Youth Consultation Workshop on Sustainable Development: A Mountain Perspective

BYND2015 Nepal Hub, is organizing a day long consultation workshop on SDGs with the support from ICIMOD. During which youth from different corners of Nepal will come up with some inputs and comments which will feed in to the various thematic clusters as listed below. As it is essential to provide such global platforms to young people of Nepal at local level, this workshop also targets to share about the platforms where young people can engage themselves and help in decision and policy making processes.

Thematic Clusters

  • Water and Sanitation
  • Energy
  • Employment and decent work for all
  • Sustainable production and consumption
  • Climate Change
  • Youth, Education and Culture
  • ICT

Objectives

  • Knowledge sharing, capacity building and youth engagement in decision and policy making processes.
  • Contribution to the Thematic Clusters and towards formulation of SDGs.
  • Prioritize the issues from Mountain Regions and strengthen the voice of mountain people at global level.
  • Partnership with related Government bodies on SDGs processes.

Program Details

Speakers for Knowledge Sharing Session

  • Rabi Shanker Sainju, Program Director-NPC
  • Bhaskar Singh Karky, Resource Economist-ICIMOD
  • Mahendra B. Gurung, Former Joint Secretary-MOI
  • Kabita Gautam, Focal person for Children and Youth, CSO-ESCAP
  • Ankit Adhikari, Sub Editor-The Himalayan Times
  • Murali Ranjitkar, DRILP-AF Project

Speakers for Skype Session

  • David Collste, Global Focal Point-10YFP on SCP UNEP
  • Juliette Decq, COPinMyCity Coordinator-CliMates
  • Joe Gaylord, YIC Coordinator-ITU

Date: 30 May 2014

Venue: ICIMOD Knowledge Park, Godavari

Time: 10:00 am – 2:40 pm (02:40pm onward: Guided Tour: Sustainable Technology Demonstration Site)

 Gathering Point and Time: Infront of NAST, Satdobato (on the way to Godavari), 9:00am Sharp (Shuttle bus will be provided by ICIMOD from this point to the event venue)

Interested people can Apply Here Before 28 May 10:00am>>> 

Selected Candidates will be contacted via email who will require to confirm their participation by 28 May 10:00pm or by 29 May via phone call to Mr. Suman Prajapati, 9840064088

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COPinMyCity: Warsaw in Kathmandu

COP in MyCity is a youth-led project which ambitions to bridge the gap between climate negotiations (a.k.a. COPs) and the mainstream public, foster education and action about climate change locally and create an international community of youth climate leaders committed to the success of COP21 (2015). As COP19 will happen in Warsaw, Poland, in November this year, all COP in MyCity initiatives for 2013 are called Warsaw in MyCity. The project will be repeated next years for COP20 and COP21.

BYND2015 Nepal Hub will host the first ever COPinMyCity event in Asia entitled as COPinMyCity: Warsaw in Kathmandu. The overall program will be based on three steps, to be implemented in Kathmandu:

  • Before COP19 → We will be organizing a Flash Mob for Mobilization: Let’s make some noise! We need to mobilize citizens and young people in our cities during the COP for everyone to know what’s going on in the negotiation processes.
  • During COP19 → We will be organizing Simulation for Education and Awareness-raising: in order to reach as many people as possible, we need to ensure that everyone understands what is at stake as simulation games are one of the best tools to make people understand climate negotiations and climate issues.
  • After COP19 → Debriefing: This time is devoted to discussion within our team and within the COP in MyCity community. We will share the results of our simulations and get all our positions discussed. This is also the time where we will each discuss about what we can do at our city’s level to fight against climate

Our goals:

  • Bring the expertise about climate change to young people and citizens, raise awareness about the COP and act locally by gathering climate actors in our cities.
  • Influence the climate negotiations by building a common vision using the tool of simulation games.

The final objective?

COP21, which will take place in Paris in 2015. This is the deadline countries have set for themselves to come to a global agreement on cutting their carbon emissions, for the first time in the history of climate negotiations. We must act for COP21 to succeed and provide humanity with a strong legal framework to avoid catastrophic climate change.

