Since the adoption of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) launched by UNDP in September 2015, UN Member States have been taking various proactive actions to achieve the ambitious vision of this transformative agenda. However, the rate of global progress is not keeping pace with the aspirations of the agenda and countries are still confronted with daunting challenges such as lack of education, climate change, lack of peace and justice, among others. To tackle these problems, it is imperative for stakeholders at all levels to accelerate collective initiatives and actions.
In this context, active youth engagement is a key to the successful implementation of SDGs as they will be the key actors of the SDGs initiatives, frameworks, and processes in the future. Thus, it is essential to acknowledge the various initiatives taken by youths to achieve Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). The asian section is an exceptional opportunity to share and exchange the best ACTION and INITIATIVES led by youths around the globe to tackle and achieve the global goals It will connect 150 youth actors, working to achieve SDGs in different parts of the world, to share their best practices and strategies they have undertaken for the implementation of SDGs.
We will provide opportunities for youths to exchange, learn, network, and win seed funding to implement the best ideas to achieve SDGs on a global scale.
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Prem Lamichhane is an emerging young leader who has been actively involved with different humanitarian and development activities since 2011.
He started youth-led NGO ‘Cheers Nepal’ in Nepal in 2013 and worked with reputed organizations such as UNDP and Asia Foundation, and initiated projects such as Youth Parliament (for the first time in Nepal), Cheers Talk (inspired by TED Talks) and Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) in the country.
He holds experience of working at different organizations such as Asia Pacific Youth Service (APYouthS), French Embassy in Nepal, Cheers Nepal, United Nations Youth and Students Association Nepal (UNYSAN), Worldwide Nepalese Students Organization (WNSCO), Koseli School, Sonrisa Orphanage Nepal, Sarswati Peace School, etc.
He currently leads Happy Eats, a frozen food industry in Nepal. He also regularly publishes op-ed articles at leading national dailies of Nepal.
He holds a MA in International Development from Sciences Po Paris. He was born in Gorkha, Nepal.