RCE Youth Webinar: Art, Actions, and Perspectives for Biodiversity Conservation

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  • DATE / TIME:
    2022•08•12    14:00 - 16:00
    Online (JST)

    This online event will highlight youth-led activities addressing issues of biodiversity conservation and sustainable development. Held on International Youth Day 2022 (12 August), it will facilitate discussion to inspire more young people and other stakeholders in the global network of Regional Centres of Expertise on Education for Sustainable Development (RCEs) and beyond to accelerate efforts in these areas.

    Both youth and all those interested in empowering and engaging with youth are encouraged to participate.

    Participation and Registration

    The maximum capacity for this event has been reached and registration is now closed.

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    This event will be held in English.


    Opening Session


    Opening remarks

    Jonghwi Park (Head of Innovation and Education, UNUIAS)


    Congratulatory remarks
    Reo Kawamura (Director, Office of Environmental Education, Ministry of the Environment, Japan)

    Keynote Speeches
    Presentation on youth-led biodiversity activities

    Making Carbon Gardening Attractive
    Daria Chekalskaia (Youth Climate Activist, Finland)

    Youth Engagement in Conservation of Endangered Tree Species – Lessons from The Preservation of Kopak Tree Within Zaria Region
    Muktar Ahmad (RCE Zaria, Nigeria)


    Expression through Art
    2022 Youth Art Challenge

    Global RCE Service Centre

    2021 Youth Art Challenge awardee presentation

    Raptor the Day / Life on Canvas
    Lian Sabella Castillo (RCE Yokohama, Japan)

    Presentation from youth environmental activist and digital artist

    Erica Lotus (USA/Japan)


    Collaborative poster design: Perspectives on biodiversity through art
    Jerome Silla (UNUIAS)
    Sawaros Thanapornsangsuth (UNUIAS)
    Closing remarks


    Please see the event concept note and programme for details.

    For more information, please visit the Global RCE Network website.


    The Global RCE Network comprises over 170 RCEs, each of which operates a local multi-stakeholder partnership on education for sustainable development (ESD). UNU-IAS serves as the secretariat of the network, as part of its Education for Sustainable Development project.