Friday 8 December

Cultivating a green generation

10.00 – 10.45 GMT+4
Youth in Agriculture inclusion in decision making: “Youth and negotiators”
In the midst of global efforts to combat climate change, it is crucial to foster a connection between seasoned negotiators and the emerging generation of climate activists. This side event, titled “Bridging the Gap: Dialogues between Experienced and Youthful Climate Negotiators,” aims to create a unique platform for meaningful discussions and constructive exchanges between negotiators from specific countries and their youthful counterparts. The event will be moderated by an expert facilitator who will steer the conversation toward understanding, inclusivity, and the path forward.
Global North:
Senior Neg : Christine Zündel x Young Neg : Alexis Balimann

Global South: 
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Organised by YOUNGO Food&Agriculture Working Group
11.15 – 12.00 GMT+4
Regional Priorities Workshop
This workshop aims to engage young leaders from diverse regions in a collaborative discussion about regional challenges and opportunities in the context of food systems transformation. 

The workshop seeks to empower youth to identify and prioritize actions that can contribute to sustainable, resilient, and equitable food systems in their respective regions.

Regional Breakout Sessions, Reporting and Prioritization, and Action Planning will take place during this workshop. 

* A report of key action plans will be shared with ProVeg and Partners.
COP28 International Youth Delegates:
– Simeon Kalua
– Sankalp Suman
– Mirirai Tembo
– Loam Yoriana
– Mohammad Ahmadi
– Sara Badran
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Organised by ProVeg Youth Board and IAAS
14.00 – 14.45 GMT+4
Culture, Values, and Spiritual Perspectives: Mobilising Action Towards a Just Food System Transition
How can values be put into action? Faith-based and culturally rooted organizations play a pivotal role in catalyzing efforts toward an equitable shift in our food systems and climate action. The journey toward transforming our food systems into more just and sustainable ones necessitates the active involvement of all stakeholders. Yet, food systems are intricately woven into the fabric of culture, local traditions, ancestrality and spirituality. To ensure a truly equitable transition, it is imperative that these diverse perspectives are incorporated, enhancing the discourse surrounding food systems transformation and equitable transitions. This inclusion also serves to shape and influence the formulation of policies that prioritize the well-being of individuals and communities. 
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Organised by Young Professionals for Agricultural Development (YPARD), Baha’i International Community, the Buddhist Tzu Chi Foundation, World Vision
15.15 – 16.00 GMT+4
Storytelling as a Tool for Transformative Change in Food Systems
Globally, storytelling has been used as a method of transferring knowledge, culture and tradition for centuries. It remains the heart of communities, and community-led change must engage in dialogues and narratives brought forth by local engagement. In the modern context of climate change, storytelling has the capacity to transform public perceptions on the climate crisis and its relations to the agrifood systems. Maintaining oral history and narration ensures engaging in communities through a culturally-centric approach, and thus, ensures our agrifood systems remain culturally conscious and driven. 

Through our event “Storytelling as a Tool for Transformative Change in Food Systems” we aim to address this intersection of storytelling and food systems through dialogue engaging diverse panelists. Our speakers, ranging from different global professions and perspectives will contribute to a Fishbowl Panel to highlight the roles of education, media, and culture as tools of storytelling to create lasting, efficient change in our communities.
Errachid Montassir
– The Climate Tribe Speaker (TBD)
– Nada Al Badawi, ECJ
– Ahmed Alqasimi
– Dr. Mais Muqayed
– Ruqia Abdullah

Khadija Khokhar
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Organised by the MENA Youth Network