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Apply Now: Global Competition for Youth-Led Projects on Flood and Droughts

Calling all youth leading flood and drought management projects! Applications are currently being accepted for the Global Competition for Youth-Led Projects on Flood and Droughts, organized by the Water Youth Network in collaboration with the World Meteorological Organization/Global Water Partnership flood and drought management programmes: Associated Programme on Flood Management (APFM) and Integrated Drought Management Programme (IDMP). This competition is designed to showcase practical examples and cases on how an integrated approach to flood and drought risk management has been advanced in practice by or through the involvement of youth under the following three themes:

  1. Understanding risk: Participatory data collection (hazard, exposure, vulnerability), risk modelling tools, assessment and mapping and risk communication
  2. Early Warning System development: Impact based forecasting, needs assessment, warning communication (technologies), response, and warning evaluation
  3. Risk management and planning: Identifying, evaluating and implementing mitigation, preparedness, recovery and response measures at the local level

Applications fall under two categories (organisations may submit applications for both categories):

  • Category 1: Ongoing youth projects
    Could be research, volunteering or case studies where young people are acting as social innovators and communicators to bridge the gaps between science and action to make flood and drought risk management more integrated and effective at the local level. The winner will receive an opportunity for collaboration with APFM and IDMP, with direct support of up to 1,000 EUR + a trip to present the project at the Global Platform for Disaster Risk Reduction Conference in Cancun, Mexico on 22-26 May 2017
  • Category 2: New youth project
    Includes innovative projects and projects developed on existing knowledge that engage youth to support integrated flood and drought risk management at the local level. The winner will receive an opportunity for collaboration with APFM and IDMP, with direct support of up to 3,000 EUR + a trip to present the project at the Global Platform for Disaster Risk Reduction Conference in Cancun, Mexico on 22-26 May 2017

The winning projects will be selected based on the following criteria:

  • Should be youth-led activities/project and include youth participation across all aspects of the project. The project team members should be less than 35 years.
  • Relevance to the theme of integrated flood and drought risk management
  • Should address social needs at the local level
  • Innovative approaches and solutions to problems
  • Consideration of local partnerships and multi-stakeholder integration
  • Financial feasibility
  • Sustainable with possibility to upscale and replicate

The deadline for submission is 31 March 2017. Results will be announced on 26 April 2017.

For more information, download the flyer and concept note.

To download the application form, click on the links below:

10 replies
  1. Sana Ali
    Sana Ali says:

    Hey there,
    I am Sana, from Pakistan. I have few projects on flood and drought and few new ideas to implement along with youth as I saw 2010 flood in my province; in Sindh but I am not connected with any organization, can I participate in the competition on individual basis?
    Thanks,
    Sana.

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    • Celine Novenario
      Celine Novenario says:

      Dear Sana,
      Thank you for your message. The competition is geared to organizations as we would expect that a project would rely on the capacity of several individuals working together on a common goal. Do you think you could team up with other individuals or an organization for your project ideas?
      With best wishes,
      APFM Technical Support Unit

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    • Celine Novenario
      Celine Novenario says:

      Dear Katounke,
      Thank you for alerting us to this. The links have been corrected; you should now be able to download the application form.
      Best regards,
      APFM Technical Support Unit

      Reply
  2. Khalid Oubennaceur
    Khalid Oubennaceur says:

    Hi

    Iam phd student working on flood inundation management. Is it possible to apply for this competition ?

    Best regards
    Khalid

    Reply
    • Celine Novenario
      Celine Novenario says:

      Hi Khalid,

      Provided you fulfill the requirements listed above, you may apply for the competition. However, please note that the competition is geared to organizations as our expectation is that the capacity of several individuals working together on a common goal would be necessary to successfully bring a project to fruition.

      Kind regards,
      APFM Technical Support Unit

      Reply
  3. Palmira Cuellar
    Palmira Cuellar says:

    Hi! Im Palmira from Mexico, I have an organization and I have a project about floods. My question is : If will you have this competition for the next year? Maybe the project will be grow not only in my country also in Latin America.

    Thanks in advanced.

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    • Celine Novenario
      Celine Novenario says:

      Hi Palmira,

      Thank you for your interest in the competition. We have not yet made a decision on whether the contest will be held again next year, but we will post any follow-up activities on this website, as well as through our social media channels.

      Best regards,
      APFM Technical Support Unit

      Reply
    • Celine Novenario
      Celine Novenario says:

      Hi Najm,

      We are still in the process of reviewing applications. Please watch this space and follow us on social media to find out when the announcement is made. Thanks for your interest in the competition!

      Warm regards,
      APFM Technical Support Unit

      Reply

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