Change Makers Stage

Bridging Philanthropy and Youth Empowerment for Climate Justice: Unlocking Impact Through Collaboration

Day 1 : 14:45 – 15:35

This panel discussion aims to facilitate dialogue and collaboration among philanthropists, youth-focused NGOs, and young innovators. Youth have already reshaped the narrative and momentum surrounding the climate crisis, making it crucial to provide increased support for young innovators. While philanthropy plays a pivotal role in driving social change, climate action currently receives a mere 2 percent of funding. By exploring ways to build partnerships and foster collaboration, the panel aims to amplify the impact of youth-driven initiatives and contribute to a just transition towards a climate-just city.

Learnings

1) How can youth be effectively empowered and engaged as active participants in addressing social and environmental challenges?

2) How can philanthropy increase support and resources for youth-led projects and innovative solutions, particularly in the context of climate action?

3) What strategies can be employed to foster effective collaboration and partnerships among philanthropists, youth-focused NGOs, and young innovators?

4) How can successful youth-led innovations be scaled up and replicated to create broader social and environmental change?

5) What are the key policy advocacy and systems change approaches needed to create an enabling environment for youth empowerment and drive transformative change?

Post-event Actions

1) Gain a deeper understanding of the role that youth play in addressing social and environmental challenges, particularly in the context of the climate crisis.

2) Have the opportunity to engage in dialogue and collaboration with philanthropists, youth-focused NGOs, and young innovators.

3) Get to know how to effectively communicate, build partnerships, and leverage collective resources to amplify the impact of youth initiatives.

4) Be Inspired and motivated by young innovators to take action in their own spheres of influence

5)Be committed to support youth empowerment and address climate challenges.

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