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As critical thinkers, change-makers, innovators, communicators and leaders, 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 international youth workshops and forums, inviting Koreans and foreign students alike, to raise their awareness on those relevant sustainability issues and to empower them to act for change.

Jeju Youth Forum
The event is aimed to promote Jeju to the world, and to locally grow talented people and global leaders by teaching them about the cultures of other countries. Participating students will take in in-depth discussion about global issues such as gender issue, renewable energy and hunger and peacebuilding. This Forum is also designed to provide a unique opportunity for students from all over the world to contribute to vitalization of city diplomacy by building a hub of social networking for future global leaders and to enhance their cultural understanding of each other.

[2020.7.13~8.10] 16th Youth Online Workshop on Digital Partnership for the Implementation of the SDGs 기사를 twitter로 보내기 기사를 facebook으로 보내기 2020.08.18

CIFAL Jeju organises 16th Youth Online Workshop

on Digital Partnership for the Implementation of the SDGs


Centre International de Formation des Autorités et Leaders Jeju (CIFAL Jeju) organized the 16th Youth Workshop on Digital Partnership for the Implementation of the SDGs entirely online from 13 July to 10 August 2020.


The workshop aimed to raise young people’s awareness of Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) as well as strengthen their capacity for being active advocates

of the global goals. To this end, CIFAL Jeju linked the online workshop with the UNITAR MOOC Introduction to the 2030 Agenda: A New Agenda for a Sustainable

World (9th edition), where the participating students form a group and upload a post about each module on their social media account.

 A total of 50 undergraduate and graduate students from 26 different countries joined this online workshop and shared their national policies and

their suggestions/ideas virtually through various types of social media.


The online workshop that stretched out over four weeks is composed of three parts including taking UNITAR MOOC, creating individual content

on SDGS and national policy, group presentation/final report. On the Online Kick-off Meeting on July 13th, Sul Kyung Hoon, Director of CIFAL Jeju

gave an opening remarks, introducing this workshop as the first online activity to be organized in the 10-year history of the center.


CIFAL Jeju also offered ‘Meet the Experts (Mentoring)’ Session from July 31st to August 6th, where five mentors were invited.

They include, Professor. Booyeol Kim of Seoul National University, Professor. Byungjoo Kim of KDI School of Public Policy and Management,

Mr. Junghyun Kim from the World Economic Forum, Dr. Young-tae Kim, Secretary General of the International Transport Forum (ITF), and

Ms. Joo hyun Ha from the United Nations Environment Programme. Each mentor gave a short introduction of the field they represent,

such as inclusive society, trade and financing, capacity-building, climate, and energy. They also shared with the students their experiences

 in setting a life direction, getting into an international organization, and other real-life advice as answers to students’ questions.


The group presentation which took place on August 7th marked the last virtual gathering of the 16thYouth Workshop. Each group was given 10 minutes

 to summarize their 2-week activities and to share their thoughts after the mentoring session. Students responded with comments like

“I believe that this workshop was very informative and useful for those who are interested in SDGs. It was great to participate in an UNITAR activity

and expand my knowledge in this,” among others.



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