Youth Driving Change: Global Youth & Civic Engagement
Saturday, September 24, 2011 from 10:30 AM to 1:30 PM (EDT)
New York, NY
Join Maria Otero (Under Secretary of State for Democracy and Global Affairs) and youth leaders from around the world at the U.S. Mission to the United Nations for a live discussion on how youth around the world are transforming their societies, shaping the debate on world issues, and engaging other youth in civic life.
- Ronan Farrow (Special Advisor on Global Youth Issues, U.S. Department of State)
- Allen Gannett (CEO, Future Civic Leaders)
- Jeremy Heimans (Co-founder, Avaaz.org)
- Riana Shah (Co-founder, Independent Thought & Social Action in India)
- Kazem Hemeida (Business Development Manager, Dreams of Tomorrow Association)
The event will also be livestreamed by IIP's CO.NX team. We will be taking questions from Twitter under the hashtag #globalyouth both before and during the event. You can also ask the panel questions on the U.S. National Commission for UNESCO's Facebook page.
Following the roundtable, USAID Senior Advisor Nicole Goldin will lead a session on engaging youth in international development and USAID's new FWD the Facts: Famine, War, and Drought Relief campaign for the Horn of Africa. The audience will have an opportunity to learn about mobilizing their schools and communities to contribute to humanitarian aid, discuss how USAID is engaged youth in development, and offer feedback on how to make the FWD campaign more successful.
Space is limited, and we may not be able to admit those who do not RSVP. No RSVP is needed to join the livestream. This event is co-hosted by the U.S. Department of State, USAID, and the U.S. National Commission for UNESCO.