We see that many young people around the world have brilliant ideas and outstanding talent, carrying out social impact projects with local communities at the grassroots level. They are making an invaluable contribution towards reaching the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).
The Youth For Sustainability Dialogues (Y4SD) will offer these young people a platform to share their work with a wide audience of age peers and experts – educators, journalists, entrepreneurs, development professionals – around the world.
This platform that will help the youth examine challenges in their local environment, showcase their projects and initiatives, and come together as a youth movement that is truly ‘glocal’ towards the achievement of SDGs.
Mentors and expert panels will be available to the participants for their guidance and help.
Every two weeks, we will hold a Y4SD session dedicated to specific SDG, which is chosen in alignment with the UN’s SDG Planning Calendar, Annual International Days or any other relevant or significant event. As many of the goals are interlinked and depend on each other, each session will include 2-3 secondary SDGs that provide a unique perspective on the main topic of the session.
Each Y4SD session will bring 2-3 young people, who give a short presentation on their project idea, implementation and impact. An invited expert from the field will listen and share their feedback with the teams.
Friday 16 October @ 2 pm UTC / 7 pm IST
SDG2: Sustainable Food Production and Food Security from the gender lens
The 16th of October is World Food Day. This year, the UN’s World Food Program received the Nobel Peace Prize for its efforts to combat a surge in global hunger during COVID19. How can we ensure that local communities have access to nutritious and healthy foods, producing it in a sustainable manner? How does this contribute to building peace? And finally, how might we empower women in the process?
When the UN created its global goals, various equality groups pushed for the rights and needs of lesbian, gay, bi and trans people to be taken into account. These groups can experience multiple discrimination and violence, due to their intersecting LGBT status and gender. What can the youth do to change this? Can a focus on employment and (social) entrepreneurship be the solution?
Connecting Dreams Foundation (CDF) is working with youth across India, aiming to address the problems of the rural-urban divide in the country, as well as the deficit in percolation of employment and entrepreneurship opportunities to the bottom of the pyramid.
The Kabataan sa Kartilya (KKK) is a nonprofit organization dedicated to promoting the development of the Philippines. It is also committed to bringing nationalism prepared for harmony, unity, and compassion. The organization envisions a community forged by passionate young leaders, participatory democracy, sustainable cities, deep sense of moral values from understanding history and patriotism.
The Global Network for Sustainable Development (GNSD) offers an Internet hub allowing individuals and organizations involved in sustainability and peace projects to connect with each other, and create partnerships enhancing sustainable development of communities at the local and global levels