Youth and Climate Action
Building Inclusive Communities Through Climate Education
The Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) call for ensuring equal access for all people to affordable and quality education, including technical, vocational, tertiary and university. Rapid technological changes present opportunities and challenges, but the learning environment, the capacities of teachers, and the quality of education have in many parts of the world not kept pace or still need to catch up.
This session will be focusing on the role of universities, communities, and vocational institutes in; continuing education; urban settings, improving access for marginalized students and communities, offering opportunities for youth, promoting education in vulnerable settings, gender equality, and technology for education.
Duration: 3 Hours.
Climate Change – Cities and Communities in Action
Climate change is the defining issue as our time, as outlined by Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) and elaborated upon over the years by the scientific community, as well as public and private sector entities. The impact of of climate change is global in scope, unprecedented in scale, and is already disrupting communities and livelihoods, especially of those living in poverty.
This session will focus on knowledge sharing on low carbon pathways and carbon footprints, transport and mobility transformation, renewable energy, fiscal incentives for green technology, coastal communities, climate-smart food production, and land use change and forestry.
Duration: 3 Hours.
Youth-led Session: Creating Investment Opportunities and Economic Success for Youth
Half of the world’s 7.6 billion people are under the age of 30. Youth unemployment stands at near 60 million worldwide, with many more young people underemployed or in vulnerable and exploitative employment and working poverty. Young people’s economic empowerment and access to decent jobs are essential components of a strong foundation for global societies and their futures.
This session will be focusing on higher education, vocational training, marginalized youth, digital marketplaces, and youth access to innovative solutions.
Duration: 3 Hours
Experts & Strategic Consultants
Member of the Committee,
World Green Growth Summit
Olumide IDOWU is a Nigerian climate change champion. He advocates for environmental consciousness and champions a balanced approach to development and environmental conservation. He is equally passionate about development as he is about climate change and environmental conservation efforts. His conservation work spans across various platforms. He has been actively involved in climate change advocacy for the last 12 years and is strategically positioned to engage younger and older generations through his articles, active participation in climate change groups and the use of social media where he is popularly known as ‘Mr Climate’
Through the years, he has worked with corporates, the media and managed culturally and nationally diverse teams. He has volunteered in social change initiatives, mentored and worked as a strategist for various private and public institutions.
Olumide IDOWU is the co-founder of the International Climate Change Development Initiative, a non-governmental institution that seeks to grow climate-smart generations across Africa while addressing gaps in development. He is also the Youth Focal Point in Nigeria for UNDP Small Grant Program, Youth Lead Author Global Environmental Outlook (GEO6) & Communication Director for African Youth Initiative on Climate Change. He is an alumnus of the International Visitor Leadership Programme (IVLP) to the United State of America and the Atlas Corps Fellow.