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As critical thinkers, change-makers, innovators, communicators and leaders, the young generation is increasingly engaging with each other on a number of platforms both online and offline. Provided with the necessary knowledge and opportunities needed to reach their potential, young people can be a driving force for promoting sustainability in this new era of globalization.

CIFAL Jeju / JITC organizes a number of programs including international youth workshops, forums, and Global Citizenship Education (GCED) to invite Korean foreign students alike to understand the commonality of the global issues and to become active promoters of more peaceful, tolerant, inclusive, secure, and sustainable societies.

Jeju International Future Generation Forum
The Forum aims to foster youth global leadership by promoting actionable engagement in the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development Goals. Participating young leaders take the in-depth discussion on up-to-date issues such as youth employment, education development and health and well-being. The youth are given unique opportunities not only to build collective minds but also to vitalize city diplomacy by building a hub of social networking through cultural exchange.

Jeju International Youth Forum
CIFAL Jeju organized Jeju International Youth Forum from 2016 to 2021 with the aim to promote Jeju to the world and to connect talented teenage youth across the globe. The event was conducted with a focus on strengthening the leadership skills of the talented young people, exchanging different perspectives on critical global issues and enhancing the cultural understanding of each other.

[2022 February 7 - 23] The 18th Youth Workshop on Youth and Life Below Water: Conserving and Sustainably using the Oceans and Marine Resources for Sustainable Development 기사를 twitter로 보내기 기사를 facebook으로 보내기 2022.05.18

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CIFAL Jeju organises Youth Workshop on

Youth and Life Below Water: 

Conserving and Sustainably using the Oceans and Marine Resources 

for Sustainable Development



7 to 23 February 2022, Jeju, Republic of Korea – UNITAR CIFAL Jeju organized a Youth Workshop on “Youth and Life Below Water: Conserving and Sustainably using the Oceans and Marine Resources for Sustainable Development” from the 7th to the 23rd of February 2022. The event invited 41 youth representatives, undergraduate and graduate students enrolled in college/university in the Republic of Korea (both Korean and International Students). They came from 24 countries including: Azerbaijan, Brunei, Cambodia, Colombia, Fiji, Iran, Poland, Nepal, Korea, Ukraine, Tanzania, Uganda, etc.

The workshop provided the participants with a learning opportunity where the invited speakers, Katja Enberg (University of Bergen), Angelique Pouponneau (Seychelles' Conservation and Climate Adaptation Trust), Konstantina Kostoula (Healthy Seas), Laura Werner (Blue Action Fund), Matthew Taylor (WFP) and Nada Bougouss (FAO) shared extensive expertise on the topic of Life Below water, from SDG14, Water and Inequalities, Marine Pollution, Fisheries, Coastal Economies and more. Four career mentors from the field of development (government, non-profit, international organization, and private sector) were also invited to share their experience and provide career building insights for the youth participants.

Through the workshop the participants were able to learn about the challenges surrounding our waters look forward on how humans can utilize innovative solutions to foster a new chapter of saving our oceans. Group work to create advocacy content on the subject of SDG14 also provided an opportunity to take action towards sustainability and learn from another. 


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