Youth Drought Summit

UNICEF Australia, with support from the NSW Government, is hosting the first NSW Youth Summit on Living with Drought later this year. Please find attached: Youth Summit Application form, Youth Summit FAQs, Youth Summit Consent form.
The 3-day Summit is a chance for young people (aged 14-24 years) to come together to discuss the challenges and action needed for young people to better cope with the realities of drought and be better prepared for future droughts.
Summit participants will hear from inspiring speakers, and take part in discussions, workshops and activities. They will work with others who share and understand their struggle, form new support networks and learn new tools and strategies to cope with the daily struggles of the drought. It will be an opportunity to connect, engage and reflect, surrounded by the beautiful waters of Lake Macquarie, NSW.
We would like to ensure the Summit represents the diversity of experiences and backgrounds of young people in drought-affected regional NSW – including those most severely impacted by the drought and Aboriginal young people.
We would be very grateful if you could share this email and the attached information with your contacts, including any young person who meets the criteria for attending the Summit.
Applications are now open for any young person (aged 14-24) who is impacted by drought and the deadline is 30 August 2019. You can apply:


  • Online (preferred):
  • By email:              
  • By post:                          UNICEF Australia
                                            Att: Sue-Ellen Simic, Project Support Officer
                                            PO Box 488, Queen Victoria Building
                                            Sydney NSW 1230
  • By phone:                      Contact us to make arrangements on 02 8917 3261


Return travel from a regional town (locations TBD) to the venue, accommodation, and meal costs will be fully covered.
We really hope you will apply to attend this Summit – it’s a chance to work with others like you to improve the lives of children and young people living with drought in NSW by informing decision-making. It will also be a chance for you to take a much-needed break from the daily struggles of drought and get to know others going through the same struggles.
For enquiries, please go to our website ( or contact:           
Sue-Ellen Simic, Project Support Officer
02 8917 3261

Open Date:   Mon 01/07/2019

Close Date:   Fri 30/08/2019

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