A 5-day Online Active Citizens Digital Model Training-2021 was held on 4-8 February, 2021 under the initiative of YPSA Active Citizens- Digital Model and Challenge Fund Project which is funded by British Council Bangladesh. YPSA Youth Focal and Programme Manager Abdus Sabur inaugurated YPSA Active Citizens Digital Model Training-2021. 20 participants attended this online training.
Throughout the training, the main discussion topics were tree of expectation, vision landscape, culture, gender, equal opportunity, equal participation and equality in result at society, system we are part of, overview of SDG, SDG link with Active Citizen, focus on SDG 13, community mapping, climate change, risk and losses due to climate change, initiatives for adapting to climate change, community level initiatives, Social Action Project (SAP) design, review the SDG focus with Social Action Project (SAP) example and tree of expectation. The participants will implement the learning what they have understood from training and make community action plan to mitigate the detrimental effect of climate change in their community.
Active Citizens always prioritize and focus the sustainable development goal 13 which is about climate action and take urgent action to combat change. SDG 13 goal is one of the 17 sustainable development goals established by the United Nations in 2015 along with 16 SDG.
British Council master facilitator Indranil Indu, YPSA master facilitator and Active Citizen training Coordinator Shovan Chowdhury, YPSA master facilitator and youth facilitator Mijbah Uddin Emran Chowdhury, Nasima Akter conducted all the training sessions of 5 day long Active Citizens Digital Model Training-2021.
In the closing session, YPSA Chief Executive Md. Arifur Rahman and YPSA Youth Focal Abdus Sabur were present in online training session to encourage participants to make initiatives for combating climate change. YPSA Chief Executive Md. Arifur Rahman highlighted that, youth can bring a positive change in society through their innovative ideas and skill by taking climate related actions and YPSA will linkage these talented young trainees with other skill development program of YPSA to nurture their talent.
YPSA Youth Focal and Programme Manager Abdus Sabur said, YPSA always believes that youth empowerment and youth involvement in climate action can help to achieve sustainable development goal 13 and build a better Bangladesh.