Tomorrow's World - Annual Conference 2018

Event Date

Tuesday, 25th September 2018

9:30 am

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Time: 09:30 - 17:15 
Location: COSLA Conference Centre, 19 Haymarket Yards, Edinburgh EH12 5BH

In celebration of the third anniversary of the UN Sustainable Development Goals and the Year of Young People in Scotland, this year's annual conference will focus on the role of young people in development both in Scotland and across the world.

Join us for this unique event that brings together development professionals from across Scotland to connect, discover and collaborate.



09:30    Registration

10:00    Welcome session with Jamie Morrison, Chair of Scotland’s International Development Alliance

10:15    Ben Macpherson MSP:  Minister for Europe, Migration and International Development.

10:45    Imogen Davies:  Oxfam GB's Programme Adviser on Youth Active Citizenship 
                  'With, for and by youth - putting young people at the heart of development'

11:30     Tea and coffee and exhibition stands.

11:50     Morning breakout sessions 

13:00     Lunch and exhibition stands

14:00      Aya Chebbi: Founder of Afrika Youth Movement, building one of Africa’s largest pan-African  youth-led movements.

14:35     Afternoon breakout sessions 

15:45     Scottish Fair Trade Forum: launch of the new International Fair Trade Charter
              Conference summary and close from the Alliance

16:15     Join us for refreshments and networking in partnership with Scottish Fair Trade Forum.


Morning Sessions

A) What’s next for global citizenship education in Scotland?
Get involved with the discussion with a panel hosted by The International Development Education Association of Scotland (IDEAS)  The panel will be chaired by Tanya Wisely of Oxfam and includes a secondary school teacher, pupil and Howard Msukwa, Malawian farmer who has been supported through JTS  education projects. 

B) Climate change: culture and climate justice
Join the 2050 Climate Group to learn about youth-led equitable responses to climate change in Scotland and Malawi. They will be exploring how youth engagement, climate justice and culture plays a role in their work and discuss how these aspects contribute to the achievement of all SDGs

C) Spotlight on safeguarding
Get an update on actions and progress across the UK in the last 6 months and hear findings and recommendations from the recent Scottish Government and Alliance survey. We will also be introducing our new Safeguarding Support Package.

D) Bright Ideas: innovation, entrepreneurship and technology in development
In this case study session you’ll hear about the innovative work being carried out by our members. 
Lilypads –Tackling period poverty in Kenya 
GEN International - Youth and Social Entrepreneurship Project
Opportunity International - Youth Apprenticeship Programme in Ghana

Afternoon sessions

A) Using the SDGs to campaign for change 
Bring your questions to this panel discussion as we look at how young people can campaign for the change they want to see. We'll be joined by Paul Bradley (Scotland’s SDG network and Open Government Partnership) , Jimmy Paul (British Council Future Leaders Connect programme), Heena Qamar (First Aid Africa) and Paridhi Singh (UN House Scotland

B) Measuring impact of interventions – Youth mental health and psychosocial wellbeing 
Professor Alastair Ager, Director of the Institute of Global Health and Development, will share findings from a research project on the impacts of the Mercy Corps Advancing Adolescence programme in Jordan. He will be joined by Cicely Clarke, Senior Programme Officer, Middle East at Mercy Corps. 

C) Spotlight on safeguarding (morning session repeated)

D) Bright Ideas: innovation, entrepreneurship and technology in development
In this case study session you’ll hear more about these innovative projects
Youth for Economic Justice – Empowerment of young women through business development in India 
The Centre for Climate Justice – Research presentation from Williams Joshua on the relationship between climate justice and climate modelling
Dr Andrew Blaikie – Introducing the solar-powered ophthalmoscope


We are grateful to our exhibitors for supporting this event: INTL FCStone, Turcan Connell, Corra Foundation


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