- What is COP22?
COP22 is the 22nd Conference of the Parties to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC). It is the main annual meeting of all nations under the UNFCCC to build and strengthen intergovernmental climate policy. COP22 will be from November 7-18, 2016, in Marrakech, Morocco. This year’s COP is deemed as “COP of Action” to build up the momentum after Paris Agreement.
- Who is Malaysian Youth Delegation (MYD)?
The Malaysian Youth Delegation (MYD) is the voice of the Malaysian youth climate movement at international United Nations climate conferences, UNFCCC. We strike to represent the demands of a generation working and to advocate for a just, safe, and livable future for all.
- What does the delegation do?
Prior to COP22, delegates are expected to undergo trainings and perform other operational work such as fundraising, logistical support, leading on artistic elements of action. Our trainings will cover the 3 primary tracks of MYD: Media, Mobilisation and Advocacy.
- Media: maintain our online social media presence, produce knowledge articles before COP, craft MYD newsletter during COP, write press release template, pitch delegation stories to larger media outlets, track media hits
- Mobilization: train delegates for how to plan actions in the UN Space, coordinate with other action planning hubs,
- Advocacy: tracking policy development in the UNFCCC, train delegates in advocacy aspects of the UNFCCC and the MYD support strategic policy engagements for the delegation through lobbying and other associated efforts.
Delegates will be constantly producing knowledge articles based on the above tracks, and will be published on PowerShift Malaysia website as part of the training. This year, we also aimed to conduct a national climate change survey which acts as the basis of producing a Malaysian youth statement on climate change. Besides, we will have the opportunity to work with government officials, civil society representatives, and youth from around the world, all while organizing direct actions, coordinating media outreach, and lobbying government delegates.
Nevertheless, we are open to new and creative ideas on how our delegation can most effectively push for the world we need!
- What are we going to do in COP22?
The selected delegation to COP22 is expected to track the negotiation process and report back to local and online audiences via social media updates and articles writing. You also have the chance to take part in youth-led mobilisations or actions that will be happening in or outside of the venue.
For a better picture, you may read the article collections of MYD 2015 in COP21:
- How does the commitment looks like?
Delegates are expected to begin work around mid-June. Delegates are expected to commit ~5 hours per week on preparations for COP22 from June to October 2016. A crucial aspect of this is participating in bi-weekly conference calls with other delegation members. This time commitment will increase as the negotiations draw closer.
Delegates are strongly encouraged to attend the Conference of Youth 12 (4-6 November 2016), the entire COP22 conference (7-18 November 2016), and a post-conference reflection (19-21 November 2016). We also anticipate hosting a 2-day in-person delegation preparatory training. We will determine the dates and location for this in-person training after the delegation is finalised.
Note that your commitment will fluctuate depending on your role in the team.
- Who are we looking for?
We welcome any Malaysian youths (age 18-30 by 1st Nov 2016) or youths who are currently based in Malaysia. If you are a Malaysian citizen who is overseas, you are welcomed to apply too!
MYD is hoping to have a diverse team of climate fighters: from action-oriented climate advocators to climate policy geeks and climate storytellers. No prior or minimum requirement is needed, as we believe everyone is here to learn. If you are a risk-taker who is willing to step out from your comfort zone and constantly challenge yourself, we want you!
- Do I need to pay for anything?
We will do our very best to make this program financially accessible to all delegates – and with that said, delegates are inevitably responsible for covering their travel, housing, and food expenses. MYD and PowerShift Malaysia will work to secure grants, hold fundraisers, and help raise money to cover trip expenses. Delegates also typically undertake individual efforts to raise funds to cover their costs of attendance. Leading up to COP22, we’ll have members of the delegation, who are experienced in fundraising to support others through the process of personal fundraising.
- When will I get the application results?
The application deadline is 15 May 23:59 (GMT8+). You will receive an application receipt once we received your Application Form AND Creative/Writing component. Kindly email us at email@example.com if you have not receive any reply from us after your submission.
First round of results will be out by end of May and you will be informed regardless of being shortlisted or not. Shortlisted applicants will then be called for an online screening interview. Final announcement of the delegation shall be on the early of June.
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