Youth Adaptation Dialogue: Skills for Jobs and Entrepreneurship


15 July 2021, 15:00 CEST

As we re-imagine the skills for youth in a post-pandemic world, the dialogue will provide young people the opportunity to interact with global institutions championing skills development for youth

Event description:

Climate change has become one of the most complex with multivariate effects on the global community which has prompted various organisations including governments to race for solutions to contain the effects. The Global Youth Call to Action designed by the Youth Adaptation Network listed entrepreneurship, skills developments and jobs as a key priority for the decade of action.

The International Labour Organization (ILO) estimates that 172 million people globally were unemployed in 2018 and whiles the rate of global unemployment rate is expected to remain the same level at about 5% in 2019 and 2020, unemployment is however projected to increase as a result of the rapidly growing global population. Among other vulnerable groups, young people continue to be much less likely to be in employment.

On the occasion of World Youth Skills Day and in line with the Global Youth Call to Action on Adaptation, the Global Centre on Adaptation’s Youth Adaptation Network and the African Development Bank are jointly organizing the July session of the Youth Adaptation Dialogue which will focus on Skills for Climate Jobs and Entrepreneurship, on Thursday ,15th July 2021 at 15:00 – 16:00 CEST.

The aim of this dialogue is to bring together stakeholders who are promoting innovation, skills and entrepreneurship among the youth in the climate change space. As we reimagine the skills for youth in a post-pandemic world, the dialogue will provide young people the opportunity to interact with global institutions championing skills development for youth. The session will showcase young leaders who are taking advantage of the negative impacts of climate change and creating solutions that protect people and the planet.


  • Opening Remarks: Prof. Anthony Nyong, Regional Director, Africa, Global Center on Adaptation
  • Betty Osei Bonsu, Project Coordinator, Green Africa Youth Organization, Ghana
  • Dominique Souris, Executive Director, Youth Climate Lab, Canada
  • Monalisa, Communications Coordinator at Fairventures International, Indonesia and Founder,
  • Irfan Ullah Afridi, Founder, Sustainability Week Pakistan
  • Kenneth Barrientos, Programme Officer, UNESCO-UNEVOC
  • Marta Martinez Sanchez, Iberdrola