With the growth of environmental problems and an increase in global warming, every citizen should take responsibility to respond to the situation and come up with a solution. After acclaimed name in the medical research field, Episirus Scientifica has taken a step to gather every working brain for the Environment to come up with a solution and innovation together at the 2019 Environmental Science and Climate Change Conference (2019ESCC) at Singapore from September 10-11, 2019. Our focus is to bring together leading experts, activists, researchers, and scientists to exchange and share their meaningful experiences of various methods and innovative ideas on the topic “ Sustainable Development: A Major Challenge Across the Globe ”
The theme of International Youth Day 2019, “Transforming education”, highlights efforts to make education more relevant, equitable and inclusive for all youth, including efforts by youth themselves. Rooted in Goal 4 of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development – to “ensure inclusive and equitable quality education and promote lifelong learning opportunities for all” – International Youth Day 2019 will examine how Governments, young people and youth-led and youth-focused organizations, as well as other stakeholders, are transforming education and how these efforts are contributing to the achievement the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development.
Statistics remind us that significant transformations are still required to make education systems more inclusive and accessible: (1) Only 10% of people have completed upper secondary education in low income countries; (2) 40 % of the global population is not taught in a language they speak or fully understand; and (3) over 75 % of secondary school age refugees are out of school. In addition, indigenous youth, young people with disabilities, young women, young people belonging to vulnerable groups or in vulnerable situations, etc. are facing additional challenges to access education that respects their diverse needs and abilities as well as reflects and embraces their unique realities and identities.
Making education more relevant, equitable and inclusive is crucial to achieving sustainable development. Education is a ‘development multiplier’ in that it plays a pivotal role in accelerating progress across all 17 Sustainable Development Goals, be it poverty eradication, good health, gender equality, decent work and growth, reduced inequalities, action on climate or building peaceful societies. Education should lead to effective learning outcomes, with the content of school curricula and pedagogy being fit for purpose, not only for the 4th industrial revolution and the future of work and life, but also for the opportunities and challenges that rapidly changing social contexts bring.
World Youth Skills Day | Raising Awareness About the Importance of Youth Skills Developement | The Youth Cafe
Today, there are 1.2 billion young people aged 15 to 24 years, accounting for 16 per cent of the global population. The active engagement of youth in sustainable development efforts is central to achieving sustainable, inclusive and stable societies by the target date, and to averting the worst threats and challenges to sustainable development, including the impacts of climate change, unemployment, poverty, gender inequality, conflict, and migration. However, young people are almost three times more likely to be unemployed than adults and continuously exposed to lower quality of jobs, greater labor market inequalities, and longer and more insecure school-to-work transitions. In addition, women are more likely to be underemployed and under-paid, and to undertake part-time jobs or work under temporary contracts.
Traditionally organized by the Permanent Missions of Portugal and Sri Lanka, together with UNESCO, ILO and the Office of the Secretary-General’s Envoy on Youth, this year the UN’s observance of the WYSD will shed light on the mechanisms needed to operationalize lifelong learning.
The High-level Political Forum, United Nations central platform for follow-up and review of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and the Sustainable Development Goals, provides for the full and effective participation of all States Members of the United Nations and States members of specialized agencies.
Under the theme "Empowering people and ensuring inclusiveness and equality", the meeting of the high-level political forum on sustainable development in 2019 convened under the auspices of the Economic and Social Council.
DDI brings together scholars, journalists, community leaders, and civil society practitioners that use a range of strategies designed to improve civil society by encouraging citizen participation and advancing knowledge of democratic practices. Participants will explore the conditions under which citizens assume responsibility for changing their communities and consider the ways in which deliberative approaches may provide a possible mode for decision-making. This workshop, which is held every year, is designed to establish and encourage ongoing relationships and exchanges of ideas among participants that often take place across many years.
The 2030 Agenda, adopted in 2015, is a global development framework, which guides development policy and practice at national, regional and global levels until 2030. The 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), an integral part of the 2030 Agenda, are a call to action to end poverty worldwide, to protect the planet, and to promote peace and prosperity for everyone, everywhere.
The SDGs do not constitute a process that is separate but rather a framework for action on different streams of work in development and environmental conservation. The 2030 Agenda, therefore, reaches across all aspects of government, including parliamentary business.
Parliament’s constitutional responsibility to steer its country’s sustainable development directly impacts SDG implementation and plays an integral role in realizing the 2030 Agenda by representing the interests of citizens and localizing the implementation of the SDGs through deliberate efforts to ensure action at the national level.
The Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) Parliament Open Day 2019, themed “The Role of Parliament in realizing Agenda 2030” will bring together Members of Parliament, key agencies of the United Nations in Nairobi and Development Partners to critically examine the important role of Parliamentarians for the achievement of the 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).
The Youth Cafe is taking part in the dissemination workshop on a research recently conducted in partnership with VSO Kenya, The Ford Foundation on Youth Leadership and Governance.
