IGF 2023 WS #204 Digital indigenous youths for environmental sustainability

Organizer 1: Elisa Haxhillazi, 🔒
Organizer 2: Nicolas Fiumarelli, 🔒Youth IGF Uruguay
Organizer 3: Theorose Elikplim Dzineku, 🔒
Organizer 4: ANTHONIA DZIKUNU, Youth Action Movement Ghana(YAM)
Organizer 5: Denise Leal, Brazilian Youth (CGI) & UNB
Organizer 6: Marjorie Mudi Gege, Emerge Africa
Organizer 7: Abinwi Akoh Ngwa , National Higher Polytechnic Institute, Bamenda

Speaker 1: de Araújo Santos Najla Helen Graff, Civil Society, Latin American and Caribbean Group (GRULAC)
Speaker 2: Léonce Eliézer , Private Sector, Latin American and Caribbean Group (GRULAC)
Speaker 3: Eman Fatima Syeda, Civil Society, Asia-Pacific Group
Speaker 4: Claude TATUEBU TAGNE, Intergovernmental Organization, African Group
Speaker 5: NELSON MANDELA ODONG, Civil Society, Eastern European Group


Denise Leal, Civil Society, Latin American and Caribbean Group (GRULAC)

Online Moderator

ANTHONIA DZIKUNU, Civil Society, African Group


Abinwi Akoh Ngwa , Civil Society, African Group


Birds of a Feather - 60 Min

Policy Question(s)

1. Should indigenous youths be taught digital skills?
2. Can digital skills be used to attain environmental sustainability?
3. Will equipping indigenous youths with digital skills enhance environmental sustainability?.

What will participants gain from attending this session? 1. The experiences of Indigenous youths in the changing environment
2. Human right violation of indigenous youths and the importance of their digital empowerment
3. Community problems faced by indigenous people
4. How indigenous youths can be empowered with digital skills and the importance of digital skills for their safety
5. The valuable resources in indigenous areas and the effect of exploitation and climate change on indigenous livelihood.
6. Solutions to bridge digital divide of indigenous communities and projects that could be implemented to achieve this.


Most indigenous people, especially the youths, experience climate degradation and threats first hand given that they are closest to nature, yet they are one of the groups most resistant to integrating the internet/digital ecosystem. They have stories that must be shared and experiences and solutions that could help giver ideas or provide better ways for climate resilience. Robust systems used to check the evolution of climate change and evaluate progress in action since the conception of especially the COP deliberations on the climate issues. The role of digitalization on climate change and the environment should be looked into as the problem tends to increase with the increasing establishment of digital systems.

Expected Outcomes

1. A publication in any related journals.
2. Follow-up processes and research for implementation.
3. project plan to bridge the digital divide of indigenous youths.

Hybrid Format:
• All speakers and the organizing team, will be at the venue 10-15 minutes before time.
• The first 10 minutes will be used to settle the speakers, and for technical verifications.
• The online moderator will admit online attendees while the onsite attendees enter the hall.
• The onsite moderator will open the floor for 5 minutes with some words of welcome to the speakers and attendees,
• Also, a google document will be created for online attendees
• Each of the 4 speakers will be given 5 minutes each to present (20 minutes total).
• Their presentations will be based on the stakeholder groups they represent in relation to the topic.
• Questions and answers will be for 20 minutes The online moderator will communicate with the onsite moderator
• The last 5 minutes will be used for key takeaways, closing remarks.