Delta Alliance Young Professionals Award
We would like to draw your attention to our Young Professionals Award. Delta Alliance is inviting young professionals around the world to submit innovative solutions to increase the resilience of the world’s deltas.
Join the competition and spread this call!
The best contributions will be presented and discussed during a Delta Alliance side event at the RIO+20 conference in Brazil. We will be happy to welcome you there!
In line with the 2012 Rio+20 theme 'Green Economy in the context of sustainable development and poverty eradication', Delta Alliance is looking for innovative and creative solutions to deal with the acute challenges that deltas around the world are facing.
Proposed solutions should address two or more of these challenges in an integrated manner, contribute to the reconciliation of social, natural and economic function, and demonstrate the added value of integrated (spatial) planning.
Award winners will receive tailor-made organisational and financial support to further develop their solution in cooperation with our partners in the Netherlands and the other Delta Alliance Wings.
Winners will also be invited to present their solutions in front of an international audience at the 2012 Rio+20 United Nations Conference on Sustainable Development from 20-22 June in Brazil.
Participation and contributions
Participation is open for young professionals from all backgrounds up to an age of 35 years. Your contribution (poster and a paper) will be assessed by an international, interdisciplinary expert commission.
Deadline for submission: 31 March 2012
Winners of the Award will be informed on 15 May 2012
Delta Alliance side event at Rio+20
Delta Alliance is organizing a side event at the 2012 Rio+20 United Nations Conference on Sustainable Development, which takes place from 20-22 June in Brazil.
At this side event the winners of our Delta Alliance Young Professionals Award will present their innovative solutions to make deltas more resilient. A panel of international delta- experts will discuss these solutions and how they can be applied in the world’s deltas.
The Delta Alliance side event will take place on 21 June (please follow updates on Delta Alliance webpage).
Interested in our winners and their innovative solutions? Delta Alliance cordially invites you to visit us in Rio and join our discussions!