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YECAP UNCONFERENCE

YECAP Unconference #3

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Date and Time: 20 January

Organizer: YECAP Fellows, bringing young people from diverse youth networks working on various climate issues

Summary: YECAP Unconference #3 was a virtual event open to youth between the ages of 18 and 35. It was held over a period of 120 minutes with young climate activists and professionals across the Asia-Pacific region. Moving beyond the traditional conference format, the Unconference was fully participant-led and participant-driven.

Objectives:

  • Find innovative ideas that can be useful in tackling the climate crisis

  • Explore and discover timely youth sentiments and priorities on various climate consequences through relatable themes and tracks

  • Initiate youth-led conversations on pressing climate issues and challenges to a meaningful solution

  • Connect youth from different countries, groups, networks, and backgrounds across the Asia Pacific in YECAP for important climate conversations

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YECAP Unconference #2

On 28 February 2022, YECAP Fellows organized the YECAP Unconference #2 to bring young people from diverse youth networks working on various issues within the scope of climate change, including biodiversity, energy and ocean conservation on the same platform. Unlike the traditional conferences, YECAP Unconference focuses on encouraging a fully participant-led and participant-driven conference which allows everyone to generate ideas, share their opinions and contribute to the whole discussion without having the fear that their voice is not going to get heard. 240 youths across Asia and the Pacific joined the event.

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YECAP Unconference #1

On 29 April 2021, YECAP Fellows organized the YECAP Unconference #1. The objectives of Unconference #1 were to include more youth, particularly in the Asia Pacific Region to engage in conversations on climate change, exchange information freely, build up a strong network and plan to take concrete actions. Moreover, as part of the activities initiated by YECAP, this unconference connected youth participants to the platform for more empowerment on their potential or ongoing climate action. This unconference covered a variety of hot topics related to climate change, including: Climate change and Gender Equality, Climate change and Energy, Climate change and Sustainable lifestyles, Climate change and Indigenous Community, Climate change and Health, Climate change and Biodiversity. 316 youth across Asia and the Pacific joined the event.

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