Formal registration for the Children & Youth Forum closed on January 31, allowing at least an additional day to receive late registrations.
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The Children & Youth Forum at the Third UN World Conference on Disaster Risk Reduction (3WCDRR) and Pre-WCDRR Workshops represents all activities related to children and youth engagement in the lead-up to the conference in Sendai, Japan held during March 2015. As such, it was intended that the Children & Youth Forum would be led by children and youth and be developed for children and youth to mobilize and showcase their strengths, skills, and abilities to lead change in reducing risk and building resilience to disasters.
On the anniversary of the Great East Japan Earthquake and Tsunami, the Children and Youth Forum will commence with activities commemorating the disaster. Participants will be able to learn more about the disaster affected areas by visiting them and showing respect for all victims.
To prepare for the World Conference, participants of the Forum will engage in working streams on advocacy, disaster affected areas (with a study visit) and media and communication. Once the outcomes are shared and all participants are ready, the Forum will be officially opened.
Through workshops, panel discussions, ‘unconferences’, inter-generational engagement and more, participants and organizers of the Youth Forum will showcase the strengths, priorities and actions of children and youth in Disaster Risk Reduction.
Interactive debates, speakers, creative sessions, roundtables and open sessions in an ‘unconference’ participant-driven style. These Public Forum Panel Discussions are open to guests and any external persons.
This session while providing an opportunity for children and youth to share their views will also encourage inter-generational dialogue with leading experts and practitioners on disaster, climate and other risks.
The highlights of the Social Program are the Opening Ceremony, the cultural night, the Closing Ceremony and the Farewell Party. Excursion information and costs will be available shortly.
Check out the last time that we were in Sendai