Join us for a special forum on Youth Day at COP 28 meetings in Dubai.
The forum aims to demonstrate the critical importance of investing in youth to achieve sustainability and industry goals through youth engagement; illustrate how industry and education partnerships can work together to provide new skills sets required to reach a net-zero future; and invite stakeholders from the public, private, and social sectors to work in collaboration with the Smithsonian to advance the SDGs through the Smithsonian Science for Global Goals project.
Please note: accreditation for the Blue Zone is required to access this event.
Showcase Leadership & Projects
Global Exposure & Positioning
Networking & Opportunities
11:15 am — Arrivals & Networking
11:30 am – 12:00 pm — Prelude: The “Perfect Community”
As guests enter the pavilion they participate in an activity taken from the “Global Goals Guide” produced by the Smithsonian Science Education Center.
Welcome & Introductions
Ana C. Rold, CEO & Publisher, Diplomatic Courier (MC)
Presentation of Global Surveys
- Dr. Carol O’Donnell, Director, Smithsonian Science Education Center
- Dr. Gill Hinde, EY Global Corporate Responsibility Leader
12:00 – 12:15 pm — Youth Voices
Video by the Smithsonian NESST Youth Ambassadors on the sustainability work they are leading and what they are looking for from global leaders at COP.
UN youth delegates and ambassadors share their messages with global leaders
- Ay Young, UN Youth Envoy
- Maximo Mazzocco, UNDP Youth Ambassador
12:15 – 12:45 pm — Co-Designing the Future of Climate Education
This panel will examine how we can co-design a net-zero future together with youth. The discussion topics will include: workforce resilience, public-private partnerships, classroom and out of school education, green skills, and more.
Ana Spalding, Director, Adrienne Arsht Community Based Resilience Initiative, Smithsonian Institution Confirmed
12:45 – 1:00 pm — Closing Remarks & Special Announcement
Ellen Stofan, Under Secretary for Science and Research, Smithsonian Institution
12:30 pm — Adjourn
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