Expression of Interest

Last updated: 22 July, 2023

Expression of interest

Last updated: 25 July, 2023

The registration form is open till 10 July 2023, 0:00 UTC+0.
This year, South Africa leads the BRICS countries with the just energy transition and energy access being the key policy priorities. All over the Global South, youth are leading meaningful action to ensure a more inclusive and equitable energy transition. To bridge the gap between policy makers and youth experts and make the youth vision and policy recommendations heard and acknowledged, Department of Mineral Resources and Energy of the Republic of South Africa together with the BRICS Youth Energy Agency are hosting the Anniversary 5th BRICS Youth Energy Summit.

The Summit will include:

  • Panel sessions and networking cafés with high-level UN, BRICS, and African Union policy makers working on energy transition and climate change negotiations;
  • Thematic workshops on energy access and scalable solutions, decarbonization in industrial systems, energy and climate cooperation at multilateral platforms, critical minerals and circular economy, food systems and clean cooking, careers, education and skills for the energy transition, empowering girls and women in STEM;
  • Technical site visit to an operating energy facility;
  • Presentation of the BRICS Youth Energy Outlook 2023;
  • Preparation of a Joint Youth Declaration with concrete policy recommendations and its presentation at the BRICS Energy Ministers’ Meeting;
  • Socials and site-seeing in South Africa.
  • Age between 18-35;
  • Nationals of BRICS countries (Brazil, Russia, India, China, South Africa) and countries of the Global South;
  • Experienced in such issues as energy transition, climate change mitigation and adaptation, implementation of the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goal no. 7, decarbonization, resource management.
  • Previous engagement with BRICS YEA on its programs & projects is an added value.

Attendance mode:

  • Participation will be available both in person and online;
  • The number of in-person program’s attendees is limited to 200 delegates due to security and administrative reasons.
  • Arrival date is August 2, 2023. Departure date is August 5, 2023. Attendance of all days of the program is compulsory!
  • All confirmed delegates have access to the Summit’s program and special festive events;
  • Delegates will have an opportunity to attend the technical energy site in the Johannesburg neighborhood. The capacity is limited. The selection of delegates will be arranged upon the time receipt of their expressions of interest.
  • Organizers cover a limited quote of delegates (accommodation, flights and transport) on a competitive selection basis.


  • The organizers will distribute 50 bursaries that will cover accommodation, flights, meals and local transfer to and from airport;
  • Please indicate if you are willing to compete for a bursary in the Expression of Interest. If you are ready to compete for a bursary while being ready to cover personal expenses on your own, please indicate so in the Expression of Interest.