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WEBINAR : Mountain Agenda and RIO+20

Dear all,

As we are all working as a Asia Pacific Youth on Rio+20, we would heartily like to invite all of you in this webinar which has been hosted for the very first time in Nepal. Dear team it will be great to see your active participation in every events we organize and it is high time that we need more and more inputs as RIO+20 is almost knocking at the door.

Looking forward for your active participation!!

Details of the webinar.

After organizing different workshops, consultation and interaction programs regarding different themes of Rio+20 and Mountain Issues, Asia Pacific Youth Task Force on Rio+20 has decided to organize a webinar jointly with ICIMOD, Earth Charter and UNCSD MGCY. It aims to strengthen the voice of youth from HKH Region at global level creating an opportunity for the youth to form a network from local level to global level. It will also provide the youth around the world a virtual platform to exchanges their views and knowledge.

Around 1.3 billion people depend on the water that flows from the Himalayan Glaciers. The rising temperature in the Himalayas would be a catastrophe which is not just the future of few mountain communities at stake, but also the lives of nearly 1 in 4 people in the world, all of whom rely on the Himalayas for water as well as it will also affect the people and ecosystems from the mountains to the coast and then to the sea. The critical conditions that the Himalayas are facing is the population in these regions is composed of only old aged people and children but youth are rarely found due to high migration for one or the other reasons. So it is very essential to focus why the ìWater Tower-MOUNTAINSî matters for the future we want and how Sustainable Mountain Development will help to stabilize youth in these regions along with Green Economy as the new opportunity for the youth from mountains.


ï Exchange of knowledge and views on Mountain Issues.

ï Add values for the Himalayas and strengthen the voice of mountain youth in Rio+20.

ï Connect and develop understanding between the youth from Himalayas, Coast and in between.

ï Updates on efforts of youth for Mountains.

Date and Time: 14th May 2012, 2pm GMT (7:45pm, Nepal Standard Time)

Recording Link:

Procedures: First, Click on the link and then Click on the option ìLaunch Classî.

Duration: 90 minutes

Time Duration (minutes) 00-10 10-25 25-40 40-55 55-70 70-90
Act Introduction 1st Speaker 2nd Speaker 3rd Speaker 4th Speaker Discussion

Language: English

Targeted Groups: Youth from local to global level and Media Personnel

Facilitated by: Nora Mahmoud (Earth Charter)

Guest Speakers:

1. Mr. David Molden (DG, ICIMOD) : Overview on Science and Policy of HKH Region

2. Ms. Barkha Mossae (Capacity Building Team, MGCY ) : Global Context on Rio+20

3. Ms. Sameera Zaib (Asia Pacific Youth Task Force on Rio+20 Team Member, Pakistan) : Regional Youth Voice on Rio+20

4. Mr. Jeeban Panthi (Asia Pacific Youth Task Force on Rio+20 Team Member, Nepal) : National Perspectives of Youth in Rio+20


ï Browser: generally Chrome, others also can be used

ï Mic and Speaker or Headphones

ï Webcam only for the Speakers

[Note: The Speakers can also do their presentation using the slides.]

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