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South Asia Youth Environment Network (SAYEN)

SAYEN is linked to TUNZA, UNEP’s strategy for engaging young people in environmental activities. It encourages youth to explore sustainable career options through vocational training and entrepreneurship programmes in South Asia.
— theme: Youth Employment, Green Youth
— country: South Asia, India, Asia

SAYEN is linked to TUNZA, UNEP’s strategy for engaging young people in environmental activities. It encourages youth to explore sustainable career options through vocational training and entrepreneurship programmes in South Asia.

Affiliation
International Organization
Address
Mr. Gopal Kumar Jain, Programme Coordinator, 
Centre for Environment Education (CEE),
Thaltej Tekra, Ahmedabad 380 054,
India
Email Address
madhavi.joshi@ceeindia.org
Website
http://www.sayen.org/

     1. Source of funding

UNEP, donor countries

     2. Mission and Objectives

Our Mission is to ensure effective Youth participation reflecting our perception, in decision making process to promote Sustainable Development in South Asia.

  1. Establishing Network with active participation of Youth from all South Asian countries.

  2. Enhance Youth Capacity to deal with issues hampering Sustainable Development.

  3. Increase the public awareness and understanding on Sustainable Development issues.

  4. Have Youth representation in various policy fora such as National Council for Sustainable Development, Environment Impact Assessment Committee, etc

  5. Sharing of Knowledge and Expertise within South Asia

  6. Promote Environmental Ethics amongst Youth

  7. Work in close Partnership with Stakeholders.

  8. Help Regional Integration towards Sustainable Development.

     3. Areas of work relating to youth employment

Green jobs
Skills and employability
Enterprise development

     4. Partners and areas of partnerships

Centre for Environment Education
United Nations Environment Programme
Asia Pacific Forum on Environment and Development (APFED)
Department of Higher Education, Government of Gujarat
Director General of Employment and Training
Ministry of Labour & Employment

     5. Potential or existing partnership with the ILO

 

     6.  Successful youth employment interventions

     1. Capacity Building Workshops on EMF and SD for ITIs in Gujarat: The Centre for Environment Education (CEE) Ahmedabad, in response to a request from Directorate of Employment and Training, Government of Gujarat has been involved to capacity build ITIs Principals, Coordinators and Social Studies instructors on: (1) The Environment Management Framework (developed by CEPT), (2) issues related to climate change and plantation and (3) help understand how environment perspective could be integrated into the existing vocational education system.

     2. SamVednaa -an initiative towards building Model Green Colleges: During Orientation Workshops at three colleges in Gujarat major issues were identified, such as energy conservation, water conservation, waste management and managing green spaces as their concerns within their own college and neighbourhood community. The emphasis would be towards behavioural changes and actions at individual and collective levels, which could lead to reducing impacts of climate change. Also, students would be exposed to sustainable alternate livelihood options, encouraging them to undertake these as entrepreneurial activities.

 

 

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