RCE Youth Webinar: Art, Actions, and Perspectives for Biodiversity Conservation

Date: 
Friday, August 12, 2022
Event Place: 
Online

Organised by the Global RCE Service Centre, the RCE Youth Webinar 'Art, Actions, and Perspectives for Biodiversity Conservation' will be held virtually (online) on 12 August, 2022 to celebrate International Youth Day 2022.

The webinar will highlight youth-led activities addressing issues on biodiversity conservation and sustainable development, and facilitate discussion to inspire more young people and other stakeholders in the Global RCE Network and beyond to accelerate efforts in these areas.

DETAILS

Date and Time
Friday, 12 August, 2022, 2pm-4pm (JST) 

Location
Online

Programme
The concept note and tentative programme can be downloaded here.

Agenda:

  • Opening Session
    • Opening Remarks - Dr. Jonghwi Park (Head of Innovation and Education, UNU-IAS)
    • Congratulatory Remarks - Mr. Reo Kawamura (Director of Office of Environmental Education, Ministry of the Environment, Japan)
  • Keynote Speeches - Speakers will share critical biodiversity issues that they work on and share their experiences in youth-led biodiversity conservation activities.
    • ‘Making Carbon Gardening Attractive’ - Ms. Daria Chekalskaia (Youth Climate Activist)
    • 'Youth Engagement in Conservation of Endangered Tree Species – Lessons from the Preservation of Kopak tree within Zaria Region' - Mr. Muktar Ahmad (RCE Zaria, Nigeria)
  • Expression through Art - Presenters will share how they translate issues and solutions for biodiversity conservation into artwork through their creations.  
    • '2022 Youth Art Challenge - call for submissions' - Ms. Nancy Pham (Global RCE Service Centre, UNU-IAS)
    • 'Raptor the Day // Life on Canvas' - Ms. Lian Sabella Castillo (RCE 2021 Youth Art Challenge Awardee from RCE Yokohama, Japan)
    • TBC (Environmental activist and digital artist)
  • Workshop
    • Collaborative Poster Design: Perspectives on Biodiversity through Art (Mr. Jerome Silla and Ms. Sawaros Thanapornsangsuth, Global RCE Service Centre, UNU-IAS)
  • Closing Session

Registration
**Registrations for this event have reached the maximum capacity and are now closed.**

Contact
Global RCE Service Centre: RCEServiceCentre@unu.edu


Speakers' Bios

Daria Chekalskaia
Daria Chekalskaia is an environmental engineer, climate science communicator & influencer @daria_check, Climate Investment Funds consultant & delegate to several UN conferences. She is also a permaculture gardener for the sake of carbon sequestration. Daria is passionate about climate communication and ways to make climate change challenges more actionable and less abstract.

Ahmad Muktar
Muktar is a youth leader at the Regional Centre of Expertise on Education for Sustainable Development Zaria (RCE Zaria), and a researcher at the Centre for Spatial Information Science (CSIS) Department of Urban and Regional Planning, Ahmadu Bello University (ABU) Zaria. His interests in vegetation decrease and urban growth dynamics led him to champion several ESD projects within the Zaria Region.

Lian Castillo
Lian is an IT professional with a bachelor’s in Computer Science and a masters' in Information Studies. She’s passionate about bridging sustainable development and tech and has previously handled culture-based conservation research and blended learning. Lian is currently a research student in Sustainability Science at the University of Tokyo. During her spare time, Lian paints and has promoted conservation using wildlife as a subject.