Students living in drought-affected areas will have the opportunity to take the lead in discussions about their personal experiences. The “UNICEF NSW Youth Drought Summit” invites 14-24 year olds to gather and share their ideas, which will ultimately result in a report submitted to the NSW Government to guide policymaking.
The Summit comes after only 0.7% of the state was categorised as “recovering from” or “not affected” by drought in June this year. “We’re really keen to listen to young people,” said one organiser, “it will be a call to action for the NSW government by setting out the agenda that young people have.”
Applications for the Summit will close on Friday, 30 August. Find more information HERE.
Photo Credit: Rachael Webster as seen on ABC News.