JAKARTA, 30 November 2021 – The ASEAN Secretariat hosted an interactive webinar to commemorate ASEAN Youth in Climate Action and Disaster Resilience Day on 25 November.
The webinar brought together ASEAN stakeholders, youth leaders and champions, under the theme “Teaming Up with You(th) for a Disaster Resilient and Climate-Friendly ASEAN”. Representatives of NGOs, CSOs and private sectors in the field of youth development and empowerment, climate change adaptation and disaster risk reduction were also present.
Alexa Danielle C. Dayanghirang, Commissioner of the Philippines National Youth Commission, delivered opening remarks to kick-start the virtual event. She emphasised the importance of prioritising youth’s participation and empowerment, considering the crucial role of youth in realising a climate-friendly and disaster-resilient ASEAN.
An intergenerational dialogue titled ‘Teaming up with You(th) for a Disaster-Resilient and Climate-Frie…