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23 April 2024, 17:30 - 18:30 Indochina Time / Bangkok | Open meeting

United Nations Conference Centre, Bangkok, Thailand
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This side event of the 80th Commission Session, and Day 2 of the Youth Empowerment in Climate Action Platform (YECAP) Regional Dialogue,  will discuss "Youth-Led Digital Innovations for Sustainable Development and Climate Action in Asia and the Pacific." It will bring together regional youth, policymakers, and other session participants to highlight existing and emerging youth-led digital innovations for the SDGs and climate action in Asia and the Pacific, including applications of artificial intelligence. It will also build off the dialogue and messages from relevant events such as the Asia-Pacific regional session of the ECOSOC Youth Forum and the concurrent YECAP Regional Dialogue on Youth Empowerment

Furthermore, this side event will explore how governments can work with and support youth-led digital innovations, while also closing the gender digital divide, in the necessary spirit of cooperation across the whole of society and in the interest of better leveraging solutions. Given the nature of the topic, this side event aims to do this in an engaging and interactive format, will have in-person and online attendance options, and will be open to all Commission Session participants and other interested persons (online and in person).

Event Objectives

This side event will:

  • Present the messages from the 11th APFSD, the Asia-Pacific regional session of the ECOSOC Youth Forum, and the concurrent YECAP Regional Dialogue on Youth Empowerment.
  • Highlight existing and emerging youth-led digital innovations for the SDGs in Asia and the Pacific, with an emphasis on climate action and artificial intelligence.
  • Explore how governments can work with and support youth-led digital innovations.
  • Discuss the ways to bridge the gender digital divide and leave no one behind.

Registration

Please register using the form here: https://bit.ly/youthledinnovation

Registration for in-person attendance has closed. 

More Information: See concept note in tab "Documents." 

17:30
17:45
Opening Remarks and Messages from the 11th APFSD and ECOSOC Youth Forum

Opening remarks from Ms. Hitomi Rankine, Chief, Environment and Development Policy Section, United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific

Presentation on policies and programs supporting youth-led digital innovations from Bui Thanh Hang, officer-in-charge of communication and international cooperation at the National Agency for Technology Entrepreneurship and Commercialization Development (NATEC) of Viet Nam and Ms. Phuong Mai, Project Manager, Open Innovation and Technopreneur Institute (OITI)

17:45
18:25
Youth-led Digital Innovations: Panel discussion and interactive session

Panel:

  • Ngoc Quynh Anh Dao, Jidan Fikri, and Anne Cubacub: APFSD Youth Climathon Finalists (Team Terra Grow)
  • The Noe San: Founder and CEO of MO - Modus Operandi
  • Sirinapa Taweepongpinyo: Digital Consultant at CrossWork; Papatsiri Apipaiboon, Developer and System Integration Consultant at CrossWork; Rinrada Thepkaew, UX/UI Designer at CrossWork
  • Mowen Li: Artist
18:25
18:30
Closing Remarks and Messages from the YECAP Regional Dialogue

Closing Remarks from Akiko Yamamoto, Regional Team Leader, Asia and the Pacific, Environment and Energy Team, United Nations Development Programme 

for more information, please contact

Environment and Development Division +66 2 288 1234 [email protected]
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