Successful implementation of the global sustainable development agenda requires participation of all sectors. The youth is a crucial group that needs to be involved. 7.6 Billion people in the world are below the age of 30. This includes the nearly 20 million Filipinos between the age of 15 and 24. Many of these youths will be occupying positions of leadership in both the public and private sectors. There is a great imperative to arm young leaders with knowledge and skills to contribute to sustainable development.
As part of UP-CIFAL Philippines’ mandate to localize and mainstream Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) among the youth, the Center has initiated the Youth Commitment to Action and Multi-stakeholder Partnerships (CAMP) for Sustainable Development for the year 2018. This Youth CAMP aims to increase awareness and deepen understanding of the youth on SDGs, so they can develop their own advocacies or projects.
This project aims to increase the knowledge of the youth in sustainable development and related issues and capture their interest in advocating for the Global Goals. It also intends to upgrade the skills of participants in project conceptualization and management, especially on issues regarding the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development.
By the end of the project, the participants should be able to explain the basic principles of the 2030 Agenda, identify the 17 SDGs and how these goals are interconnected with each other.
The program includes an orientation on SDGs as well as exercises that enhance and develop their understanding of SDGs and strategies.
- SDG as a Framework of Action
- Development and Human Dignity
- Orientation on the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and the 17 Goals
- Communicating the 2030 Agenda
There are multiple speakers in this event, each one discussing topics related to SDGs. Participants are also given problem-solving activities and exercises that enhance their critical thinking regarding SDGs.
40-50 participants, including student organization leaders from UP, members of the Sangguniang Kabataan (Youth Council), and youth from other independent organizations.