Global 4-H NetworkUniting 4-H partners to improve the lives and livelihoods of people around the world
Public/Private Partnership • US Department of Agriculture National Institute of Food & Agriculture • Land-grant Universities • National 4-H Council
The World in Need Food production must double by 2050 to meet population growth in developing countries
The Opportunity at Hand Farmers who will feed the world in 2030 are today’s young people
“The developing world’s youth are powerful agents of change and sources of ideas and solutions to sustainable development. This presents the world with an unprecedented opportunity to invest in youth to accelerate growth and reduce poverty.”— Food and Agricultural Organization of the United Nations
Relevance for U.S. Land Grant Universities & Extension • Linking existing 4-H/Extension LGU global work to other LGUs. • Connecting 4-H to LGU international departments. • Raising the visibility on campus of 4-H’s global reach. • Articulating the potential for 4-H global work to strengthen domestic 4-H programs.
Relevance for U.S. Communities and 4-H Youth • Opening new partnership and funding opportunities for state and county 4-H programs. • Addressing the urgent workforce and economic development issues of county commissions. • Creating opportunities for U.S. 4-H’ers to gain global experience in leadership, service, and project work.
Shared Leadership…Global Impact Denmark Finland Tanzania Korea USA Government Ministries Non-Governmental Organizations (NGOs)
Global Advisory Committee Dan Glickman: Senior Fellow, Bipartisan Policy Center, former U.S. Secretary of Agriculture James C. Borel: Executive Vice President, DuPont Dr. Thomas G. Coon: Director, Michigan State Extension Delbert Foster: Extension Administrator, South Carolina State University Dr. Linda Kirk-Fox: Associate Dean, Extension, Washington State University Alison Lewis: President and GM, Odwalla Beverages Jeremy P. Embalabala: CEO, TechOctane
Global 4-H Pilot Objectives • Providetechnical assistance to improve productivity and practices • Develop web-based Knowledge Center • Research-based, culturally relevant resources • Implement a Global 4-H Network • Link 4-H programs around the world for greater impact and scale
Power of 4-H Youth Around the World • 4-H is not about a specific program in any particular country. It’s about the power of young people to: • Stand up for themselves, for their communities, for their world • Gain a better understanding of who they are and what they want from life • Make better choices and help create change
“We mustformalize the 4-H network as a platform to capture young people's interest and abilities” Dr. Namanga Ngongi, President, Alliance for a Green Revolution in Africa