Bangabandhu Youth Conference held in Nepal
News Desk || risingbd.com
The Bangladesh Embassy in Kathmandu hosted the ‘Bangabandhu Youth Conclave on Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and Climate Change' on December 27, 2021.
The conference was organized as a part of the celebration of the birth centenary of the Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman, in collaboration with Nepal Bangladesh Youth Conclave. Around eighty youth participants from various universities of Bangladesh and Nepal took part in the conference.
The Bangladeshi team consisted of a group from Dhaka University students and a representative team from Medlesson.
In the Medlesson team, Vice-president of Research and Development Sawradip Saha, Vice-president of Public Relations Srishti Prokriti Sarkar, Secretary of Human Rights Anik Ahmed, Head Co-ordinator Md. Obaidur Rahman Patwary, and Founder President Shuvradeb Halder were all present at the ceremony as part of the Medlesson team.
Bangladesh and Nepal are both struggling to develop. Both have significant numbers of young people. They have the potential to create a positive impact on economic growth, environmental sustainability, and climate change.
The inaugural session was addressed by Ambassador Salahuddin Noman Chowdhury, NBYC Coordinator Abhinav Chaudhary, and leaders of the two delegations – Laxmi Biswakarma from Nepal and Shuvradeb Halder from Bangladesh – spoke at the opening session.
This conference main target is to show the importance of holding youth generation for improving socio-cultural connectivity and strengthening the relations of two friendly countries like Bangladesh and Nepal.
The Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) were explored at the conference as a way to increase economic growth while also maintaining social balance. The participants gave around twenty presentations on these subjects, culminating in a fourteen-point declaration with various pledges and commitments to accomplish the UN Sustainable Development Goals and combat climate change's adverse effects. Some resolutions are
• To strengthen the capacity of young people in climate change mitigation and adaption.
• To enhance coherence and cross cutting focus on youths in climate action.
• To facilitate the access to information and communication enabled services.
• To build the science technology interface (STI) for recovery from COVID-19 pandemic and building resilience against emerging challenges.