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CFS 42 Youth for Food Security and Nutrition (Y4FSN) Idea Incubator

CFS 42 Youth for Food Security and Nutrition (Y4FSN) Idea IncubatorCalling all youth!

Youth are invited to pitch their idea/initiative which engages youth in agriculture and food systems in a 3 minute video outlining how their initiative will help end hunger and malnutrition. All videos will be featured on the Youth Idea Incubator page of the CFS website.

Ten youth will be selected to deliver their pitch in person to a panel comprised of inspiring individuals working on youth engagement and food security and nutrition, including entrepreneurs, social leaders, academics, and others. Youth will receive feedback on their ideas and establish contacts with a network of actors engaged in food security and nutrition. They will also be invited to participate in the full CFS plenary week. 

The objective of the event is to facilitate capacity development of youth through feedback from inspiring individuals on their proposals to address food security and nutrition and networking opportunities with key stakeholders.

We’re looking for youth who are tackling food insecurity and malnutrition. Are you:

  • Someone with a bright idea about how to engage youth to end hunger and malnutrition?
  • Are you 15 – 35?
  • An engaging and inspiring speaker?

How can you participate?

You’re invited to pitch your idea/initiative which engages youth in agriculture and food systems in a (maximum) 3 minute video outlining how your initiative will help end hunger and malnutrition. Upload the video to YouTube or other video hosting website with the hashtag #Y4FSN_CFS by July 31st, 2015 and send the link to cfs@fao.org  

When submitting a video, don't forget to let YPARD know contacting us to: info@ypard.net 

By sending the link you confirm that the video does not contain any unsuitable or copyrighted material and may be published on the CFS website.  Ten entries will be selected to deliver their pitch in person to a panel. Youth will receive feedback on their ideas and establish contacts with a network of actors engaged in food security and nutrition. Selected youth will be notified in early September. All travel costs and accommodation for youth speakers will be covered by CFS. All other ideas received will be featured on this page.

Who you'll get feedback from

  • Mr. Ahmad Alhendawi, UN Special Envoy on Youth*
  • Kiva*
  • Mr. Pape Samb, Chairman and CEO, Global Youth Innovation Network (GYIN)
  • Ms. Christine Gould, Co-Founder, Thought for Food Challenge
  • Mr. Kareem Michael Larcher, Technical Center for Agricultural and Rural Cooperation (CTA) Science and Agriculture Film and Video Prize Winner
  • Ms. Trang Tran, TED 2015 Fellow and CEO of Fargreen

*invited, still to be confirmed

Guidelines for Video Submissions

  • The format should be MOV, MPEG, AVI, or MP4
  • The submission must not include images that are copyrighted, obscene, pornographic or libelous
  • Only one entry per person only

You should introduce yourself and what your idea is and how you would propose to accomplish it. The more passionate you are about your idea the more people will want to engage with you. Tell us how your idea transforms the status quo to engage youth more effectively in ending hunger and malnutrition. 
Live speakers will be selected based on the way their idea addresses the following criteria:

  • Impact on food security and nutrition (50%) – What scale of impact will the idea have on local/global community? Is the idea scalable?
  • Viability (30%) – Can the idea be realized in the near future (5 years) with a reasonable amount of resources?
  • Originality (10%) – Is it a transformational idea?
  • Clarity (10%) – How clearly is the idea communicated?

Timeframe

  • Call for Videos is published and disseminated:    1 July 2015
  • Deadline for video submission, all videos available on CFS website Youth Incubator page: 1 August 2015
  • Ten youth who submitted videos are contacted to arrange participation in CFS 42: 1 September 2015
  • Panelists are invited to review youth videos/ideas in advance: 15 September 2015
  • Event at CFS 42: 12 October 2015, 17.30 - 19.00 Iraq Room, FAO, Rome, Italy

Frequently Asked Questions

Do I have to have specific education or experience in a certain area in order to propose an idea?

  •   Definitely not – any youth with an idea can enter.

What if I don’t have an idea in mind, is there a way for me to participate?

  • Yes, you can support those that have entered by liking, commenting, and sharing on each of the projects in the gallery.

Who owns my idea/project/video?

  • You maintain ownership of your idea and only grant CFS the right to feature your film on the Youth Idea Incubator page of the CFS website

What is the selection process? 

  • Youth will be selected based on the criteria listed in the guidelines with consideration for gender and regional diversity

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