UNDP BRH Youth Team (Youth Co:Lab)
UNDP Regional Centre in Bangkok
Description of assignment title: Mapping of Youth CSOs and networks working on Environmental and Climate Justice in APAC
Assignment country: Thailand
Expected start date: Invalid Date
Sustainable Development Goal: 13. Climate action
For how many hours per week will the volunteer be required?
11 – 20
Host entity: UNDP BRH Youth Team (Youth Co:Lab)
Duration: 3 weeks
Number of assignments: 1
Mission and objectives
Youth Empowerment in Climate Action Platform (YECAP) In the recent past, we are witnessing increased interest, engagement, and activism by young people towards the climate agenda. Through climate strikes etc. young people call for governments and other relevant stakeholders to take collective actions on climate change. With this context in mind, it is important to engage the voices of young people and identify actionable initiatives to lay the foundation for ambitious climate actions. Meanwhile, governments are also increasing their climate ambitions leading up to the COP26 and youth inclusion in this agenda has increased from 40% in 2015 to 75% in 2020. To foster this interaction and empower action, UNDP Asia-Pacific in collaboration with UNICEF East Asia and Pacific, UNICEF South Asia, UNFCCC Regional Collaboration – Bangkok, British Council, YOUNGO, Movers Program and 2030 Youth Force are co-convening a regional platform.
UNDP and its partners believe that youth have the potential to be leaders, to create inclusive societies and the ability to reach the most vulnerable and marginalized. Youth can make a positive difference by taking on the challenges laid out in the 2030 Agenda through social innovation, mobilizing their peers and communities, and creating adaptive and innovative solutions.
To support UNDP’s work on climate justice and youth, a comprehensive mapping of organizations, networks and alliances working on environmental and climate justice in the Asia-Pacific region is required. We are looking for an experienced online volunteer to research and map out the organizations working at the nexus of climate justice and youth, including indigenous organizations/alliances working on land and resource rights through desk research. The final output will be a list of organizations that are working on climate justice with a focus on youth as well as their regional and thematic scope.
Candidates are required to have : – previous experience in supporting programs that focus on human rights and knowledge of rights based approach – Familiarity with environmental and climate justice – Excellent desk research and mapping skills; – familiarity with excel or similar tools, – Excellent data consolidation and strong writing and editing skills.
English, Level: Fluent, Required
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