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18 Feb

WANA Searches Climate Change Youth Ambassadors

The West Asia–North Africa (WANA) Institute is launching a contest in search of climate change youth ambassadors from Irbid, Zarqa and Balqa.

Youth from Irbid, Zarqa and Balqa between the ages of 19 and 25 are invited to submit a video or photo story explaining their original solution to a water, energy, or food issue linked to climate change in their area. The 10 best candidates from each governorate will be nominated as climate change ambassadors and will receive a valuable prize, generously provided by the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN).

The youth ambassadors will participate in a fully-funded capacity building programme in Amman, focusing on climate change science, adaptation, and advocacy. Together with community-based organisations, they will then take part in creating a climate change adaptation plan for their governorate, which will be shared with decision-makers in 2019.

Candidates can send their documentary/sketch or photo story to app.cc@wana.jo before midnight on 15 March 2018. More details about the competition are available on the WANA Institute's website.

The contest is part of the project “Enabling Communities for Climate Change Adaptation Planning: Understanding Gender Roles”, funded by the Embassy of the Kingdom of the Netherlands in Jordan. This project aims to empower local communities to design their own climate change adaptation plans, taking into account the effects of climate change on gender roles in Jordan.

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