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.