#BYND2015: ICT Relay

ICT_RelayBYND2015 Nepal Hub and its Asia Pacific Team in coordination with BYND2015: Global Youth Summit-ITU, is organizing ICT Relay via Facebook and Twitter globally. This event will be the first ever unique campaign of its own kind on POST 2015 supported by ITU which will be carried out for a week starting from 5 September till 11 September as the Global Youth Summit will kick off from 9 September and ends on 11 September 2013.

Mission

To bring #BYND2015 in trend globally and to address the future priorities for sustainable development, views from young people from around the world via online platform.

Modality

During this Relay we will be passing the statement via Facebook and Twitter as our status or directly in our Facebook event page (https://www.facebook.com/events/154755381398522/):

I think the priority for the future should be (priority in BLOCK Letters). and you? @(friend) #BYND2015 #ICT4D #(countryname) pass the baton

(Example: I think the priority for the future should be VIRTUAL YOUTH EMPLOYMENT and you? @CaveetaGautam #BYND2015 #ICT4D #Nepal pass the baton)

Be the first one to play… The first ever ICT Relay!!

Note: All the people who have participated in the Relay will be listed and featured in our blogs as contributors to BYND2015, young people voices via ICT!!

ICT for development and YOUNG PEOPLE engagement in POST 2015

Google-Hangouts-logoBynd2015 Nepal Hub is an official hub for the BYND2015 processes affiliated to International Telecommunication Union (ITU) which aims to engage young people in decision and policy making processes and other relative activities regarding Post 2015 Agenda. In context of Nepal, youth are quite familiar with the use of ICT but we lack the platform to raise our voice and incorporate our visions for development. Acknowledging the lack of youth involvement in such processes we have initiated BYND2015 Nepal Hub to bridge the vision of young people and decision of world leaders. To discuss about how ICT can enhance the development processes and why young people engagement is vital for POST 2015 agenda, BYND2015 Nepal Hub in collaboration with ITU, UNCSD MGCY, The World We Want and Microsoft Innovation Center Nepal, is organizing Google Hangout which will be hosted in two major cities of Nepal (Pokhara and Kathmandu).
Speakers
1. ICT and Post 2015, Representative-ITU
2. Young People and POST 2015, Representative-The World We Want
3. Young people engagement from Nepal, Representative-BYND2015 Nepal Hub
When and Where?
Date: 28 August 2013
Time: 2:15 pm (Nepali Time) | 10:30 am (Geneva Time)
Location: Nepal Connection, Mandala Street, Thamel

How to Join?
You need to install Google Hangout in your computer or you can also do it via your android  phone.
You need to have your Google account and send in your email id to kabitagautam1@gmail.com.

Link
https://plus.google.com/u/0/events/cibj23eq9f6q9vhhr97dl738np8?authkey=CKHG6aGKjPXAOw[Note: High speed internet is a must and when you enter the hangout you need to mute your mic for voice clarity.]

Story Telling BYND2015: How ICT can change our lives?

Story Telling_1Young people are pioneering the use of information-communication-technology (ICT), and driving trends in what is a dynamic and major growth industry. The good news is they are using ICT; the challenge is to inspire them to use it in constructive and empowering ways. To bring together young people who are leading this process, to inspire and challenge one another, and mobilize others to do the same, BYND2015 Global Youth Summit is being organized by International Telecommunication Union (ITU) from 9-11 September 2013 in San Jose, Costa Rica. This Summit will assemble young leaders onsite and online from all corners of the globe with a view to highlighting their priorities and capturing their combined voice in crucial national and international policy/decision making processes.

World leaders are currently setting development goals and priorities that will drive policy making for the next generation. Beyond 2015 refers broadly to the UN and civil society mechanisms that will establish sustainable development frameworks for a post MDG world. The deadline is 2015. The BYND summit will target this process in highlighting the power of ICTs for development.

