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OUTSTANDING OPPORTUNITY – Be a Young Professionals Committee Member for IMPAC5

Hello everyone! Below is a really incredible opportunity to apply for the Young Professionals Committee ahead of IMPAC5 (5th International Marine Protected Areas Congress) set for June 2022 in Vancouver. A couple of things to highlight that really make this opportunity stand out:

  • The co-lead for the committee is Caroline Merner, an original staff member for Ocean Bridge back in 2018 – she's truly an amazing person and a compassionate leader, anyone who has worked alongside her can attest to that!
  • In addition to attendance to IMPAC5 in Vancouver, members of the Youth Professionals Committee will receive an honorarium of $1,000 for their engagement

    Call for young professionals committee members for the 5th International Marine Protected Areas Congress (IMPAC5)

    Join our Young Professional Committee and share your perspective on planning the 5th International Marine Protected Areas Congress (IMPAC5) 

    As part of the Young Professionals Committee for the IMPAC5, you will:

    • Ensure that all aspects of IMPAC5 are seen through a youth lens;
    • Help shape thematic discussions and speak on a variety of panels; and
    • Build the legacy of the Congress to engage young people beyond IMPAC5.

    Apply to be a Young Professionals Committee Member for IMPAC5:

    Please submit your resume and brief video highlighting why you are ready to take on this challenge (max. 2 minutes) by 22 April, 2021 at 11:59 PM (PST) to [email protected].

    Eligibility

    As a Young Professionals Committee member for IMPAC5, you are:

    • Able to attend monthly Young Professionals Committee meetings.
    • Willing to take part in the IMPAC5 Congress in Vancouver, Canada.
    • A young professional under 32 years of age on 31 December, 2022.

    Responsibility

    As a Young Professionals Committee member for IMPAC5, you will:

    • Ensure youth engagement in IMPAC5 planning, delivery and legacy initiatives;
    • Provide recommendations on sessions, speakers, ceremonies, and field trips;
    • Showcase global youth engagement on marine protected areas (MPAs); and
    • Engage youth through IMPAC5-related events and activities.

    Opportunity

    As a Young Professionals Committee member for IMPAC5, you can:

    • Mobilize youth around the world on the importance of MPAs
    • Attend the high profile international congress for in-person and digital events with a global community of marine conservation practitioners.
    • Share your expertise and experiences to develop a roadmap for youth engagement in MPAs and ocean conservation.
    • Plan the legacy of future engagement for IMPAC6 and beyond.
    • Receive a stipend as an honorarium for your engagement efforts.

    Experience and Abilities

    As a Young Professionals Committee member for IMPAC5, you have:

    • Worked in a field related to ocean conservation, marine protected areas, Indigenous rights, biodiversity, climate change, industry, transportation, or other related fields.
    • Developed youth outreach and engagement strategies at a local, national or global level.
    • Designed youth events/workshops/meeting programs or agendas, including developing themes and outlining speakers/guests.

    Please submit your resume and brief video highlighting why you are ready to take on this challenge (max. 2 minutes) by 22 April, 2021 at 11:59 PM (PST) to [email protected].

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    We here at Ocean Bridge are pleased to share this opportunity to participate in this knowledge-sharing event organized by our friends at the United Nations Association in Canada!

    UNA-Canada is excited to present the Forum citoyenneté mondiale: Perspective canadiennes: développement, coopération et Objectifs de développement durable! Please note that the event will be held in French

    Join an expert panel for this two-part webinar series that will gather and engage youth from across the country for an interactive knowledge sharing experience! Featuring presentations from leading experts and discussion, the hope is to highlight and address the challenges in the fields of sustainable development and cooperation in Canada and abroad.

    • Session 1 - April 1st, 9:00 am EST Le développement et la coopération internationale pour des communautés plus inclusives

    Our guests are: Bedford Senator Rosa Galvez, Marcela Pena-Vega, Programme Manager at Développement international Desjardins and Maïka Sondarjee, Assistant Professor at University of Ottawa. 

      • Session 2 - April 1st, 1:00 pm EST Programme de développement durable à l'horizon 2030: quel avenir pour le Canada? 

      Guests will be revealed soon. 

      Bringing together Canadian youth from across the country, this event is focused on youth but is open to all. To register, visit: forumcitoyennete.eventbrite.ca

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