EDFU Foundation held our first parallel event at the United Nation's ECOSOC Youth Forum!
This year, the United Nations held their ECOSOC Youth Forum virtually this year from April 19th-20th. This year's theme was: "Building Back Better from COVID-19 while Advancing the Full Implementation of the 2030 Agenda". (The "2030 Agenda" refers to the Sustainable Development Goals.)
The forum held workshops and dialogue opportunities for young people to talk to member states, stakeholders in civil society, and even private sectors.
EDFU Foundation had youth attend on behalf of our organization.
The forum held parallel events on April 18th, a day before the forum actually started. EDFU Foundation held our first parallel event at the Youth Forum. The event was titled "BIPOC Youth in Industry 4.0" and it was a continuation of our discussion from CSW66 and our panel on "Women in Industry 4.0".
The virtual panel was moderated by our president, Sheldon Williams, and our board member, Dr.LaWana Richmond. Our guests included Kevin Nichols, Nathaniel Rose, Lekiesha French, Ko Williams, and Daniel Laster. The panel gave light and voice to the need for youth interest in technology and its development. The young members of our panel had the opportunity to ask the guests in the industry questions and express their accomplishments, as well as their concerns.
Follow along with us, because we are not done with this conversation! We need to keep the interest alive for our youth and we need continue to talk about issues and opportunities for an inclusive and diverse future.
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