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Space4Youth Essay Competition

The United Nations Office for Outer Space Affairs (UNOOSA), in collaboration with the Space Generation Advisory Council (SGAC), have launched the 2022 edition of the Space4Youth Essay Competition.

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UNOOSA and SGAC want to give a voice to and promote young people's ideas on the use of space for water resources management and aquatic ecosystem preservation.

Participants are asked to submit an essay on the theme "Space as a tool to accelerate change in sustainable water resources management, hydrology and the protection of aquatic ecosystems", but can choose their own topic within that theme. 

Entrants will focus on how space can be used to tackle water challenges by underlining concrete, realistic and original examples of how space science, technology and its applications can inform and/or support the delivery of actions and commitments for water management problems and adaptation of policies at local, national, regional and, or international levels.

Submissions for abstracts must be received by 24 November 2022. Successful candidates will be contacted by 14 December 2022 and must submit their essays by 15 January 2023.

The Competition is open to all students and young professionals from any Member State of the United Nations. The three best essays will be promoted on UNOOSA’s website and channels, and the authors may be invited to international events.

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