Climate Advocacy Training for Youth

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Climate Advocacy Training for Youths (CATY) raises the awareness of Hong Kong youth on sustainable development policies and international climate events. The training and direct experience are designed to equip them to play a more effective role in international conferences, debates and institutional processes on climate and sustainability issues. Outstanding students will be selected as youth delegates of Hong Kong to participate in the international climate forums, like the 2022 Conference of the Parties to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (COP27), Youth4Climate or Asia-Pacific Climate Week.

Training Syllabus

This course aims to empower youths who are motivated by the vision of a sustainable world and aspire to be climate advocates against climate emergency. Participants will learn from leaders, experts and youth advocates from Hong Kong and overseas and will gain valuable and relevant climate advocacy skills.

Students will come away with :

  • Understanding of the international conventions, agreements, multilateral organizations on climate change and related major environmental and social issues. 
  • How you can make your voice heard in international forums and local community
  • Tools and frameworks to influence pressing global issues on climate change and sustainability
  • Action plans about how to implement an advocacy campaign on climate issues in your chosen space

Topics to be covered in the training course:

Module 1: Introduction of Climate Advocacy
Module 2: Local Youth Climate Movement and Advocacy Skills: Public Opinion Research
Module 3: Climate Change and International Youth Movement
Module 4: Advocacy Skills: Persuasive Speech 
Module 5: Advocacy Skills: Media and Communication
Module 6: Climate Negotiation: COP Simulation
Module 7: Community Project Presentation and Graduation Ceremony

The 3nd Climate Advocacy Training for Youth 2022 will be held from April to August 2022. Interactive online teaching styles, practical applications and participatory methods will be adopted to build knowledge and experience. For details, please refer to the course syllabus.

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Application Procedures

How to Apply?

  • Fill in the online application form and submit all necessary supporting documents on or before 20 March 2022 (Sunday) to Blaire Ho: blaire.ho@ccinnolab.org, with an email title of [CATY 2022_Your full name].

    Documents included:
    - A Curriculum Vitae
    - Copies of certificates of academic/ professional qualifications
    - Official transcripts and grading schemes of all tertiary level studies
    - A photocopy of Hong Kong Identity Card

  • Submit a 400 words of personal statement in Chinese to introduce yourself and the reasons why you want to join this programme and;

  • Submit a 800 -2,000 words of essay in English with one of the following topics on or before 20 March 2022 (Sunday) to email: blaire.ho@ccinnolab.org, with an email title of [CATY 2022_Your full name_Submission of assignments].

    - What are the pros and cons of the current Hong Kong long term decarbonization plan?
    - What are the impacts brought by climate change? Why does it matter to youth and children?
    - A proposal of a climate advocacy campaign in Hong Kong

Shortlisted applicants will be invited for an interview during March and April 2022.

Fee of the programme

This training is free for all successful applicants. Certificates of Participation will be awarded to participants subject to 80% attendance rate of all modules.

Eligibility

  • Will be aged between 18 and 35 on the date that you attend the training
  • Hong Kong permanent identity card holder
  • Equipped with language, communication, problem-solving and leadership skills

Who should apply?

  • Can commit to our Climate Advocacy Training for Youth Programme on every Saturday for around 5 months from April 2022 to August 2022.
  • Want to advocate your own climate actions but not sure how to start with
  • Show enthusiasm in climate change, environmental and social justice issues and are passionate about making a positive difference to the society
  • Passionate about making a positive difference to a sustainable city
  • Want to be the driving force behind local and international climate issues
  • Committed to serving the Hong Kong community, preferably with commendable experience in volunteer or community service

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