Youth Delegation Selection and Support Guidelines
The British Columbia Council for International Cooperation (BCCIC) seeks to ensure increased access for British Columbians, especially youth, to opportunities to engage on gender equality, climate change and the SDGs. In order to meet this objective, BCCIC focuses its efforts on engaging youth, building their capacities and organizing opportunities to have peer-to-peer youth dialogues on global issues through participation in national and international youth delegations, dialogues, meetings and fora addressing gender equality, climate change and the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). BCCIC believes that the greatest value of participating in these groups and delegations is in how they rapidly and effectively move participants along the spectrum of public engagement, from awareness, to understanding, to commitment and engagement. Many organizations and institutions require guidance in order to learn how to effectively channel youth’s unique perspectives, talents for innovative thinking and creative problem-solving, while also providing them with effective learning and mentorship opportunities that foster inclusion, diversity and meaningful participation. For this reason, BCCIC youth volunteers have undertaken primary and secondary research in order to develop a set of guidelines and a user-friendly checklist for the selection and support of youth delegates in the context of the 2030 Agenda.