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#MovingMountains together: Youth, climate action, and sustainable mountain development




Cryosphere Pavilion, COP27 Blue Zone, Egypt

Date & Time

09 November 2022

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Event focus

Today’s world is home to the largest generation of young people in history – 1.8 billion – between the ages of 10 and 24 years. Young people aged 13–35 years make up more than one-third of the total population of HKH countries. Yet, youth in the mountains have poor access to knowledge and opportunities.

This session will bring together youth leaders from the region and beyond and discuss the need for strengthened youth engagement to produce global ambassadors communicating the need for climate action in and for the mountains.



Time Programme

Welcome remarks – Udayan Mishra, Knowledge Management and Networking Officer, ICIMOD


Setting the scene

  • Screening of a Protect the Pulse video
  • Remarks from COY/YONGO representative
  • Remarks from HKH representative

12:00 – 12:50

Moderated dialogue with youth from HKH and beyond

  • Rubina Adhikari, Thematic facilitator for mountainous region, UN Major Group for Children and Youth, Nepal
  • Warefta E Murshed, Founder, Gross International Nature (GIN), Bhutan
  • Jekulin Lipi, Asia-Pacific Regional Focal Point, DRR Working Group, UN Major Group for Children and Youth, India
  • Prajeeta Karki, Founder and Chairperson, Sathsathai Foundation, Nepal
  • Representative from Alps
  • Representative from South America
  • Representative from South Africa


12:50 – 13:00

Reflections and closing

  • Babar Khan, Senior Ecosystem Management Specialist, ICIMOD