The research was youth-led and explored deeply the views of the youth in regard to the provisions of Chapter 6 of the Constitution of Kenya. It sought to employ varied qualitative and quantitative approaches to better understand the barriers and enablers to youth leadership and meaningful youth participation and engagement in governance in 4 counties in Kenya; namely Siaya, Taita Taveta, Nandi, and Wajir. Together, we hope to plot the way forward in regard to increasing the level of youth participation in leadership and governance in Kenya.
On June 20, The Youth Cafe joins the world to commemorates the strength, courage, and resilience of millions of refugees.
In a world where violence forces thousands of families to flee for their lives each day, the time is now to show that the global public stands with refugees.
To do this, The Youth Cafe Refugee Agency took part in the #WithRefugees petition in June 2016 to send a message to governments that they must work together and do their fair share for refugees.
On World Refugee Day, held every year on June 20th, we commemorate the strength, courage and perseverance of millions of refugees. This year, World Refugee Day also marks a key moment for the public to show support for families forced to flee.
Organised by the European Commission, the European Development Days (EDD) bring the development community together each year to share ideas and experiences in ways that inspire new partnerships and innovative solutions to the world’s most pressing challenges. The EDD is a participatory programme.EDD 2019's overarching title is "Addressing inequalities: building a world which leaves no one behind".
2019WDCD will be celebrated under the theme of 25 years of implementation of the Convention and beyond, focusing on the path the Convention has taken, and the future the Convention could bring.
The past 25 years
Since its adoption in 1994, UNCCD has contributed to the advancement of sustainable land management. Today, its 197 Parties implement the Convention under coordinated and results-oriented actions with clear targets to recover and restore degraded land. The end goal is to protect our land, from over-use and drought, so it can continue to provide us all with food, water and energy.
The 2019 Annual Meetings of the Boards of Governors of the African Development Bank Group (African Development Bank and African Development Fund) are being held in Malabo, Republic of Equatorial Guinea from 11 to 14 June 2019 in the Sipopo Conference Centre.
An expected 3000 participants will include finance ministers, central bank governors, policy makers, civil society organizations, leaders of international organizations and captains of industry from the Bank Group's 80 Member States.
World Day Against Child Labour 2019 | Children Shouldn’t Work in Fields, But on Dreams! | The Youth Cafe
In 2019, the International Labour Organization is celebrating 100 years of advancing social justice and promoting decent work.
Yet today, 152 million children are still in child labour. Child labour occurs in almost all sectors, yet 7 out of every 10 of these children are working in agriculture.
On this World Day Against Child Labour will look back on progress achieved over a 100 years of ILO support to countries on tackling child labour. We will also look forward towards the UN Sustainable Development Goal Target 8.7 set by the international community calling for an end to child labour in all its forms by 2025.
Health Innovation Lab | Building a Robust Ecosystem for Health Innovations in Kenya to Catalyse Progress Towards Universal Health Coverage | The Youth Cafe
There is consensus across the global health community that embracing innovations is a crucial part of the ambitious plan to achieve Universal Health Coverage (UHC) by 2030, as envisaged in the Sustainable Development Goals. By creating better tools, products and approaches – and constantly refining existing ones – we can make faster and more efficient progress to better health outcomes. However, many promising innovations fail to move beyond their pilot stages and never achieve impact at scale.
Kenya is globally renowned as a hub for innovation and the country’s healthcare landscape is dotted with many innovative solutions at various stages of development and scale. Existing policies are supportive and proactively advocate for innovations to catalyse faster progress. Though fragmented, there are several opportunities for financing healthcare innovations including a number of challenge funds, hackathons, innovation incubation and accelerator funds, as well as impact investors. While the fundamental architecture and drivers of healthcare innovation do exist in Kenya, there are ecosystem challenges that inhibit the seamless movement of promising solutions along the continuum from ideation to sustainable scale. The existence of a vibrant network of actors in the innovation ecosystem provides an excellent opportunity to learn, adapt and improve by drawing on this collective experience.
World Environmetal Day | Join Us To Fight Air Pollution | How Will You #BeatAirPollution | The Youth Cafe
World Environment Day is the United Nations day for encouraging worldwide awareness and action to protect our environment. Since it began in 1974, the event has grown to become a global platform for public outreach that is widely celebrated in over 100 countries.
The People's Day
Above all, World Environment Day is the "people's day" for doing something to take care of the Earth. That "something" can be local, national or global. It can be a solo action or involve a crowd. Everyone is free to choose.
Each World Environment Day is organized around a theme that draws attention to a particularly pressing environmental concern. The theme for 2019 is “Air pollution”.
Every World Environment Day has a different host country, where the official celebrations take place. The focus on the host country helps highlight the environmental challenges it faces and supports worldwide efforts to address them. This year's host is China.
In recent years, millions of people have taken part in thousands of registered activities worldwide. Please contact us here so we can join efforts to conserve the environment.