In this regard BYND2015 Nepal Hub in collaboration with Story Cycle, is organizing a story telling program on “How ICT can change our lives?”.

Session I
Presentation by Kabita Gautam (Founder/ Coordinator, BYND2015 Nepal Hub)
Presentation by Saurav Dhakal (Modern StoryTeller, Story Cycle)

Session II
Story telling by the participants

Whole session will come up with a video which will be submitted to ITU.

Date and Venue:

2:30pm Sunday, 25 August 2013 @ Mahabir’s Center for Nepal Connection, Thamel Kathmandu

For details, please do not hesitate to contact:
Kabita Gautam, 9841784593
kabitagautam1@gmail.com
bynd2015.nepalhub@gmail.com

ICT for Development and Future Generations: An Idea to Global Leaders

Young people are pioneering the use of information-communication-technology (ICT), and driving trends in what is a dynamic and major growth industry. The good news is they are using ICT; the challenge is to inspire them to use it in constructive and empowering ways. To bring together young people who are leading this process, to inspire and challenge one another, and mobilize others to do the same, BYND2015 Global Youth Summit is being organized by International Telecommunication Union (ITU) from 9-11 September 2013 in San Jose, Costa Rica. This Summit will assemble young leaders onsite and online from all corners of the globe with a view to highlighting their priorities and capturing their combined voice in crucial national and international policy/decision making processes.

World leaders are currently setting development goals and priorities that will drive policy making for the next generation. Beyond 2015 refers broadly to the UN and civil society mechanisms that will establish sustainable development frameworks for a post MDG world. The deadline is 2015. The BYND summit will target this process in highlighting the power of ICTs for development.

In context of Nepal, youth are quite familiar with the use of ICT but we lack the platform to raise our voice and incorporate our visions for development. Acknowledging the lack of youth involvement in such processes we have initiated BYND2015 Nepal Hub to bridge the vision of young people and decision of world leaders.

As a part of crowdsourcing ideas, BYND2015 Nepal Hub in collaboration with BTND2015-ITU, Microsoft Innovation Center Nepal and HIST, is organizing a blogging competition entitled “ICT for Development and Future Generations: An Idea to Global Leaders” on various themes listed below:

  • Entrepreneurship, employment and innovation
  • Climate change and sustainability
  • Child online protection and cyber security
  • Lifestyle and Health
  • Good governance and Post-2015

Guidelines for Blogging Competition

  • The blog should be about the ideas focusing on the solution that ICT can provide regarding certain issues on one or more than one of the themes listed above.
  • The blog should address the following questions:
  1. How can ICT help to change the world?
  2. How can we implement our ideas?
  3. What’s holding us back?
  4. Does the idea address a key issue faced by the ICT4D community?
  5. Is it forward looking? Does it propose solutions?
  6. How does the idea impact social, economic or environmental development?
  7. How inspired and original is the idea?
  • Young people from Nepal of age 14 to 29 can apply for the competition.
  • The ideas should be in between 400-1000 words and the theme should be clearly mentioned along with the title.

Award

  • The best idea of this competition will get an Android Tablet sponsored by ITU.
  • The best blogger will get a free server space provided by Microsoft Innovation Center Nepal.
  • All the participants of this competition will get certificate plus a free one day blogging training from Microsoft Innovation Center Nepal.

How to submit?

The participants should send the link of their blog or write a blog in MS WORD and send to bynd2015.nepalhub@gmail.com with the following information.

  • Subject: “BYND2015-Blogging Competition 2013”
  • Full Name
  • Date of Birth
  • Address
  • Contact number
  • Alternative email id (if any)

Submission Deadline: Extended to 5 September 2013 

So, if you have an idea how technology can change your world for better future, this is your chance to play a role in setting the next generation of international ICT policy, by helping us send a message to world leaders on the future global development agenda.

One of the main outcomes of the BYND2015 Global Youth Summit is a short policy statement which encapsulates the key issues and recommendations as identified by a worldwide youth community. This is to be presented by President Laura Chinchilla of Costa Rica to the United Nations General Assembly in September 2013.