Youth Policy Board
To ensure that the work of the Youth Action track is youth-led and for youth, the activities and the preparations towards the Youth Assembly are governed and led by an independent group of change makers, chosen by youth.
The Youth Policy Board (previously called the Focal Points Group) is made up of 16 individuals from all regions and backgrounds. The main objective of the group is to provide thought leadership and define ‘new ways of doing’, to advance agrifood systems transformation through the empowerment of youth.
The Board will be tasked to hold the pen in identifying and drafting the policy recommendations of the World Food Forum, and to provide strategic direction to the activities carried out, including the development of National Chapters.
The World Food Forum is pleased to announce the 2023 cohort!
- Tess Hayton, United Kingdom
- Nicolas Domke, Chile
- Juan David Caro Alvarez, Colombia
- Elujulo Opeyemi, Nigeria
- Reem Al-Saffar, Iraq
- Leen Assiry, Lebanon
- Shreyaa Venkat, United States
- Audrey Wong, United States
- Vikrant Srivastava, India
- Joko Tri Rubiyanto, Indonesia
- Sungbin Hwang, South Korea
- Diana Zhuromska, Ukraine
- Bram Van Hecke, Belgium
- Zack Ahmed, Kenya
- Jennifer Ndzana Eloundou, Cameroon
- Roxanna Borda Mamani, Perú
Meet the Youth Action Track Focal Points Group
The World Food Forum is excited to announce the launch of the Youth Action Track Focal Points Group (FPG), with 12 youth leaders from across the globe, establishing the first cohort for 2022-2024.
In April 2022, an open call for the FPG was launched by the youth mechanism of the Youth Action track. The call saw 60 applications from young people across the globe, and the WFF extends its gratitude to the 10 Selection Committee members, with a special mention to the Young Professionals for Agricultural Development (YPARD) and the Major Group for Children and Youth (MGCY) who have led this process.
The aim of this group is to draft youth policy positions* on food and agriculture topics and coordinate regional activities, providing strategic direction for upcoming key events and the Youth Action Assembly during the WFF flagship event in October at FAO Headquarters in Rome, Italy. The group works closely with the Youth Action track to support capacity building for actionable solutions and education on policy topics to further empower youth to engage in policy.
Join the WFF Focal Points Group by applying here by 25 February 2023.
For questions or comments, please write to: [email protected]
*Disclaimer: The draft texts and statements of the FPG are not associated to FAO or partners of the WFF. The FPG acts as an independent body comprised of young people from different backgrounds and geographies.
FPG - Ann Nyambura MAINA
Ann Nyambura MAINA
FPG - Beauty JAPHET
FPG - Elujulo OPEYEMI
FPG - Jessica LI
FPG - Juan David CARO ALVAREZ
Juan David CARO ALVAREZ
FPG - Kamsin RAJU
FPG - Leen ASSIRE
FPG - Mohamed SANUSI JALLOH
Mohamed SANUSI JALLOH
FPG - Nicolás DOMKE
FPG - Reem AL SAFFAR
Reem AL SAFFAR
FPG - Sagar KOIROLA
FPG - Tess HAYTON
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