On August 26th, 2021, Vietnam Geoparks Network held the contest to find the youth representative to attend the 1st UNESCO Global Geoparks Youth Forum expected to be held in Jeju Island, Korea.
The topic of the contest was “Proposing actions contributing to 16 focus areas of UNESCO Global Geoparks and Sustainable Development Goals, Agenda 2030 of the UN”. Participating in the Contest were the candidates nominated by the management boards of Dong Van Karst Plateau, Ha Giang, Non nuoc Cao Bang and Dak Nong UGGp. All the contestants had good social knowledge, understanding about UNESCO global geoparks and sustainable tourism development, as well as leadership ability, fluent English communication and presentation skills.
Due to the impact of COVID-19 pandemic, the Contest was organized online. The contestants presented their ideas and answered judges’ questions in English. Beside that, the contestants’ CVs were another basis for the judges’ evaluation.
Nguyen Khanh Ly, representative of Dak Nong UGGp presented “Youth and cultural heritage protection” and Pham Minh Hang, representative of Dong Van Karst Plateau UGGp, Ha Giang presented “Youth and cultural heritage”
With the first prize of this contest, Le Thu Trang became the official youth representative of Vietnam Geopark Network to participate in the 1st UNESCO Global Geoparks Youth Forum held in parallel with the 9th International Conference on UNESCO Global Geoaparks in Jeju, Korea.