Visit to UNESCO MGIEP Youth Town Hall

Visit to UNESCO MGIEP Youth Town Hall on “Harnessing the Indian Youth Demographic Bulge for a True Dividend” The UNESCO Mahatma Gandhi Institution of Education for Peace and Sustainable Development (MGIEP) had organised a ‘Youth Town hall’ on on Thursday 31st August, 2017 at the UNESCO corporate office in New Delhi, India. The topic for the discussion was, Harnessing the Indian Youth Demographic Bulge for a True Dividend: Vision to action for the 21st Century .The Youth for Education, Sustainability and Peace (YESPeace) Network, a collaborative effort led by UNESCO MGIEP provided a platform to the youth to discuss key issues concerning their future with senior policy makers. The main focus of this Youth TownHall was on how education systems can play a key role in empowering young people to address the challenges of the 21st century. The Director General of UNESCO, Ms. Irina Bokova addressed the Town hall with a Senior Official from the Government of India Dr. Karan Singh. The dialogue were moderated by Abhishek Mujumdar, the founder of The Logical Indian, a social media news channel .Through this interactive session all participants were brought together to discuss the key socio-emotional skills required for 21st century. It also reflected on the way education systems needs to respond and the ways the youth can partner with the Government of India in this initiative. This common platform helped transact and share valuable information and insight amongst the participants who students, teachers, media persons, various social organisations working together who came from all walks of life .