The Ban Ki-moon Centre for Global Citizens (BKMC) is proud to host the 3rd edition of the Youth AgriChampions – a Peer2Peer workshop series on climate adaptation in agriculture. The initiative brings together ~15 youth grassroot voices from the world of smallholder farming and agricultural entrepreneurship in Ghana, Kenya, Nigeria, Rwanda and Zambia, to share their on-the-ground experience with adapting their practices to climate change. 

Youth AgriChampions workshop

During the workshops – taking place in July 2024, the BKMC Youth AgriChampions will develop a youth demand paper to be elevated in high-level political fora by BKMC co-chair and 8th Secretary-General of the UN Ban Ki-moon. The thematic focus of the 2024 Demand Paper will be “locally-led adaptation for smallholder farming”.

In the past years, selected Youth AgriChampions joined the BKMC delegation on the ground at COP27 in Sharm El Sheikh and COP28 in Dubai to launch the Youth AgriChampions Demand Paper and represent farmers’ voices around the world.

Youth AgriChampions

The Youth AgriChampions Workshop Series 2024 targets young smallholder farmers, agripreneurs, and youth working in the agricultural sector, aged between 18 to 35 from Ghana, Kenya, Nigeria, Rwanda and Zambia.

Eligibility:

  • Smallholder farmers, agricultural entrepreneurs, and youth employed in the agricultural sector who want to share experiences, advocate for smallholder farmers, and work on developing a youth-demand paper for world leaders;
  • Age 18-35;
  • Citizens/nationals of the following countries: Ghana, Kenya, Nigeria, Rwanda and Zambia;
  • Working/worked on a climate adaptation project or have expertise in the topic;
  • Keen interest in agriculture, climate change, and food systems.
  • Able to fully attend three workshops in July 2024 and to provide some time to prepare things for the workshops in between

Apply here to the Youth AgriChampions by May 20, 2024, at 23.59 CET.