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Youth for Climate Adaptation Conference

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By youth, for you(th)!

When: Friday 22 January 13.00 - 18.00 hrs (CET)
Where: free and online
How it works: to be fully prepared, check this for online instructions
Admission: free, for some workshops you need to register to participate interactively, but you can always watch the program.
Tip: be online in our event 15 minutes in advance, so you know where to go and what to do

Check the full timetable of the Open University and the Youth for Climate Adaptation Conference. You will find there everything in one overview! >>

During the Youth for Climate Adaptation Conference on Friday 22 January, youth from all around the globe comes together in Groningen. Jointly they contribute to a Global Action Agenda and a Regional Groningen Action Agenda, to be presented at the Climate Adaptation Summit. A lot of inspiring workshops, speeches and activities will be available in the free interactive online festival experience that will address how we can work on climate adaptive solutions together. The Youth for Climate Adaptation Conference is organised by youth, for you(th).

Former secretary-general of the UN Ban Ki-Moon is inviting you to join this free event


Get to know our Climate Hosts | Mareike, Aafke & Anna | Due to the current circumstances, this event will be mostly online as an interactive festival. However there will be elements of the festival that will be offline and our hosts will make sure you don't miss out on anything! Meet our Climate hosts>>

13:00 - 13:30 hrs (CET) opening
Youth for Climate Adaptation & the Open University welcomes you to the day where the movement of youth, to make our world more climate adaptive, will get a boost! Check out the information about the Opening.

13:30 - 14:00 hrs (CET) Improv comedy show Stranger Things Have Happend
At a Stranger Things show, you never know what to expect. Neither do we. Improv comedy involves scenes that are made up on the spot by the actors, usually inspired by suggestions taken from the audience.

13:00 - 18:00 hrs (CET) YfCA Climate Talks

Youth Climate activists from all over the globe stress the importance of taking action on Climate change. Listen to the voices of the future and what they have to say. You can watch the talks all day!

  1. Ashneil Jeffers - Young climate expert at BB4CA - Montserrat Caribbean

  2. Juan Pablo Sierra - Young Climate Expert at BB4CA - Columbia

  3. Lies Huitema - Urban climate adaptation expert at Witteveen+Bos - The Netherlands

  4. Elizabeth Wathuti - Founder of Green generation Initiative - Kenya

  5. Clara von Glasow - Youth NGO Klimadelegation - Germany

  6. Dhanush Dinesh - Head of Partnerships and Outreach - The Netherlands

  7. Vositha Wijenayake - Executive Director SLYCAN Trust - Sri Lanka

  8. Carolien Wegman - Consultant at HKV - The Netherlands

  9. Delaney Reynolds - Founder & CEO of the Sink or Swim Project - United States

  10. Roxana Borda Mamani - Young Climate Expert at BB4CA - Colombia

  11. Maitreyi Koduganti Venkata - Water Youth Network/Indian Institute for Human Settlements - India

  12. Adenike Oladosu - Founder of ILeadClimate - Nigeria

  13. Kehkashan Basu - Founder President of Green Hope Foundation - Canada

  14. Dr. Chandni Singh - Youth in conversation - India

  15. Solongo Otgonbayar - Water Youth Network - Mongolia

  16. Debarshree Dasgupta - Water Youth Network - India

  17. Rasha Hassan - Water Youth Network - Spain

  18. Alyssa Offutt - Water Youth Network - United States

  19. Beatriz Benaduce Ortiz - Brazilian Wavemaker & Student Marine Biological Resources - Brazil

  20. Huckleberry de Haas - Dutch Wavemaker & Student Water management - The Netherlands

  21. Daphne van der Vaart - Dutch Wavemaker & Professional Sailor - The Netherlands

  22. Margo Tamzone Adonis - South African Wavemaker - South Africa

  23. Lodewijk Schulte - Dutch Wavemaker & Student Hydrology - The Netherlands

  24. Aditya Vikram Jain - Water Youth Network - India
    Check out all the Climate Talks here.

14:00 - 14:45 hrs (CET) Interactive workshops block 1. Make a choice out of these inspiring workshops:

  1. Nature-based solutions in practice - EcoShape

    (Separate registration required)*

  2. Youth Global Climate Cafe with Floris Boogaard

    (Separate registration required)*

  3. Youth Dialogue on Climate Intervention - SilverLining Climate

    (Separate registration required)*

  4. Adaptation in Food Systems - CCAFS 

    (Separate registration required)*

  5. Migration and Belonging - Dr. Ritumbra Manuvie 

    (Separate registration required)*

  6. Activating resilience around the world - Resilient Cities Network

    (Separate registration required)*

  7. How to tell climate stories - Nextblue 

    (Separate registration required)*

  8. Saying ‘Yes, and…’ - Stranger Things Have Happened 

    (Separate registration required)*

Check all the workshops here

Register for the chosen workshop

14:55 - 15.40 hrs (CET) Interactive workshops block 2. Make a choice out of these inspiring workshops:

  1. Climate Proofing our Future Security - Tom Middendorp

    (Separate registration required)*

  2. Talent for Water and Energy - Dutch Wavemakers 

    (Separate registration required)*

  3. Practices on Climate Adaptation - Wetskills 

  4. Inspiring millions of people to regreen - Justdiggit

    (Separate registration required)*

  5. Cop in Bogotá - Colegio San Jorge de Inglaterra

    (Separate registration required)*

  6. Cutting through Corporate crap - Corporate Europe Observatory 

    (Separate registration required)*

  7. Raising the voice of Children -Underdocs4 UpStories / Tangerinetree 

    (Separate registration required)*

  8. Youth for Nature-based Solutions- United Nations Environment Programme and PEDRR

    (Separate registration required)*

  9. Cutting through the corporate crap - Corporate Europe Observatory

Check all the workshops here

Register for the chosen workshop

16:00 - 17:00 hrs (CET) Debate with Open University > Hanze Climate Talks

Read all about this debate. 

17:30 - 18:00 hrs (CET) Closing ceremony

With a bang we - as the Youth for Climate Adaptation & Open University on Climate Adaptation - close an amazing day of learning, sharing and interacting with each other and celebrate the start of more youth action on climate adaptation. Read more about the closing ceremony.

13:00 - 18:00 (CET) hrs Fun activities
Make a virtual city more climate adaptive in our festival game, upload your Instagram photo and make a fun virtual wall together or check out our what-if videos.

Check out all the fun activities here