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What We Do

A SMALL START FOR A MORE GLOBAL AND INFORMED WORLD

Across the IAYG Family, volunteers, project leads, and affiliates organize programmes that advance geographic, global citizenship, and environmental education, and empower young people to use these critical subjects to impact the world around them. 

In partnership with the International Geographical Union’s Young & Early Career Geographers Taskforce, we maintain a particular focus in supporting university students and early career researchers. IAYG names one of the nine members of the IGU-YECG Taskforce Steering Committee.

Learn more and find currently open programmes below:

Please note that more programme information will soon be made available. 

Notice: The COVID-19 pandemic has necessitated significant changes to our programme planning and has cancelled a number of events. This is reflected in the current projects and programmes listed. Please check iaygfamily.org/coronavirus for updates on pandemic impacts. We wish you the best of health and safety at this time, and strongly encourage team members to review national and international disease prevention guidelines.

Current projects and programmes

Every year, people in the IAYG Family organize a series of free programmes and projects to advance our mission. Explore some of our currently open programmes through our new Programme and Project Explorer.

Global

Spatial Data Science for a Sustainable Future

(with University of California, Santa Barbara)

Contact: Rui Zhu, Santa Barbara, California ([email protected])

Eligibility: Current University Students submitting posters regarding spatial science

Program type: Virtual

Date: 2 June, 2021 

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South Asia

INDIA GEOGRAPHY & GLOBAL STUDIES CHALLENGE

Contact: Sonnet Salice, Thiruvananthapuram, India ([email protected])

Eligibility: Secondary school students in Maharashtra, Tamil Nadu, Greater New Delhi, and West Bengal, in grades 7-12

Program type: Virtual

Date: Postponed due to COVID-19 

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Europe and the Middle East

IGU-YECG/IAYG PAPER SESSION AND AWARD COMPETITION 

Contact: Rui Zhu, Santa Barbara, California ([email protected])

Eligibility: Current PhD Students are eligible to submit papers

Program type: In-person in Istanbul, Turkey

Date: postponed to 16-20 August 2021

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West Africa, East Africa, Southern Africa

WORKSHIP PROGRAMME (more information TBD)

Contact: Rishi Gorrepati, Portland, United States ([email protected])

Eligibility: University students and recent graduates in Sub-Saharan Africa

Program type: Virtual/Hosted on IAYG’s group on UNESCO IPL website

Date: Beginning date TBD

link will be activated TBD

East Asia, South Asia, Southeast Asia

ASIA-PACIFIC UNDERGRADUATE JOURNAL OF GEOGRAPHY

Contact: Monica May Mendoza, National Capital Region, Philippines ([email protected])

Eligibility: University students and recent graduates in Asia-Pacific region

Program type: Submissions over email

Date: Begin date TBD

link will be activated TBD

South Asia

KERALA GEOGRAPHY & GLOBAL STUDIES CHALLENGE

Contact: Sonnet Salice, Thiruvananthapuram, India ([email protected])

Eligibility: Secondary school students in Kerala, grades 7-12

Program type: Virtual

Date: 20-27 September 2020 (accepting survey responses now)

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East Africa

#GENERATIONPEACE PROGRAMMING IN RWANDA

Contact: Ladislas Nkundabanyanga, Rubavu, Rwanda ([email protected])

Eligibility: Local students, primary to upper secondary level

Program type: In-person in Western Province, Rwanda

Date: August-September 2020, multiple dates

link to website for entire IAYG programme

East Africa

EAST AFRICA “MAPPING HORIZONS” GIS COMPETITION

Contact: James Magige, Nairobi, Kenya ([email protected])

Eligibility: Young geographers age 28 and under in East Africa

Program type: Virtual

Date: Register now, submission deadline 15 November 2020

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Latin America and the Caribbean

LATIN AMERICA “MAPPING HORIZONS” GIS COMPETITION

Contact: Jasson Mora Mussio, San José, Costa Rica ([email protected])

Eligibility: Young geographers age 28 and under in Latin America, Suriname, and Guyana

Program type: Virtual

Date: Register now, submission deadline 15 November 2020

Program Showcase Link Activated

West Africa

WEST AFRICA “MAPPING HORIZONS” GIS COMPETITION

Contact: Isaac Osei Appiah, Accra, Ghana ([email protected])

Eligibility: Young geographers age 28 and under in West Africa

Program type: Virtual

Date: Register now, submission deadline 15 November 2020

Program Showcase Link Activated