Deadline: 27th January
The Global Young Greens are organizing their 3rd GYG Congress in Dakar, Senegal from 27th to 29th of March 2012, just before the Global Greens Congress. We would like to extend an invitation to young greens organizations to send 1 – 2 official delegates. There will also be an opportunity for delegates to observe the Global Greens Congress and we encourage all those interested to register separately on the Global Greens website.
Who are we?
Global Young Greens (GYG) is a global youth network working for ecological sustainability, social justice, grassroots democracy and peace. Its main objectives are to empower young people by participatory democracy to further the Green principles as outlined in the Global Greens Charter. The GYG network hosts a Congress every 2 to 3 years to collaborate and inspire its members.
What are the aims of the Congress?
– Enhance and empower the network of young green activists and organisations around the world
– Work on a green vision and an action plan for the Global Young Greens network
– Exchange green skills and discuss about the following topics
• Cooperatives for Poverty Eradication
• Education and Health for all
• Youth Grassroots Training
• Women Empowerment in Africa
In short, the Congress will be a great opportunity for young greens from all over the world to gather together, network, share experiences and learn from each other!
How can your organisation get involved?
Send official delegates
Every organisation of GYG is encouraged to send 1 or 2 official delegates to the Congress. If you are sending 2 official delegates one of them must be female. The delegates must apply before the 29th of January through our website and mention in their application that they are an official delegate from their organisation.
As GYG has limited means to support participants’ travel costs, your organization should try to fundraise for their own delegates. We will forward a fundraising and visa kit once their application has been processed.
Also the membership procedure will be finalized within the next month. We will forward the procedure to all organizations sending official delegates by email form to ensure all paperwork is in order before the Congress begins.
We want to request your financial support as the realisation of a successful Congress takes a lot of resources. We will be grateful for donations from organizations and individuals – both small and large. However due to bank fees for international transfers we request that organizations collect small donations from members at your events and meetings and transfer them collectively to our account located at the bottom of this letter.
With 100 euros, we can cover food for 4 participants; with 500 euros, we can cover accommodation for 10; and with 1 000 euros, we can cover a delegates travel from a low income country!
Promote the Congress
Make sure the members of your organization know about the Congress! Please help us circulate the information about this great event:
Thanks for your consideration and see you in Dakar!
Your international preparatory team of the GYG Congress in Dakar
If you have any question, please do not hesitate to contact Mr. Pau Simo.