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The Future they Want: supporting young people to take action for a more sustainable world

Wed 30th June 2021 - Courses & Events Summaries, News

On 15 June 2021 LfS Scotland and YouthLink Scotland  hosted the third in a series of joint webinars, joined by teachers and youth work practitioners from across Scotland . We explored how to inspire hearts and minds and support young people to both envision a sustainable future in their own communities and to become active change agents for sustainability. 

Inspirational contributions from Edward Chidombe Msiska from Malawi and Emily Farquhar from Scotland started the conversation, sharing the futures for people and planet that they, as young people, want to see. 

Approaches to supporting young people as agents of change  were shared by Amy Calder, YouthLink Scotland’s On our Wavelength programme,  Michele Meehan and Laura Kemp, Youth Scotland Young Placechangers programme and scout leader and teacher from Dundee Lyndsey Lauder, Scouts taking action on the Sustainable Development Goals. These were an important starting point for considering how can we contribute to strengthening young people’s agency and ensure that young people’s participation in sustainability action is meaningful.

Click on the links below to take a look at the presentations, the discussion notes and view the webinar recording.

Webinar recording

Presentation slides

Group Conversations
Breakout Room Discussions