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Aminul Islam

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Youth Action Hub for coastal Bangladesh

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Background

The heat of the youth movement for urgent climate action is increasing whole the world but Governments are not valuing their voice. An era of mass mobilisation against long standing injustice, young climate strikers are at the centre of these movements – working to ensure safe communities and a protected environment for themselves and for future generations. Young People’s resolution is clear that change is coming, whither the older generation like or not. They are demanding climate justice right here, right now!

 

Bangladeshi young people also come forward to streets for protecting their future too. They are organisaing regular protest and advocacy but facing increasing obstacles and threats to running their activism. They can not flourish their own sprit lack of proper skills and opportunity, power, technical knowledge and material resources. Youth-led movements are unable to access sustainable resourcing, and networks to engage with political systems, and continue to work in silos, separated from other movements. Often times, these barriers and existing hierarchies in civil society often position youth as foot soldiers and not as change agents. So they need more opportunities and spaces to discuss among their-selves as well as to share their views with decision makers with an alternative resourcing mechanism that centers meaningful youth participation.

 

The good sign is Bangladesh Parliament has declared planetary emergency as first ever country recognizing youth movement of Bangladesh & beyond. Its time for make concrete action plan development and effective implementation involving young people and vulnerable communities to be a resilient country.  Bangladesh Government is approaching to draft 8th Five Years and plan, finalise the BCCSAP update version and submitting National Determined Contributions (NDCs). 2020-2021 years are very crucial for national & global climate movement focusing COP26. Due to COVID19 Pandemic, Young climate strikers from coastal Bangladesh are hosting digital mobilization, webinars and virtual talks and continuing regular advocacy with government & global community.  COVID19 has brought a opportunity to reboot the polluting models transform to green and equitable recovery.

 

Bangladesh is passing demographical dividend. 2.5 million Young people in Bangladesh have no right to input their voice in policy making level. Coastal young people are in the frontline to tackling climate crisis but they are not included in the decision making process.  In this context, Young climate activist are going to develop a country vision document on climate change through youth consultation with root levels young people. Developing the country youth vision document, they will run advocacy events with parliamentarian & policy makers including some dialogues by young people from climate vulnerable coastal communities. It will be disseminated parliamentary standing committee before COP and will be presented at pre COP for global attention. Bangladesh Model Youth Parliament is interested to setup a Youth Climate Act!on Hub for coastal Bangladesh to facilitating the mobilistion toward COP26 & beyond. By this Young people will lead and facilitate divisional actions i.e. research, projects, practical actions, policy advocacy.

Bangladesh Model Youth Parliament (Protiki Jubo Sangshad):

Bangladesh Model Youth Parliament (Protiki Jubo Sangshad) is a youth led organisation based in Barisal city and has been working since 2014. The goal of Bangladesh Model Youth Parliament is to instill young people with an understanding of parliamentary processes and provide them connection opportunity with the policy makers. This organisation registered under Voluntary Social Welfare Agencies (Registration and Control) Ordinance No. XLVI of 1961 (Registration number: Bari-1759/15).

 

Bangladesh Model Youth Parliament is initiator of YouthNet for Climate Justice on 2016, a largest youth platform in Bangladesh. BMYP, a member of CANSA,  is facilitating country-wide youth strike and policy advocacy with Government & international counterparts. BMYP has strong track record to working with youth empowerment, climate justice, DRR and Gender issues. BMYP has enough capacities and strong commitment to establishing this youth hub.

Rationalities:

Bangladesh is one of the worst climate effected country in the globe with the population 160 million and out of them 50-60 million are young people putting their life and future in danger of total destruction because of increase number of cyclones, floods, droughts, irregularity of rain fall, river erosion and cold wave etc. because of the global warming.

 

According to the experts, the impacts and vulnerabilities of such climate induced hazards are greater in Bangladesh, and due to its geophysical location, hydrological influence of the monsoons and regional water flow patterns, low-level resilience of the affected people in terms of technical and financial capacity, and lack of proper arrangement and implementation of policy and institutions to address the challenges.

 

Because of the climatic uncertainties, too much water during certain period causes floods while too little water in the dry season causes drought. Sea level raise may cause serious environmental, social and economic crisis in the country and affecting the food security, life and livelihood of young people, particularly the marginalised young people, leading to them to migrate to the urban areas or move abroad illegally.

Hub installment Plan:

The Youth Act!on Hub is two years long pilot initiative as a incubation space for grassroots youth activists based in the coastal area of Bangladesh which will work to support their movements to become more resilient and sustainable in their own pursuit. It is also a great opportunity for local youth groups, stakeholders and community people to share their practical experience on climate change impact, their coping mechanism and suggest appropriate solutions/recommendations based on local context to climate action. Development partners and counterparts can demonstrate partnerships with young people as agents and advocates for change trough this hub. This hub will create link between national and division both way communication on policy and practice matter.

 

The Youth Action Hub will act:

1. Access on Knowledge & Resources

The Hub will enhance access to resources; try to remove the barriers for grassroots’ youth organisations for resource management to take green initiative as well as capacity development by online & offline training/workshop or fellowship program. So that the young people can mobilize the community and the local government in order to support more sustainable and resilient movements for Climate Justice. Educating young people on climate change will help to understand the process and initiatives of adaptation as well as advocacy and mass campaign. The Hub will develop a digital knowledge sharing platform for the young climate activist; evidence generation through action research, facilitate their action oriented and innovative mobilisation and representing their strong voice from frontline to global stage.

2. Strategy Development for effectiveness

The Hub will offer opportunities for capacity strengthening through peer-to-peer learning and skill-building workshops with the aim of supporting youth activists to be more strategic and targeted in their campaign and evidenced-based advocacy demanding climate justice. The Hub will develop a mechanism to build political solidarity and networks, strengthen capacities in engaging with policy processes, and access resources to support their movement through co-creation. The Hub will organise intergenerational dialogue and Model Youth Parliament session to facilitate youth inclusion in decision making process in the regards of climate policy formulation and proper implementation.

3. Cross building Movement & connecting dots

The Hub will create spaces for youth led movements and collectives of young people and their organisation to connect, share experiences, and inspire together, in order to build stronger alliances and more connected movements. Supporting of youth-led movements, The Act!on hub will test new pathways of working within civil society, Political leaders, Media and mobilizing experiences from across sectors. The Hub will build more impactful & inclusive alliance among likeminded youth led organization and CSOs with strong connection with global and national CSOs alliance and networks (like: CANSA, GNDR etc). The Hub will strengthen YouthNet for Climate Justice- a youth network of climate change advocates for young peoples participation and utilization of youth’s innovative solutions tackling climate crisis.

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