On the basis of your research, write an advice to world leaders about solutions to global food security issues.
Write your advice
Write an advice to world leaders about the question:
‘How do we feed the world in a fair, sustainable, and healthy way in 2050 when the world’s population rises to 10 billion?’
Guidelines of the advice:
- Word document of approximately three to four A4 pages (1500 - 2000 words)
- Indicate your name(s), class, teacher and school at the top
- Font type: Times New Roman, 11
- Document name: Advice_Subject_Schoolname.docx
- Template of the advice:
These questions will help you to develop your advice:
- Brief introduction: which topic did you choose and why do you think this topic is important?
- Where does something have to change? (sustainable, fair, sufficient, healthy, safe food, etc.)?
- How can something change? (knowledge, facilities, behavioral change, legislation etc.)?
- Who is involved? (companies, governments, NGOs, consumers, etc.)?
- Who needs to do what to achieve which impact (who, what, where, when and how)?
Submission and deadline
- Submit your extended essay and your advice before 1 March 2021 by emailing them to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Pitch your advice
Pitch your solutions to the global food issue during a roundtable discussion with high school students and experts.
What is a roundtable discussion?
- During a roundtable discussion eight high school students and two or three experts sit at a table. Together they discuss the research that the students have conducted and the advice paper they have written.
- The high school students take turns in pitching their advice in three minutes. The experts will then respond to the pitch and a pre-designated student will ask a question.
- You cannot use a (powerpoint) presentation for the pitch. You can bring materials to show during the presentation.
- The high school students who have conducted their research and written their advice in a group are divided over the roundtable discussions so that everyone has the opportunity to pitch an advice and there is no repetition of topics during the conversations.
- After all pitches there is time for a joint discussion in which the pitched problems and solutions will be elaborated on.
- After the roundtable discussions, all participants will receive a Borlaug Scholar certificate from the experts.
|Welcome, introduction and guidelines||10 minutes|
|Pitch of three minutes by each student Questions by the experts One question from a pre-designated student||50 minutes|
|Discussion about problems and solutions to the global food issue||20 minutes|
|Awarding of the Borlaug Scholar certificates||10 minutes|