The World Food Forum (WFF) Youth Policy Board (YPB)

Deadline: 30th of January, 2024.

The WFF Youth Action and Policy Track seeks to unite and empower young people from all over the world to debate their local priorities and concerns, as well as suggest new and concrete solutions for a better food future. The Youth Policy Board (YPB), which controls the WFF Youth Assembly, is a key component of the Youth Action and Policy Track.

This group’s mission is to manage the Youth Assembly, write youth policy positions on food and agricultural issues, and organize regional activities, as well as to provide strategic direction for forthcoming significant events and the Youth Assembly throughout the year and during the WFF annual flagship event. The objective of the Youth Assembly is to open the dialogue on regional and thematic areas for policy inputs, draft opinions, and co-organize/brainstorm activities of the WFF Youth Action Track.


  • Any interested individuals between the ages of 18 and 35 years are welcome to join the new cohort. The candidate should be 35 or under 35 years of age during their mandate (i.e. until April 2026)
  • Sufficient proficiency in spoken and written English.
  • Availability for and capacity to participate in regular Youth Policy Board (YPB) meetings
  • Experience and interest in agrifood systems issues
  • Valuing WFF’s core values
  • Ability to dedicate about 20 hours per month to the role

By joining the cohort, the WFF YPB members will:

  • Co-lead the WFF Youth Assembly, which discusses various policy priorities and develops policy recommendations surrounding agrifood systems issues;
  • Join a powerful network of agrifood systems changemakers, including fellow YPB members, the WFF secretariat, partner organizations and constituencies, and FAO Regional and Liaison offices;
  • Receive limited travel and accommodation support to attend the WFF annual flagship event held at FAO Headquarters, Rome, Italy;
  • Receive capacity building and training opportunities, and the opportunity to engage in various WFF projects and initiatives;
  • Gain visibility through speaking opportunities at various policy-related global, regional and local events;
  • Leverage the network and resources of the WFF secretariat to empower youth for agrifood systems transformation;
  • Gain visibility through WFF social media channels and network of partners.

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