YOUNGO values meaningful stakeholder engagement and strives to continue improving its stakeholder engagement process. For the Report, the implementation entity seeks to gather inputs, learned lessons, and past experiences from youth working on climate adaptation around the world. Inputs should cover Youths working on climate adaptation for government, private sector and NGOs. It is crucial that the work of indigenous youths are captured in all segments of the report as well as the role of gender in adaptation work.
What are these consultations?
Basically, a one-day session – workshop, seminar, discussion, or a format best suited to the circumstances – which would gather young people from that community or country/region. Such a session would focus on climate change adaptation, which the guiding questions and other information will be provided by CCT.
These On-ground consultations seek to engage youths around the world on the topic of climate adaptation. These consultations will inform the final report on the modalities of youth-led climate action on a local level. Through these series of workshops, we hope to explore the knowledge level of young people on adaptation, their creative solutions to mitigate climate impacts including existing youth-led projects, and the hurdles and barriers to youth climate action.
On-ground Consultations: In a period of two and a half months, around 11 on ground consultations would happen. These consultations would be lead by youth and youth-led entities (IE-OSCs explained in the preceding section) and would take place in following target regions / countries:
Two consultations in Sub-Saharan Africa (SSA) (excluding Middle East & North Africa (MENA) Region)
One consultation in MENA region
One consultation in Central and East Asia (CEA) + Russia
One consultation South and Southeast Asia
Two consultations in Oceanic Small Island Developing States (SIDS)
One consultation in North America
One consultation in Latin America & Caribbean (LAC) Region (excluding SIDS)
Two consultation in Europe
Virtual consultation with youth: Again, in a period of two and a half months, around 5 virtual consultations will take place. These consultation can take the form of online calls, inputs on working documents, inputs via dedicated forms on the project website, and would especially aim to reach out to groups and regions which might not be covered in the On-ground consultation segment.
Partnerships and engagement of further Stakeholders: CCT would work to ensure that partners, including but not limited to, UN agencies (UNFCCC, UN DESA, UN Environment, Office of UN Youth Envoy), Member States (countries, and their respective climate change/environmental divisions), other sectors of civil society, and business sector are consulted and their support sought. Support can entail knowledge-based partnerships, information-sharing and building institutional linkages.