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CONNECTING YOUTH TO ADVANCE THE SUSTAINABILITY AGENDA

At ADSW 2021, the Youth 4 Sustainability platform hosted the Y4S Virtual Forum, a three-day youth-led program aimed at exploring ways for young people to play an active role in the implementation of United Nations Sustainable Development Goals and the UAE’s 50-year Development Plan.

The Forum provided a unique opportunity to hear from government leaders, industry experts, young innovators and social entrepreneurs, who shared their experience and explored how young people can play an active role in:

  • • Leading the green recovery post-COVID-19
  • • Designing the next 50 years of the UAE
  • • Reimagining the skills required for delivering a sustainable future
  • • Accelerating the implementation of the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals
  • • Building an environment that enables innovation and social entrepreneurship

EMPOWERING THE NEXT GENERATION OF SUSTAINABILITY LEADERS

By reimagining the skills needed for future jobs, we can unlock the power of social entrepreneurship and the youth’s contribution to sustainable development and the UAE’s long-term vision.

The weeklong program included a series of online panels, keynotes, workshops, roundtables, partner sessions and young entrepreneurship ventures.

YOUTH DIALOGUE FORMAT

  • PANELS

  • KEYNOTES

  • WORKSHOPS

  • ROUNDTABLES

  • PARTNER EVENTS

  • PITCH SESSIONS

YOUTH DIALOGUE FORMAT

Monday, 18th January 2021

Leadership & Sustainability

The role of youth in leading a green recovery in a post-COVID-19 world

Monday, 18th January 2021

Towards the Next 50

Designing a sustainable future

Monday, 18th January & Wednesday 20th 2021

Skills & Innovation

Reimagining the future of skills leading up to the future of work

Wednesday, 20th January & Thursday 21st 2021

Entrepreneurship

How to prepare youth for the changing world of employment and entrepreneurship?

AGENDA

Y4S Virtual Forum

The two-day Virtual Forum is designed to discuss ways in which young people can play an active role to the UAE’s 50-year Development Plan within a sustainability context. It will also address how youth can best acquire skills to cope with the future of the jobs and to advance the implementation of the UN SDGs.

Monday, 18th January 2021

Leadership & Sustainability

Wednesday, 20th January 2021

Skills & Innovation

ECOTHON PitchDay

PitchDay will provide four previous Y4S Ecothon winners with the opportunity to meet with a panel of investors and experts in a unique entrepreneurial experience.

The previous winners will have the opportunity to either advance their innovative ideas by receiving funds and/or learn tips and insights from leading experts on how to improve their project ideas.

Thursday, 21st January 2021

Entrepreneurship