Update: Application deadline has been extended to August 20

This e-mail just went out to our network in North Africa and the Middle East.

Dear friends,

We have exciting news to share with you! This September, we’re launching the Arab Youth Climate Movement with a 5 day leadership workshop in Cairo.

20 young climate leaders from across the Arab world will be selected to participate in the workshop, which will be held from September 17-21 in Cairo, Egypt—you could be one of them! You must be between the ages of 18-35 and passionate about growing this movement in your country. Eligible youth activists are encouraged to apply now.

Workshop Dates: September 17-21, 2012
Application Deadline: August 16, 2012, 11:59pm (KSA)

At the end of November, the UN Climate summit will be held in an Arab country—Qatar—for the first time. In anticipation of the COP18 summit, youth from across the Arab world will organize, connect, and build a powerful regional movement. The goals of the leadership workshop are to build capacity and knowledge among Arab youth, learn about the latest climate science and policy developments, practice organizing skills and campaign planning, and build community. Participants will be empowered to effectively engage in climate negotiations, host climate organizing workshops in their own communities, and build the grassroots movement in their home countries.

Click here for more information and to fill out an application. Short-listed applicants will be selected for a Skype or phone interview at the end of August. A total of 20 participants will be selected from across the Middle East and North Africa Region. The workshop will be hosted by 350.org, IndyACT and the DEMENA Climate Ambassadors Program.

Ready? Lets build a movement together!


Sarah Rifaat
350.org Arab World Coordinator