WHAT IS IT ABOUT?
Youth Sustainability Development Conference 2022: Global Edition
In July 2021, the Youth Sustainability Development Conference Pan-African Edition (YSDC) held virtually due to the pandemic, focused on bringing Delegates with sustainable initiatives in Africa together to develop solutions to existing problems through a case study challenge sponsored by PANTA Group which was focused on unlocking the potential of African youth to develop longer term benefits of the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals. The winner of the challenge, Saving the Earth Initiative, has now taken a step further to implement their solution in Nigeria – leveraging on consultation by trained Directors from the conference. See Project Implementation video here.
The YSDC 2021 under the theme “Collaboration for Change: Empowering youth to deliver action towards the SDGs” had speakers across the continent with over 250 participants across Africa.
The Decade of Action stresses the urgency and creates opportunities for conferences like the YSDC to empower other youth towards community and capacity-building. Never has there been a greater need for youths in these contexts, especially while we continue to witness complex societal challenges across the world, from impact of climate change to increased terrorism and insecurity, poor quality education, high rate of unemployment and more recently, the inequality in Covid-19 vaccine distribution, and the disparities in gender.
Next year, YSDC 2022, will be hybrid (virtual and physical) as the world recovers from the pandemic, providing an opportunity for youths across the world to strategically work towards tackling these issues through advocacy and implementation of the Sustainable Development Goals.
As an organization, we are actively placing youths at the core of sustainable development and ensuring that youths are taking action to accelerate the SDGs. The YSDC 2022 welcomes partnership from responsible organizations that are passionate about leading change and empowering youths to develop sustainable solutions. Our mission at YSDC is to grow in our capacity to support our Directors, Research Assistants and Delegates with the mentors, resources, and opportunities for training and professional development.
We are excited for you to join the YSDC family.