Honored, Jury for C4C Photo Competition | Solomon W. Jagwe | 2,747 views

I am humbled and honored to have been selected and added as a Jury member to the World Bank’s Global Connect 4 Climate campaign and photo competition.

Connect4Climate (C4C) is a campaign, a competition, and a community that cares about climate change. The goal of C4C is to raise awareness about climate change issues around the world, with an initial focus on Africa. With the help of our broad coalition of partners, both big and small, we are kickstarting an interactive dialogue on climate change issues amongst African youth and global social media users. With roughly 70% of Africa’s total population under 30, the Connect4Climate campaign will tap the rich potential of African’s youth as powerful agents of social change.

The Competition: In the run-up to the United Nations Conference on Climate Change (COP 17) in Durban, South Africa this December, Connect4Climate is launching a photo and video challenge on climate change targeted to African youth in collaboration with Facebook. African youth from the ages of 13 to 30 are invited to share their personal climate change stories around six themes:

  • Agriculture
  • Energy
  • Forests
  • Gender
  • Health
  • Water

Through photos and short videos, young Africans will tell us how climate change is affecting their lives, families, communities and environments. If they have innovative ideas for local solutions, we hope to see and hear these stories, too! The best entries will receive prizes at a high-profile award ceremony and will be exhibited at COP17 in Durban.  World leaders and prominent climate change thinkers will get a chance to look, listen, and learn about these climate stories generated by African youth.

You can upload your photos or videos through our Facebook page by clicking “Enter Competition.” You can also send your photos and videos via email to c4cphotovideo@worldbank.org. Be sure to include your name, date of birth, title and caption of your photo or video, and where your photo or video was taken.

Deadline
November 15, 2011

Eligibility
Young people from around the world with a focus on African youth- ages 13-17, 18-24, and 25-30

Prizes
Over 60 prizes will be awarded, including cameras, mobile phones, computer tablets and solar backpacks. Winning entries will be exhibited at the UN Conference on Climate Change (COP17) in Durban, South Africa, this December. World leaders and prominent climate change thinkers will get a chance to look, listen, and learn about these climate stories generated by African youth from around the continent.

The Community
with an ever-growing list of knowledge partners, Connect4Climate aims to act as a convener of all parties with an interest in raising awareness about climate change issues and participating in an interactive, global dialogue on climate change. Our partners include international organizations, social media networks, UN agencies, NGOs, academia, civil society, private sector, public sector, and youth organizations.

Join us!
facebook.com/connect4climate
twitter.com/connect4climate

Want to become a partner? Email: connect4climate@worldbank.org

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