JOTA-JOTI 2021 programme encourages young people to keep moving towards the SDGs

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JOTA-JOTI 2021 is right around the corner and will take place from 15 to 17 October 2021. This year’s event focuses on the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and our role as Scouts in promoting peace, tackling inequality and protecting the environment.

Through JOTA-JOTI and Scouts for SDGs, we invite young people to discover and strengthen their competencies as active citizens for sustainable development, and to take action in their communities through service actions to work towards achieving the SDGs.

JOTA-JOTI 2021 is centred around four pillars that build the foundation for this year’s programme:

  • Sustainability and the environment: To protect the planet, address local concerns and mitigate the effects of climate change. 
  • Peace and community engagement: To promote mutual understanding and appreciation of diversity, inclusion, respect and resilience.
  • Health and well-being: To develop awareness and solutions to improve health and wellness personally and among others. 
  • Skills for Life: To build capacity and develop skills to improve quality of life for individuals and communities.

JOTA-JOTI 2021 Programme Areas

The exciting JOTA-JOTI 2021 programme features a variety of non-formal education activities involving Scouts and global partners, including workshops, global campfires, talent shows, live shows, fun challenges and more. Similar to last year, the JOTA-JOTI Live Shows will be streamed on WOSM’s social media channels to offer more opportunities for young people and volunteers to connect, engage and be part of the fun.

To assist National Scout Organizations and JOTA-JOTI Coordinators with their engagement this year, below is a high-level overview of the programme areas. A more detailed version of the programme will be available online in September closer to the event. 

Amateur Radio Hub: A space to discover the world of amateur radio and learn how to get connected in conversations across the world over the airwaves.

Innovation Lab: Discover new perspectives, innovations and participate in interactive events to develop competencies for the future.

Fun Zone: The fun zone is a space to have some entertainment, dance with Scouts from around the world and have a true Jamboree experience.

International Campfire: A lively space to learn about cultures and traditions from different parts of the world.

Celebrations Arena: Gather around for special celebrations as well as international and regional gatherings to commemorate special events, projects and milestones.

Chat Rooms: A safe space to find moderated chat rooms on various topics to exchange ideas with Scouts from around the world.

JOTA-JOTI Live Show: JOTA JOTI’s very own live show with special guests and partners from across the globe.

Youth Got Talent: Showcasing the talent of Scouts and young people from around the world.

International Radio Stations: Tune in to Scout radio stations worldwide – a true JOTA-JOTI experience.

JamPuz: Play this classic game over the Internet or amateur radio and challenge others from around the world.

International Leader’s Corner: A space for Adult Leaders to gather ideas for creating a true Scout experience and exchange with leaders from around the world.

Challenge Valley: To inspire Scouts to explore all corners of the JOTA-JOTI campsite. Each digital challenge offers different activities and is a valuable part of the personal progression of a Scout.

Scouts for SDGs Challenges: There will be a range of Scouts for SDGs Challenges to encourage people to take action for sustainable development. They include fun activities related to the Earth Tribe (Champions for Nature Challenge; Tide Turners Plastic Challenge; Scouts go Solar Challenge), peace and community engagement (Dialogue for Peace Challenge; Humanitarian Action Challenge; Diversity and Inclusion Challenge), health and well-being (Interreligious Dialogue Challenge; Body, Mind & Soul Challenge). 

JOTA-JOTI 2021 is being supported in partnership and with generous contributions from Alwaleed Philanthropies. This year’s JOTA-JOTI is opportunity for young people to become a Scout for SDGs and develop skills such as critical thinking, collaboration and problem-solving that are essential to a Scout’s journey of personal progression and becoming an active global citizen.

For more information about JOTA-JOTI visit the website or follow the official event accounts on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.