Past Forums



 
 
Looking Beyond Disasters Forums have already been held in many countries gathering hundreds of youth. These Forums are hosted by a range of partner agencies, universities and young people. You too can host a LBD Forum! Together, our global network of  young people who are taking action in disasters has emerged; this is Youth Beyond Disasters. For a brief history of LBD, please continue reading HERE

The purpose of a Looking Beyond Disasters Forum, different from a capacity building workshop, is to share the personal experiences of young people who have been in a disaster and to create realistic action plans. Based on real experiences of young people, forums also produce recommendations to governmenst and agencies of all levels on disaster response; recovery and reconstruction.

A toolkit on youth engagement using the Looking Beyond Disaster method was launched in Sendai at the Third UN World Conference on Disaster Risk Reduction and is available HERE to use to host your own forum!

A Lessons Learned Project is also underway to gather best practices from youth action plans from past forums.

Please reach out if you are interested in organising an LBD Forum via hello@youthbeyonddisasters.org. Meanwhle, please join the LBD Facebook group at “Looking Beyond Disaster (LBD)” where ideas can be exchanged towards the development of even more LBDs.

Looking Beyond Disasters (LBD)

LBD Yogyakarta

2014 | Eubios LBD Youth Forum
Yogyakarta, Indonesia

Eubios Looking Beyond Disaster Youth Forum – Yogyakarta, Indonesia


LBD Manila

2014 | Eubios LBD Youth Forum
Manila, Philippines

Eubios Looking Beyond Disaster Youth Forum – Manila, Philippines


LBD Padang

2013 | UNESCO LBD Youth Forum
Padang, Indonesia

UNESCO Looking Beyond Disaster Youth Forum – Padang, Indonesia


LBD Auckland

2012 | UNESCO LBD Youth Forum
Auckland, New Zealand

UNESCO Looking Beyond Disaster Youth Forum – Auckland, New Zealand


LBD Kobe

2012 | Eubios LBD Youth Forum
Kobe, Japan

Eubios Looking Beyond Disaster Youth Forum – Kobe, Japan


LBD Sendai

2012 | UNESCO LBD Youth Forum
Sendai, Japan

UNESCO Looking Beyond Disaster Youth Forum – Sendai, Japan


LBD Christchurch

2011 | UNESCO LBD Youth Forum
Christchurch, New Zealand

Around 100 young leaders from 19 different countries in the Asia Pacific region gathered in the city of Christchurch in New Zealand to share their experiences in facing and recovering from disasters.


Information on all other forums availbale soon. If you were at a forum, hosted a forum, or have a contribution to this page, please email hello@youthbeyonddisasters.org. We would love to display your photos, content and 150-250 word summary of the event.