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United Nations Major Group for Children and Youth: DISASTER RISK REDUCTION WORKING GROUP

Engaging in the Africa Arab Regional Platform

Here is a way you can engage in the Africa Arab Platform scheduled to take place in Tunis, Tunisia from 09 - 13th October 2018.

Are you between the ages of 18 and 35? Do you understand what disaster risk reduction is and how to implement it? 

Tell us: What are you doing in your community, - locally, nationally or regionally to reduce disaster risk? Are you contributing to achieving the targets of the Sendai Framework?


"One of the things I learned when I was negotiating was that until I changed myself I could not change others." - Nelson Mandela

The challenge

Consider this hypothetical scenario: Young people in your community are always disproportionately affected by disasters because they are passive actors in DRR activities. You need to take the initiative to become an active stakeholder in disaster risk reduction activities.
What would you do? How are you being an agent of change? Be a DRR Change Agent! #IamaDRRChangeAgent

Whatever you are engaged in at any level, say it in the video to be showcased and presented to High-level authorities across the Africa and the Mena Region. You could be invited to the Joint Arab Platform to present your video in person!

Accept this challenge and demonstrate what young people are doing to reduce disaster risk and contribute to the implementation of the Sendai Framework. Your video needs to be at least 30 seconds but not more than 1 minute long. It should be creative, informative, easy to understand, look and sound great!

The most popular and creative videos will be selected and to be shown at the  Africa-Arab Platform on Disaster Risk Reduction: 7th Africa Regional Platform & 6th High-Level Meeting on Disaster Risk Reduction set to happen on 09-13 October 2018 in Tunis, Tunisia. Close to 1,000 delegates from across the Africa and the MENA region will be in attendance and discussing policies and programs relating to disaster risk reduction.

Submission instructions

If you are an African national or MENA national you must submit your video through YouTube by September 20th 2018, 23:59 GMT. Upload your video to your own YouTube channel to be publicly viewed and as part of your Video’s title use the hashtags #IamaDRRChangeAgent (If you don’t have a channel, please create one!).

Click “share” and send your video by email to
sandra.kemeh@childrenyouth.org and cc: drrgfp@childrenyouth.org. Share and promote your video as much as possible!

By sharing your video with us you agree to the Terms and Conditions. We look forward to your video submissions and do not forget to register for the Platform here. The deadline is 31st August 2018.

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