The Third Bangabandhu Youth Conference on Sustainable Development Goals–SDGs and Climate Change was held in Kathmandu on Tuesday last with a call for fostering collaboration and innovation in the pursuit of a sustainable future.
In association with the Nepal Bangladesh Youth Conclave (NBYC), Bangladesh Embassy in Nepal ar-ranged this event at its premises where about 60 Bangladeshi and Nepalese youth leaders from diverse backgrounds participated.
The conference concluded with a ten-point declaration, outlining the youth commitments to achieving SDGs and effectively addressing the impacts of climate change, a press release said here yesterday.
In his remarks, Bangladesh Ambassador to Nepal Salahuddin Noman Chowdhury stressed the confer-ence’s focus on fostering awareness and commitment in tackling climate impacts and implementing SDGs.
He also paid tributes to the Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman for his guidance leading to the formation of strategies for building a prosperous and discrimination-free nation.
NBYC Coordinator Abhinav Choudhary and the young leaders emphasized on the significance of such conferences as platforms for identifying and sharing the challenges and finding out the common solu-tions.
In the conference, 12 presentations covering various topics, including smart technologies, forestry prac-tices, preservation of ethnic cultures, environmental protection legislation, renewable energy, sustainable cities, disaster management and green businesses were presented by the participants.