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Global Youth Forum on Mountain Issues and Sustainable Actions

A multi-stakeholder dialogue on youth engagement for sustainable mountain development   Date/time: 15 June 2012, 11:00–13:00hrs Venue: Mountain Pavilion, inside the Pavilion I (Athletes Park), Rio de Janeiro, Brazil   ICIMOD launched the Youth for Sustainable Mountain Development (Y4SMD) Initiative in 2009 aiming to mainstream youth in mountain development processes. The initiative has organized youth forums on different themes at national and regional levels, and has resulted in a dedicated youth network with a membership base of over 2,000. Now, for the first time, ICIMOD is joining hands with its development partners to organize a global event dedicated to mountain youth. The event aims to issue an appeal to the Rio+20 delegates on behalf of mountain youth groups. Objectives:
  • To bring together youth delegates from mountainous countries to discuss global issues and priorities as reflected in the Rio+20 submissions
  • To identify and relay mountain youth’s priority for economy and sustainable development
  • To improve networking among the participating youth for future actions
  • To develop and issue as appeal to the Rio+20 delegates to give greater attention to mountains and to recognize youth as important stakeholders in the outcome document
Organizers
  • International Centre for Integrated Mountain Development (ICIMOD)
  • Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation (SDC)
  • Mountain Partnership (MP)
Co-organizers
  • Asia Pacific Youth Task Force on Rio+20 (APYTF)
  • Activating Talent in Sustainability (ACTIS)/Youth
  • Encounter on Sustainability (YES)
  • Earth Child International (ECI)
  • Peace Child International (PCI)/Road to Rio+20
  • UNCSD Major Group on Children and Youth (MGCY)
Speakers
  • Mr Tek Jung Mahat, ICIMOD – Overview
  • Ms Ivana Savic, UNCSD MGCY – Global perspective
  • Mr Jean Paul Brice, African Youth Initiative on Climate Change (AYICC) – Africa
  • Ms Sameera Zaib, APYTF – Asia Pacific
  • Mr Nicolò Wojewoda, PCI – Europe
  • Ms Nora Mahmoud, ECI – North and Central America
  • Mr Juan Carlos Soriano – South America
  • Ms. Kabita gautam and Ms. Shreejana Bhattarai, MGCY Youth Blast Delegate
  • World Youth Congress Delegate
  • Mr Jaya Jung Mahat, UN Youth Mobilizer
Special remarks:
  • Dr Madhav Karki, ICIMOD
  • Dr Daniel Maselli, SDC
  • Mr Olman Serrano, Mountain Partnership
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