For International Youth Day, CEED Concordia presents a multicultural panel, Sustainability and Innovation: How can youth participate in the protection of the Climate, Agriculture and Beyond?
This event is free and open to people of all ages.
The panel will be accessible through Zoom and streamed through Facebook live on CEED Concordia’s page. However, we recommend that you register through Zoom to have full access to the Q&A and networking portions of this event!
Saturday, August 14th at 9:30 AM EST / 4:30 PM EAT
Click the link to register! https://us06web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZwkduioqzMiEtSM8gluZCX5qMnqW5Y_p94F
Youth Day was implemented by the United Nations to celebrate youth involvement in current affairs. To champion youth worldwide to fulfil their maximum potential. To acknowledge that youths are key players in tackling global issues and sustainable goals.
As CEED Concordia is a youth-driven not-for-profit, with many of its development projects benefiting young people in Uganda, we have organized a panel discussion on the role of young people in the protection of climate and sustainable food systems. An expert on the fight for climate change on the African continent, and a Concordia Environmental student activist will be leading the discussion.
If you’ve ever been curious about the challenges young people face when protecting the climate and agriculture in Africa, or right here in Montreal, this panel is for you.
Dr Munang is the Africa Regional Climate Change Coordinator at the UN Environment Programme (UNEP). He is responsible for guiding the actualization of UNEP’s climate-resilient development strategy for Africa in a manner that ensures human wellbeing. He is leading a continental-wide strategic and innovative approach to climate action implementation while ensuring agro-industrialization is achieved and wealth opportunities are created for both youth and women.
Payton Mitchell is a young person with a passion for justice and community development who has worked and volunteered for organizations like United Way, Canadian Labour Institute (CLI), and Future Majority to advance social responsibility in areas such as climate justice. In 2019, she co-founded and launched Climate Strike Canada, and acted as a core National Coordinator for the September 27th Climate March in Montreal. Lastly, Mitchell has been featured in the book United We Are Unstoppable, which shines a spotlight on 60 youths involved in environmental activism around the world.
Edres is an experienced Program Manager with a demonstrated history of working in the humanitarian aid and development sector with the United Nations. As the Programme Policy Officer at World Food Programme, she has led the implementation of the Productive Safety Nets projects to support vulnerable communities in the Darfur region.