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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 on "Youth-Led Digital Innovations for Sustainable Development and Climate Action in Asia and the Pacific" 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

For all registrants, please register using the form here: https://bit.ly/youthledinnovation

  • For onsite attendance, please register by 10 April and, to access the United Nations Conference Centre, you must also register on the United Nations Indico system by 10 April here, selecting the final option “Registration for Others”: https://indico.un.org/event/1007591/registrations/

    *Please note that this will require creating an Indico account if you do not already have one.

  • For online attendance, you will be sent the meeting link and further instructions after registering.

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 by a representative of the National Agency for Technology Entrepreneurship and Commercialization Development of Viet Nam

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

Panel:

  • Ngọc Quỳnh Anh ĐàoAPFSD Youth Climathon Finalist (Team Terra Grow)
  • The Noe San: Founder and CEO of MO - Modus Operandi
  • Others (TBC)
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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