he Youth Advisory Panel is a gender and geographically balanced team built on the principles of openness, inclusion and transparency to ensure a fair representation of the GCA Youth Adaptation Network. The Youth Advisory Panel is a 12-member gender-balanced group from Latin America and Caribbean, Asia, Africa, North America, Europe, and Oceania.
The Youth Advisory Panel will provide strategic advice to the CEO of GCA, Prof. Dr. Patrick Verkooijen, on youth engagement to drive the adaptation agenda. Additionally, the Panel will ensure that the main goals for YAN which are to engage, empower and amplify the role of the youth in the adaptation agenda are achieved.
The Youth Advisory Panel will uphold the vision of the GCA and the YAN in making youth central to the global adaptation agenda.
Advisory Roles of the Youth Advisory Panel
The YAN will have a twelve (12) member Youth Advisory Panel made of members who have proven experience in adaptation across GCA’s areas of work, which they have initially exhibited through their engagement within the YAN and it’s member networks. The Youth Advisory Panel will be selected through an open call for nominations through the regional and international youth climate networks within YAN. Nominations will be open to young people who are aged between 15 to 35 years and are members of the YAN.
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