Meaningful Engagement: Reducing the Impacts of Disasters Together
In an era where disasters are on the rise, wreaking havoc on communities worldwide, lives and livelihoods hang in the balance. Recognised as the driving force of change by the United Nations and the rightful owners of the future, the youth possess the immense potential to tackle the root causes of disasters, work towards preparedness, and raise crucial awareness.
This session is going to delve into the significance of collective action by youth in disaster risk reduction, management, and resilience building. By sharing experiences and insights, it will explore the transformative power of youth-led initiatives, as they strive to make a positive difference in the face of adversity.
- What are the skills, knowledge and resources needed for youth to be agents of transformation in disaster resilience, and how can these be effectively developed and supported?
- What opportunities do youth-led initiatives present and what challenges do they face?
- How can intergenerational collaboration and partnerships between youth and other stakeholders be fostered to enhance community resilience and address the impacts of disasters?