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Global Youth Forum on Mountain Issues and Sustainable Actions: A multi-stakeholder dialogue on youth engagement for sustainable mountain development
15 Jun 2012 - 15 Jun 2012
11:00 AM - 2:00 PM

Mountain Pavilion, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Objectives
? To bring together youth delegates from mountainous countries to discuss global issues and priorities as reflected in the Rio+20 submissions
? To identify and relay mountain youth?s priorities for green economy and sustainable development
? To improve networking among participating youth for future actions
? To develop and issue an appeal to the Rio+20 delegates to give greater attention to mountains and to recognize youth as important stakeholders in the outcome document

Speakers
Mr Tek Jung Mahat, ICIMOD ? Overview
Ms Ivana Savić, UNCSD MGCY ? Global perspective
Mr Jean Paul Brice, African Youth Initiative on Climate Change (AYICC) ? Africa
Ms Sameera Zaib, APYTF ? Asia Pacific
Mr Nicoḷ Wojewoda, PCI ? Europe
Ms Nora Mahmoud, ECI ? North and Central America
Mr Juan Carlos Soriano ? South America
MGCY Youth Blast Delegate
Ms Swati Thapa, World Youth Congress Delegate
Mr Jaya Jung Mahat, UN Youth Mobilizer ? UNDP Sustainable Development Dialogues
Discussion and Finalization of Draft ?Mountain Youth?s Appeal to Rio+20?
Special remarks: Dr Madhav Karki, ICIMOD, Dr Daniel Maselli, SDC, Mr Olman Serrano, Mountain Partnership

Details at ICIMOD Rio+20 web:
http://www.icimod.org/rio20

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