Young Female Ambassador for a Day competition on Climate Change

The Embassies of Canada, the United Kingdom and the United States are organizing “Young Female Ambassador for a Day” essay competition to mark International Women’s Day on March 8. The competition focuses on Climate Change and allows for three young women (aged 16-25, one per Embassy) to work shadow the American, British and Canadian Ambassadors to the Czech Republic for the day and get a taste of a day at the office for a senior diplomat.

With the COP26 Climate Summit approaching, organizers aim to inspire young people to engage on the climate Crisis, provide an interesting opportunity to gain insight into the work of Embassies on the issue, and perhaps inspire young women to consider a career in diplomacy in the future.

How to participate?
The Contest is open to Czech female nationals, age 16-25. They submit essay of 300-350 words in English on the following topic “If you could represent the Czech Republic at COP26, what goals would you push for to achieve meaningful progress on climate change?” The essay must be submitted by midnight, March 31, 2021, (contest conditions).

Although the competition launches on International Women’s Day, March 8, the actual work shadowing day will take place later in the year (summer/autumn), when the COVID-19 situation allows and through mutual agreement with the winners. It will cover a day’s worth of meetings and activities on the subject of Climate Change. The winners will also get to take over Embassies’ social media feeds for a day to share their experiences.