* Theme Development Guidelines - Youth Climate Change Conference 2017.pdf
Theme Development Guidelines - Youth Climate Change Conference 2017

Youth Climate Change Conference 2017 - THEME DEVELOPMENT OUTREEACH

Jun 6, 2017

Youth are being invited to play a crucial role in the 2017 Youth Climate Change Conference (YCCC), from concept to implementation. You now have the opportunity to develop a relevant, interesting and inspiring theme for the conference, which will be held in Kingston, Jamaica. This year’s conference is being co-hosted by the Jamaica Rural Economy and Ecosystems Adapting to Climate Change II (Ja REEACH II) Project and the United Nations Development Programme’s (UNDP) Japan-Caribbean Climate Change Partnership (J-CCCP) Project. Kindly make your submission by June 14, 2017 to yccc@jareeach.org.

Objective
The 2017 YCCC continues efforts to build awareness amongst Caribbean and Japanese youth about issues relating to climate change and foster strengthening of their contribution towards actions to combat its negative impacts. Specifically, the conference will provide an opportunity for youth to:
Share their knowledge and increase their understanding of global climate change issues, with specific emphasis on local and regional impacts.
Showcase examples of individual and institutional climate change actions (best practices) led by youth.
 Develop strategies and communication products, from a youth perspective, to increase their effectiveness in efforts to combat the negative impacts of climate change.
 Network with a view to creating partnerships to support climate change actions and advocacy.
 Edutain fellow conference participants through creative expressions.
Guidelines for Developing Theme
A. Please be guided by the objective and sub-objectives above in developing your conference theme proposal.
B. Conference theme submissions must be original.
C. Submission must reflect your views on youth involvement in action to combat negative climate change impacts.
D. The theme can be accompanied by supporting graphics/images/logos.
E. Kindly submit a short paragraph (maximum 200 words) on why you chose your theme.
F. The theme must not contain any inappropriate message or language.
G. The theme should be written so that it can easily be displayed on future conference programs/flyers.
H. The theme must be the result of your own efforts with limited guidance from others.
Key Points to Consider in Theme Development
A. How does your theme relate to youth participation in climate change action or awareness at the national level?
B. Does your theme actively address the objectives of the YCCC 2017 conference as outlined above?
C. What kind of theme would inspire participation by your peers in your school/community and motivate them to become agents of positive change and good environmental stewards?
D. Is the theme relatable and appealing to the youth audience? Is it catchy and easy to remember?
YCCC 2014 Theme
2014 – “One Climate, One Future… Empowering Youth for Action”
YCCC 2015 Theme
2015 – “Trusting Youth to Act for a Better Tomorrow. “
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About the 2017 Youth Climate Change Conference (YCCC)
The 2017 Youth Climate Change Conference will include the participation of youth from 8 Caribbean countries and Japan. Participating Caribbean countries include: Belize, Dominica, Grenada, Guyana, Jamaica, St. Lucia, St. Vincent and the Grenadines and Suriname. The event is being co-hosted by the USAID-funded Jamaica Rural Economy and Ecosystems Adapting to Climate Change II (Ja REEACH II) Project and the United Nations Development Programme’s (UNDP) Japan-Caribbean Climate Change Partnership (J-CCCP) Project.
About the Japan-Caribbean Climate Change Partnership
The Japan-Caribbean Climate Change Partnership supports eight Caribbean countries in advancing the process of inclusive low-emission risk-resilient development. In the pursuit of this objective, the initiative supports Nationally Appropriate Mitigation Actions (NAMAs) and National Adaptation Plans (NAPs) development, oversees the implementation of over forty pilot projects and strengthens knowledge networks through sharing experiences and lessons learned on climate change mitigation and adaptation policies and initiatives, natural hazard risk and resilience.
About the Jamaica Rural Economy and Ecosystems Adapting to Climate Change II Project
The Jamaica Rural Economy and Ecosystems Adapting to Climate cHange II Project is a four-year initiative funded by the United States Agency for International Development and implemented by ACDI/VOCA. Through a range of interventions, Ja REEACH II works with government, private sector, civil society and community based organizations to increase awareness and application of practical actions that help Jamaicans to become more resilient to the impacts of climate change.
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