Elevating and amplifying young voices has long been a priority for us at Connect4Climate. All over the world, youth are coming up with the innovative solutions needed to tackle today's challenges—it’s up to the rest of us to listen to them and engage with them about their ideas.
In the context of youth engagement, we’re delighted to announce that our friends at UNESCO’s Intergovernmental Hydrological Programme and the International Science Council have issued a call for extended abstracts addressing issues on Youth and Water Security in Africa. If you’re 35 or younger and have a valuable perspective to offer on this topic, now’s your time to shine and share your research!
The deadline to submit an abstract is August 31. Submissions should be 500-1000 words in length, not including references, tables and graphs, etc. See full guidelines below. Extended abstracts in both English and French will be accepted, though the selected manuscripts will be published exclusively in English. Authors of selected abstracts will see their work featured in a water security-themed online UNESCO booklet of abstracts and their full manuscripts in print and digital format in a special edition of a leading research journal. The call for extended abstracts is being organized within the context of Africa Water Week.
You have one month left to make your voice heard. Email your extended abstracts to firstname.lastname@example.org for consideration, making sure to include the required elements laid out in this Google Doc. Best of luck!
Jacob Kwasi Amengor, Chief Coordinator, iWASH Africa
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