Call for Entries: Youth Resilience and Climate Change Poem Competition

Theme: ‘Our Action Now– Our Future, Our Resilience’

The Pacific Resilience Partnership (PRP) through the Pacific Island Forum Secretariat (PIFS), Resilience team invites young artist and poets from Pacific Island Countries and territories to submit an original Poem around the Theme ‘Our Action Now– Our Future, Our Resilience’.

The theme acknowledges that we all have a role to ensure our future is secure and resilient as emphasized through the Framework for Resilient Development in the Pacific (FRDP) – the overarching regional framework for climate change and disaster risk management. It builds on the ongoing work through the Pacific Resilience Partnership (PRP) Youth Hub, the 2019 Pacific Resilience Meeting (PRM) theme of Youth Futures in a Resilient Pacific and the 2021 PRM Theme of Our people, Our journey: nurturing Pacific resilience from home further acknowledging that building resilience starts with our people, our home and our communities. With at least half of the Pacific region’s population under the age of 25 years, these activities aim to elevate our Pacific youth voice and participation in resilience actions as a means to ensure that they are part of the solution to the issues of climate change and disaster risk and as part of securing their resilient future.

The top poems will be featured at the Pacific Resilience Meeting and other resilience and climate related forums under PIFS and PRP.

Go here for everything you need to know about the competition.

Published by Ples Singsing

Ples Singsing is envisioned to be a new platform for Papua Niuginian expressions of creativity, ingenuity and originality in art and culture. We deliberately highlight these two very broad themes as they can encompass the diverse subjects, from technology, medicine and architecture to linguistics, music, fishing, gardening et cetera. Papua Niuginian ways of thinking, living, believing, communicating, dying and so on can cover the gamut of academic, journalistic or opinionated writing and we believe that unless we give ourselves a platform to talk about and discuss these things in an open, free and non-exclusively academic space that they may remain the fodder for academics, journalists and other types of writers alone. New social media platforms have given every individual a personal space to share their feelings and ideas openly, sometimes without immediate censure. The Ples Singsing writer’s blog would like to provide another more structured platform for Papua Niuginian expressions in written, visual and audio formats while also providing some regulation of the type and content of materials to be shared publicly.

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