How it works

Connected Voices was a simple partnership between youth delegations fortunate enough to attend COP18 in Doha, and young people from countries without direct youth representation. For example, the New Zealand Youth Delegation (NZYD) partnered with young people in Kiribati, Palau, Tonga, Samoa, Tokelau, Nauru, the Solomon Islands and the Marshall Islands prior to COP18.

In the lead up to COP18 in Doha, the initiative had two phases. Firstly, the Connected Voices idea was explained to attending youth delegations and lists of unrepresented countries were sent out. We encouraged attending delegates to choose partner countries where they already had contacts with young people. Secondly, we took stock of the countries which were not yet partnered and actively suggested partnerships between these countries and attending youth delegates based on language, physical and cultural proximity. Using this approach, 83 countries without direct youth representation were partnered with youth delegates who attended COP18.

View the video of the Connected Voices action at COP18 in Doha.

During 2013 a new steering committee of young people from around the world worked together to create the website, our social media platforms and to create a series of videos and graphics that would help spread the word about Connected Voices. Like in Doha, two of the team were in Warsaw. Check out the video of what they got up to…