YOUTH FOR SUSTAINABILITY DIALOGUES

WHAT IS IS ABOUT?

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.

HOW WILL WE DO IT?

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.

NEXT SESSION

Degendering STEM: Equality in Science

Women and girls continue to be excluded from participating in science.  According to UNESCO data (2014 – 2016), only around 30 per cent of all female students select STEM-related fields in higher education. Globally, female students’ enrolment is particularly low in natural science, mathematics and statistics and in engineering, manufacturing and construction).

Long-standing biases and gender stereotypes are prohibiting women  from entering science related fields. This is leading to a loss of brilliant minds in science and is preventing a much needed female-perspective from shaping the STEM fields into something new and unexpected. 

In order to achieve full and equal access to and participation in science for women and girls, we need to question how to get access to these fields to bright minds and how to encourage women to match their potential and opt for fields where they can excel.

12 February 2021 at 15:00 CET

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Zibi Alva

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Khushi Trivedy

Khushi Trivedy

Shailja Singh

Shailja Singh

Liridona Berisha

Liridona Berisha

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Harshit Singh

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Tania Agarwal

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Santosh Bidari

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Natalia Stefanska

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Bipin Panday

Bipin Panday

Irene Tessa Koeswandini

Irene Tessa Koeswandini

KaustuvPokhrel

Kaustuv Pokhrel

EXPERTS

Ditta Trindade

Ditta Trindade

Gopika and Gayathri

Gopika and Gayathri

Ravikumar Kshirsagar

Ravikumar Kshirsagar

Srini Ramaswamy

Srini Ramaswamy

STEERING COMMITTEE

Dr. Amit Tuteja

Dr. Amit Tuteja

Aart Bos

Aart Bos

Simi Mishra

Dr. Simi Mishra

Maria Sakarias

Maria Sakarias

Prof. Sapna A. Narula

Prof. Sapna A. Narula

Ashima Mathur Chauhan

Ashima Mathur Chauhan

Ketaki Mathuri

Ketaki Mathuri

Sheetal Shetty

Sheetal Shetty

KEY PARTNERS

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.
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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

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