgrounds interested in leading food systems solutions in three regions: Latin America and the Caribbean, Africa, Asia and the Pacific, then this program is for you! The program targets individuals who have demonstrated engagement in food systems transformation innovation, action, and advocacy. Successful candidates exhibit a commitment to societal service and a dedication to contributing towards achieving the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

Through a competitive selection process, candidates will be assessed based on their current work, academic and/or professional excellence, policy advocacy/communication skills and leadership experience, quality of the presented motivation and project after the end of the course, experience in policy processes or grassroots initiatives at the local, regional, or global levels, personal engagement, track record of engagement in advocacy networks, Youth Associations, or similar organizations working to transform food systems, and understanding of UNFSS Summit, National Pathways, etc.

So, if you’re interested and meet the requirements, submit your application for the program by January 15, 2024. For more details and to apply, visit the UN website. Transform your vision into action and be part of the next generation of food systems leaders.

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