The Women Deliver 2019 Conference will take place 3-6 June 2019 in Vancouver, Canada and will be the world’s largest conference on gender equality and the health, rights, and wellbeing of girls and women in the 21st century. It will serve as a catalyst for advocates working to achieve a more gender equal world.
More than 6,000 world leaders, influencers, advocates, academics, activists, and journalists will flock to Vancouver with the drive to accelerate progress for girls and women everywhere.
The conference will present new knowledge, promote world-class solutions, and engage a broad spectrum of voices. It will focus on several issues from health, nutrition, education, economic and political empowerment to human rights, good governance, and girls’ and women’s agency and equality.
The aim of the TAX TALK 29: “Accountability issues arising out of Kenya’s rising public debt” is to spark discourse on Kenya’s rising public debt.
Under the tagline “Rights and Voices of Youth”, The Youth Cafe has been invited to this year’s annual Decent Jobs for Youth conference invites a reflection on the transformative power of collective action in advancing a youth employment agenda that is rights-based, inclusive, and results-oriented. For all young people, especially those facing discrimination and disadvantage, human rights – which include labour rights – provide a base from which they can make their voices heard, assert their interests and find work that is productive and decent. We fully tap into the potential of Decent Jobs for Youth's multi-stakeholder alliance, offering an event catered to knowledge exchange that features young global leaders at its heart.
The Youth Cafe is taking part in the first session of the UN-Habitat Assembly will be held from 27-31 May 2019, at the headquarters of UN-Habitat in Nairobi. The special theme for the UN-Habitat Assembly, as discussed during the twenty-first meeting of the Subcommittee on Policy and Programme of Work of the Committee of Permanent Representatives (CPR) held on 30 November 2018 and endorsed during the 71stRegular meeting of the CPR on 4 December 2018 is: “Innovation for Better Quality of Life in Cities and Communities”. The CPR also endorsed the Sub theme as: “Accelerated implementation of the New Urban Agenda towards achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals”.
About the Conference
The Conference will take stock of global progress towards achieving the Sustainable Development Goal 16 (SDG 16); share knowledge, success stories and good practices; identify particular areas of concern and main challenges; and suggest ways forward in terms of policies, partnerships and coordinated actions at all levels, as well as specific ways to leverage the interlinkages between SDG 16 and the other Goals. The Conference will also draw on the reporting contained in the voluntary national reviews (VNRs).
While sharpening the focus on SDG 16, the Conference will further emphasize the integrated, indivisible, and universal nature of the 17 Sustainable Development Goals. These messages will help inform the upcoming HLPF, assist in planning its sessions, and serve to influence collaboration and programmes of work going forward from 2019
The Youth Cafe will celebrate #AfricaDay on 25 May. On this day in 1963 Africa founded the Organisation of African Unity, OAU which brought the continent together. Since then, 25 May has been celebrated across the world, particularly in Africa to signify Africa’s identity and unity.
Report Launch | State Capture in Kenya | Inside Kenya's Inability to Fight Corruption | The Youth Cafe
It has been a frantic period since 13 March 2018, when President Kenyatta appointed Noordin Haji of the National Intelligence Service (NIS), as the Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP), to replace the lacklustre Keriako Tobiko, who is now Cabinet Secretary for Environment and Forestry. Almost simultaneously, Mr Kenyatta also appointed Paul Kihara, former President of the Court of Appeal as the Attorney General (AG) to replace Githu Muigai, completing what was seen as both a makeover and a clean-up of the ineffectual State Law Office1.
Over the eight years Deloitte has been asking what’s on millennials’ minds with respect to work, business and society, many interesting trends have emerged. This year’s report examines the human side of disruption. During our conversation, we’ll highlight key findings and tackle questions like:
The State of Peace and Security in Africa has become the annual flagship Report of the @TanaForum offering a synoptic analysis of pressing peace and security issues on the continent and provides explanations for them. The Youth Cafe joined Tana Forum for this year's report Launch.
The Chairperson of the African Union Commission (AUC), H.E. Moussa Faki Mahamat will launch the “1 million by 2021 Initiative”, which targets direct investments in millions of African youth on four key elements of Employment, Entrepreneurship, Education and Engagement, through leveraging partnerships and private sector opportunities. The initiative will be launched through a Pan African Youth Forum themed “Africa Unite for Youth: Bridging the Gap and Reaching African Youth”.
The YouthConnekt programme is a multifaceted youth empowerment model focused on leveraging youth employability, entrepreneurship and civic engagement through innovation.
Following the July 2017 YCA Summit that recommended to create the YouthConnekt Hub and Fund. This year’s Summit (YCA 2019) will mark the official launch of the YouthConnekt Africa Hub that will serve as a coordination entity that connects and promotes existing youth empowerment initiatives at the continent and ensure implementation of best practices for the youth socio-economic transformation.