Global Youth Adaptation Summit In Netherland (Fully Founded) 2022

Opportunity Detail

  • Language Requirement Not required
  • Gender MaleFemale
  • Level Non-Degree /Short program
  • Eligible Region/Countries
    All countries
  • Medium of Instruction English
  • Opportunity ID 42035
  • Funding Type Fully Funded
  • Duration 2 days

Opportunity Description

Global Center on Adaptation is an international organization working as a solutions broker to accelerate action and support for adaptation solutions, from the international to the local, in partnership with the public and private sector, to ensure they learn from each other and work together for a resilient climate future. In Rotterdam, young people from around the world are coming to help design the Global Goal on Adaptation. The inaugural Global Youth Adaptation Summit, organized by the Global Center on Adaptation and its Youth Advisory Panel, will bring together young leaders, decision-makers, and experts for the most significant youth conference on adaptation ahead of COP27. Participants listen to keynote presentations from climate experts and collaborate in working groups to produce a written outcome of the inaugural Global Youth Adaptation Summit, which will be submitted to the Friends of GCA High-Level Dialogue and the Pre-COP27. In addition, the Summit provides a forum for young people worldwide to share their experiences in adopting adaptation solutions. Young leaders and high-level dignitaries in international diplomacy will eat a meal at the end of the Summit.


  • Showcase youth-led climate-resilient ideas, including the Youth Adapt winners, to help accelerate adaptation action.
  • Facilitate international sharing of young people’s experiences in adaptation action, advocacy, and policy-making.
  • By bringing together young leaders and decision-makers, promote the consideration of youth inputs in the revisionrevisingGoal on Adaptation.

Important Details

Deadline: 10th July 2022.
Organized by: Global Center on Adaptation.
Host country: Rotterdam, the Netherlands.
Summit date:  3rd – 4th September.
Announcement of selected candidates: 1st August 2022.
Preparatory meeting: August 2022.
Cost of attending: Free of charge.
Duration: 2 days.
Language of the summit: English.
Format: In-person (only participants able to reach the Summit by train will be invited to join in person). And online.
Eligible Country: International (In particular, young people already committed to implementing climate solutions at the local, national, regional, and international levels are encouraged to apply).

Why Apply?

Seven Regional Young Adaptation Forums will be held worldwide in 2022, culminating in the Global Youth Adaptation Summit, to identify youth proposals for assessing and implementing the Global Goals on Adaptation. At the Friends of GCA High-Level Dialogue, these proposals will be discussed with GCA CEO Prof. Dr. Patrick Verkooijen, H.E. Ban Ki-moon, and President Macky Sall of Senegal. Furthermore, the results will be given to decision-makers in a publication at the pre-COP27, putting the perspectives of young people at the forefront of UN climate discussions.

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Young leaders chosen to attend the Summit will be required to participate in adaptation activities in their communities in the months leading up to and following the Summit:

  • Replicate dialogues to discover gaps, requirements, and opportunities.
  • Presentation of young perspectives to decision-makers and policy-makers.
  • Efforts to promote awareness about climate change adaptation through advocacy.

Eligibility criteria

  • Participants joining in person must be able to communicate in English.
  • At the time of application, the candidate must be between 18 and 35.
  • In August 2022, you must be available to participate in one virtual preparation call.
  • If chosen, the candidate must be able to participate in the program entirely.

The criteria that are used:

Applicants are encouraged to share and discuss their climate action and related domain experience, including but not limited to:

  • Implementation experience in the realm of climate solutions.
  • Understanding of policy and decision-making processes.
  • They make connections with local youth groups and networks.
  • Their inspiration for attending the Summit.
  • Their drive to continue shaping the international adaptation agenda after the Summit has ended.

How to Apply?

To register, please click on the link below:

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For more information, kindly visit the Global Youth Adaptation official website.

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