Talanoa: Youth Engagement for SDGs

Talanoa: Youth engagement for SDGs – A dialogue between PIDF, Youth Coalition & Commonwealth Youth Chair-Pacific.

The Talanoa on “Youth engagement for SDGs – A dialogue between PIDF, Youth Coalition and the Commonwealth Youth Chair-Pacific” took place in Fiji at the Secretariat of the Pacific Islands Development Forum on 31st August, 2018.

The Talanoa acted as a platform for networking, knowledge sharing and initiating discussion on future ways of collaboration between PIDF and close to twenty two youth leaders of youth groups with diverse mandates such as Education and Arts, Economic Opportunities, Gender & Human Rights, Peace & Security, Health and Climate Change & Environment but with the common theme of working collaboratively towards the realization of the Sustainable Development Goals. The Youth Leaders also shared chronicles with the newly appointed Commonwealth Youth Chair for the Pacific.

PIDF sees great value of collaborating with youth as partners, establish clear and explicit pathways for their meaningful participation from the outset, which will be much better positioned to achieve the 17 SDGs and related targets.

Through such Talanoas, PIDF considers the social, economic and environmental dimensions of development and stresses the need to create conditions for youth to be engaged, active and integral parts of the solutions we need.

The objectives of the Talanoa were:

  1. To meet with the newly appointed Chair of the Commonwealth Youth for the Pacific and share chronicles and discuss ways of collaboration between Youths of the Pacific, Youths of Commonwealth and PIDF.
  2. To bring together youth leaders and present, share understanding and discuss key challenges and issues in the Pacific with diverse thematic areas of Education and Arts, Economic Opportunities, Gender & Human Rights, Peace & Security, Health and Climate Change & Environment but with the common theme of working collaboratively towards the realization of the Sustainable Development Goals.

Please peruse the following documents:

Youth Engagement for SDGs Talanoa Concept Note
Youth Engagement for SDGs Talanoa Programme
Youth Engagement for SDGs Talanoa Flyer
Presentation by PIDF Secretary General Francois Martel

Please also download the full Talanoa Report (pending).