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Jul 12, 2017 - Ocean and Climate Youth Ambassador Programme - now accepting applications for participants and videographer
Peace Boat is pleased to announce that applications are now being accepted for participants from countries in the Alliance of Small Island States (AOSIS) to the Ocean and Climate Youth Ambassador Programme. Peace Boat is also seeking a videographer to document the programme.

Dates
September 21- October 17, 2016 [27 days] *The programme starts in Barcelona and ends in New York

From The Ocean Conference to COP23

The Peace Boat "Ocean and Climate Youth Ambassador Programme" was announced at the Ocean Conference in June, 2017 as a voluntary commitment towards the implementation of SDG14. To be held in collaboration with Small Island Developing States (SIDS), the programme will bring youth leaders from states on the front line of climate change and marine degradation to travel onboard Peace Boat's ship, engaging in capacity building and bringing their message to citizens and government representatives through the voyage. The youth will embark in Europe in September 2017. There, they will connect with civil society organizations and government agencies in ports visited, including in Spain, France, Portugal, the United Kingdom and Iceland.

Participants will give testimony of their experiences and the impact of climate change and marine degradation on their communities, highlight the outcomes of The Ocean Conference and make a Youth Call for Action. Their voyage will end as Peace Boat docks in New York in October 2017, where the youth ambassadors will report on their efforts to both the United Nations community and the broader public. Participants will take the messages and outcomes of the Ocean Conference with them as they travel, and their experiences and a Youth Call to Action will be documented and shared widely at COP 23 and beyond, highlighting the intrinsic link between climate and ocean health, SDGs 13 and 14.

Please download the Project Overview here.

Participants - Eligibility and How to Apply

Participants, between the ages of 18 and 29, from small island states visited during Peace Boat's global voyages, including from countries in the three geographic regions of the Pacific, Indian Ocean and Caribbean. Candidates will have a strong interest and will already active in their own communities on issues relating to ocean welfare and/or climate action and will be able to share their message through various means of expression. The selection committee will evaluate the application materials based on the "eligibility" to be laid out in the call for participants. Skype/phone interviews may be conducted.

Please download more information on how to apply here. The deadline for applications is July 24, 2017

Videographer - Eligibility and How to Apply

Peace Boat is seeking a Volunteer Videographer who will work with Peace Boat to create a documentary and a number of short videos about the Peace Boat Ocean and Climate Youth Ambassador Programme. The 20-minutes documentary will be shown during COP 23 (6-17 November 2017) in Bonn, Germany and will be made available online for wide dissemination for awareness raising and education. A number of short videos will be shown in different awareness raising events in Lisbon, Bourdeaux, London, Edinburgh, Reykjavik and New York. The selection committee will evaluate the application materials based on the "eligibility" to be laid out in the call for participants. Skype/phone interviews may be conducted.

Please download more information on how to apply here. The deadline for applications is July 24, 2017

Inquiry
Please email pbglobal [at] peaceboat.gr.jp, clearly indicating that your inquiry relates to "Peace Boat's Ocean and Climate Youth Ambassador Programme".

Documents for download