Recognising the significance of the shift towards an environmentally sustainable and climate-friendly world is critical not only in responding to the global climate crisis, but also for achieving the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), the Youth Co:Lab National Youth Dialogue 2023 in Sri Lanka was held in Colombo under the theme ‘Growing Green Talents: Unlocking Youth Potential through Up skilling for Sustainable Development’.
At the event held in line with the International Youth Day commemorations (12 August), over 150 young people engaged in a dynamic and thought-provoking dialogue on empowering youth and harnessing their potential for sustainable development. The event brought together multi-stakeholders including influential leaders and stakeholders from the public and private sectors, and international development organisations.
The Youth Co: Lab National Youth Dialogue (NYD) is an annual event centred on fostering national youth engagement, led by the United Nations Development Program (UNDP) and Citi Sri Lanka. This year it was co-hosted by the Ministry of Sports and Youth Affairs, the National Youth Services Council (NYSC) and Youth Co:Lab, co-led by UNDP and Citi Foundation.