About the Event
DIALOGUES 4 ACTION: CLEAN CITIES4CHILDREN – THE WASTE CHALLENGE
Inspiring Stories by Youth Changemakers in Cities
“I have learned you are never too small to make a difference.”– Greta Thunberg
Children and youth are inheriting a planet with problems they did not create. Yet, many of them are stepping up and taking charge to fight for cleaner environments and more urgent actions towards climate change, and towards innovative waste management solutions. This webinar aims to highlight stories of young activists who through their efforts, scalable models and engagement with the right stakeholders have made a difference in the management of solid waste in their respective cities.
Panellists are encouraged to discuss the importance of addressing plastic pollution/waste related issues worldwide, how they created change in their own community. and highlight how their solutions could be replicated.
- Provide an overview of the waste challenge in cities (some stats, global, from specific cities: how much waste, how much recycling, people’s perceptions of waste, the impact of waste on child health and wellbeing: rodents, burn waste, etc.)
- Demonstrate scalable practices by youth activists around solid waste management
- Inspire action by showing transformation through youth success stories
- Awareness among youth groups, organisations working with youths on role of young changemakers in the field of solid waste management
- Youth from developing countries
- NGOs and institutions working for youth/solid waste management and participatory action in cities (of the Global South specially).
- Any stakeholders working within solid waste management field
- Start-ups/social enterprises within SWM
The Global Alliance - Cities4Children was established to tackle the huge challenges and numerous issues faced by children living in urban areas, especially the most marginalized children. We believe that together we will achieve greater collective impact and influence, we will avoid replication and siloed work, we will be able to encourage country and city level collaboration and will have a louder voice with joint advocacy and communications geared to change the narrative on urban areas that are fit for children.