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USAID Contribution

Climate Change and Youth Response: Perspectives from Around the Globe

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Date and time

June 21, 2024






YouthPower 2: Learning and Evaluation
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Event Description

About the Event

Please join us for a panel discussion featuring youth from Latin America and the Caribbean, MENA, and West Africa as they discuss their work to address climate change. Each panelist will provide unique perspectives on the role young people play in climate action.

  • Alexa Silva Varela is a young peacebuilder and activist from Costa Rica with experience in climate justice, climate mobility, human mobility, gender equality, peace and humanitarian attention. Alexa has a bachelor in International Relations and a Master in Gender and Peacebuilding from the University for Peace - UN Established. Alexa is a Young Peacebuilder of the UNAOC since 2022 and a Climate Mobility Fellow of the Global Center for Climate Mobility since COP28 where she was an advocate for the protection and human rights of climate activists and people on the move.
  • Abdullah Al Khawaldeh is a climate activist and agricultural/environmental consultant. With a degree in agricultural engineering and more than five years of experience, he has dedicated himself to making a difference. Abdullah founded the Environmental Education Center in Jordan, which focuses on empowering rural communities, women, and refugees through agricultural initiatives. He also serves as the Chairman of the Environment Committee at the Syndicate of Agricultural Engineers and is a certified trainer for sustainable agriculture, eco-innovation, and green business. 
  • Azeez Tobi Abubakar is the Founder and Executive Director of Sustainable Solutions for Green Growth. A LEED Green Associate, Yunus & Youth Fellow, and World Economic Forum Global Shaper, he is dedicated to driving progress and positive change in sustainability. Azeez has a wealth of experience working on climate projects across the world, focusing on practical solutions to climate change and social impact issues. In his past roles as Global Citizen Fellow, he had contributed to the fight against extreme poverty. He is committed to creating a more sustainable and equitable future.

Presented by USAID's YouthPower 2: Learning and Evaluation Activity, the Youth Engagement Community of Practice serves youth, practitioners in youth-serving organisations, and policymakers.

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This event will include English closed captioning (cc).

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About the Community of Practice 

The YP2LE Learning Network brings together diverse stakeholders who seek to learn more and share about youth development. As one of seven communities of practice, the Youth Engagement group (YE) helps members share and benefit from collective learning. Learn more about the YE CoP and other CoPs on and register to connect with these communities.

You must be a registered member of in order to participate in the discussion group. Register today!

About YouthPower 2: Learning and Evaluation (YP2LE)

YP2LE is a USAID-funded activity focused on building and disseminating evidence on Positive Youth Development (PYD). YP2LE’s goal is to give program implementers, researchers, and young changemakers the information, tools, and resources they need to develop high-quality, impactful, and sustainable youth programs.