Malaysian Youth Delegation 2016 to UNFCCC COP22 Marrakesh – Application

Application is now open!

With the signing of the Paris Agreement on 22nd April 2016 at the United Nations Headquarters, we are also opening our application for Malaysian Youth Delegation (MYD) to this year’s COP22, the 22nd Conference of the Parties to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) @ Marrakesh, Morocco!

COP22 will be another historic COP to build up the momentum right after Paris Agreement, and we’re excited to meet a delegation of change makers who are dedicated to fighting for a just and stable climate.

  • Your application is due 11:59 pm 15th May 2016, Sunday (GMT8+). – Online Form Here

We will do our very best to make this program financially accessible to all delegates – and with that said, delegates are inevitably responsible for covering their travel, housing, and food expenses. The MYD, will work to secure grants, hold fundraisers, and help raise money to cover trip expenses. Delegates also typically undertake individual efforts to raise funds to cover their costs of attendance. Leading up to COP22 we’ll have members of the delegation, who are experienced in fundraising, support others through the process of personal fundraising.

If you have more questions or concerns about the financial aspect of COP22, please feel free to reach out to us (powershiftmsia@gmail.com).

Malaysian Youth Delegation to UNFCCC COP22

The Malaysian Youth Delegation (MYD) is the voice of the Malaysian youth climate movement at international United Nations climate conferences, UNFCCC. Made up of dedicated and inspiring youth leaders from across the country, the delegation represents the demands of a generation working to create a just, safe, and livable future for all.

At UNFCCC COP, MYD aims are to:

  • Represent the youth climate movement in Malaysia
  • Hold our leaders accountable for their actions
  • Pursue justice for those suffering the effects of climate change
  • Act in solidarity with frontline communities in Malaysia and across the globe
  • Seek solutions to one of the biggest challenges humanity has ever faced

About the Delegation:

Selected COP22 delegation members will attend the UNFCCC climate negotiations in Marrakesh, Morocco, from 7 to 18 November 2016.

The delegation will be facing many challenges within and outside of the UN framework. We’re looking for excited, talented, inspiring young people to join us this year. Our focus will be in growing real change, both at COP and beyond.

This year, COP22 is incredibly important to the planet’s future in defining our direction right after Paris Agreement is being signed, and it is also seen as the “COP of action”. Thus, YOUth involvement is vital to reshape this process in a way that meets the needs of our communities, and our planet when our future is being negotiated!

Throughout the entire COP22 journey, the delegation will have the opportunity to work with government officials, civil society representatives, and youth from around the world, all while organizing direct actions, coordinating media outreach, and lobbying government delegates.

2015 marked our first time sending off the first batch of MYD to attend COP, find out more about MYD 2015 at COP21 here.


The structure of the campaign and delegation will be in three primary tracks: Media, Mobilization, and Advocacy. Here are a few examples of what you might do as a delegate within each of these tracks:

  1. Media: maintain our online social media presence, craft MYD newsletter during COP, write press release template, pitch delegation stories to larger media outlets, track media hits
  2. Mobilization: train delegates for how to plan actions in the UN Space, coordinate with other action planning hubs,
  3. Advocacy: tracking policy development in the UNFCCC, train delegates in advocacy aspects of the UNFCCC and the MYD support strategic policy engagements for the delegation through lobbying and other associated efforts.

Other potential responsibilities on our team include fundraising, logistical support, identifying and facilitating coordination opportunities with other youth-focused groups, leading on artistic elements of action, and more! There is a TON of flexibility in how you use this space. We are open to new and creative ideas on how our delegation can most effectively push for the world we need.

In months leading up to Marrakesh, you’ll be expected to do approximately 5 hours of work per week. This will fluctuate depending on your role, and will definitely increase as we draw nearer to COP22

Apply Now!

Shortlisted applicants will be called for an online screening interview, kindly indicate your preferred time for interview in the application form. All applicants will be notified of the application results around end of May, and the selected candidates for the delegation to COP22 will be required to confirm their participation shortly thereafter.

We will be hosting an in-person retreat for all selected delegates, which will be held on the weekend of 9th & 10th July (tentative). Location is yet to be determined.

For any questions, contact us at powershiftmsia@gmail.com

Also check out the FAQs for this application here.

We look forward to seeing your application!


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