The Youth Climate Dialogue (YCD) event is scheduled to take place on Wednesday, 19 October 2016 at 14h00 at UNITAR (Address: International Environment House 1, Chemin des Anémones 11-13, CH-1219 Châteleine, Geneva, Switzerland). The two participating schools are Lycée International de Ferney-Voltaire, in Ferney-Voltaire France and the Trinity College Nabbingo in Kampala, Uganda.
The Lycée International Ferney-Voltaire is a French public secondary education school on the border with Geneva. The school benefits from its proximity to the town, home to many international organizations such as the UN, the ITU, the ILO, and the UNHCR among many others, making it ideal for international diversity. The school has a Model United Nations (MUN) club which hosts a global scope conference annually with students from other schools and countries. The MUN is an activity that encourages students to participate in international relations and diplomacy by simulating the United Nation and its debates.
The Trinity College Nabbingo is an all-girls boarding school in the village of Nabbingo, approximately 8kms from Kampala in Central Uganda. The school has activities in agriculture, participates in the annual schools Farm Camp and is striving to make strides in sustaining food supply from the school farm. The school has a student population of about 1,500 students. In preparation for the dialogue, students from both schools have prepared materials which they will use as a basis for their discussions.
The event at UNITAR will be opened by Mr. Angus Mackay, UNITAR Green Development and Climate Change Programme Manager and the discussions will be facilitated by Mr. Alan Ackroyd from the Lycée International de Ferney-Voltaire.