Topic: UN ECOSOC YOUTH FORUM (virtual)
Date: 7-8 April 2021

The AI4DA team was honoured to take part in the UN #ECOSOC Youth Forum 2021 this week alongside 11 000+ delegates, championing meaningful and sustained youth engagement in formulating and realizing the global goals in local communities.

Our AI4DA delegates actively attended:
☑️ 4 plenary sessions
☑️ 2 ministerial sessions
☑️ 5 breakout sessions
☑️ 4 regional sessions
☑️ 5 side events
☑️ 1 networking

The virtual format of the Youth Forum in the face of the COVID-19 pandemic definitely posed a number of logistic challenges & took away from the default benefits of in-person communication. Yet, at the same time, the organization behind the Youth Forum turned the limitations & problems into great opportunities for both the participating delegates & the general public to have greater accessibility at a lower effort & cost.

The same analogy is applicable to the use of #AI-related #technology in service of the forwarding of the SDGs Agenda. We have the technology at our fingertips, however, it is up to us to usher in a tomorrow where youth are co-creators, co-managers & informed beneficiaries of tech-driven solutions to BuildBackBetter.

At AI4DA we are committed:
⏭️ to empower youth to create a successful future in a world shaped by AI.
⏭️ to partner with organizations and businesses to boost their youth-centric AI solutions.