Contract Opportunity for Youth Outreach for IUCN World Parks Congress
11 September 2013 | Article
Parks Canada is looking for an energetic individual to help support youth outreach activities leading up to the November 2014 IUCN World Parks Congress, with a focus on connecting youth with nature.
This is an international contract, open to individuals from around the world. If you are interested in an exciting initiative and have experience in youth leadership and engagement, please consider submitting a contract bid by October 08, 2013.
Parks Canada, the IUCN Commission for Education and Communication, the IUCN World Commission for Protected Areas and their Young Professional Working Group, and the IUCN Taskforce on Intergenerational Partnerships for Sustainability are leading the development of a presentation stream and special events at the November 2014 World Parks Congress in Sydney, Australia centered on Inspiring a New Generation.
This stream will support the growth of a global movement dedicated to inviting people across the world to experience, be inspired by, value and conserve nature. It will bring a powerful youth voice to the Congress. It will broaden the ability of park agencies and conservation organizations to reach children, youth and urban audiences, in exploring the use of new technology, and in engaging new partners and sectors of society. Through the inclusion of youth and young conservation professionals at this congress, this stream will build a legacy of youth leadership across the global parks community.
The purpose of this contract will be to nurture partnerships with youth organizations around the world, to facilitate youth participation at the World Parks Congress, and to help as part of a team in the development and delivery of a series of youth sessions and initiatives at the Congress.
If you think you are the right candidate for this exciting opportunity, please submit a contract bid by October 08, 2013.