Ncell and Global Shapers Community Kathmandu have collaborated to host the SHAPE South Asia Conference at Hotel Himalaya, Lalitpur from 19 to 21 May 2023. The three-day event will bring together over 120+ youth leaders from 14 countries in South Asia and the world.
The is being organized with the theme “Shaping Climate Resiliency towards a Great Himalayan Future for All.” During the conference, attendees will share innovative and scalable climate solutions. Additionally, they will also be immersing themselves in the local Nepali culture and heritage.
Key sessions at SHAPE South Asia 2023:
- An advocacy paper that combines the voices of youth and organizations working on climate change from across the region.
- The development of new city-based projects, and
- The launch of a climate change pledge signed by the Nepali private sector.
Likewise, attendees will also reflect on climate change using different lenses from urban politics to entrepreneurship.
Youth’s Call for Action on climate activism
Saurabh Shah, the curator, expressed excitement about the upcoming conference. He, shared, “SHAPE South Asia represents a call for action by youth to bring climate resiliency to the forefront of our collective regional priority. We will launch an advocacy paper developed by youth and a climate change pledge signed by the Nepali private sector that will provide a roadmap towards a more climate resilient South Asia for future generations.”
Ncell under its Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) is supporting SHAPE South Asia 2023 as the key partner. Ncell CEO Jabbor Kayumov shared his thoughts, “Aligned with a broader strategic framework of the Axiata Group, at Ncell we embrace Environmental, Social, and Governance (ESG) principles and are committed to driving impactful initiatives to create long-term value for our business and Nepali community at large. The operator is pleased to collaborate with Global Shapers Community Kathmandu for this purposeful initiative that aims to foster collaborative efforts towards climate resilience, keeping momentum on climate action efforts where the planet and our business can collectively thrive.”
Sponsors of Ncell Global Shaper SHAPE South Asia Conference
Global Shapers Community Kathmandu is collaborating with private sector organizations, industry leaders, and local and international organizations. Key sponsors of the event are Ncell, the Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation (SDC). SecurityPal, Coca-Cola, NIBL Ace Capital, Nabil Bank, and ICIMOD are also sponsoring the conference. The event receives technical support from other organizations such as Climate Reality Team and Young Global Leaders (Nepal) to design its sessions. Must read: Ncell Contributes Rs 144 Billion in Tax to Nepal in 5 Years
Global Shapers Community, an initiative of the World Economic Forum (WEF) consists of youth leaders from diverse sectors. It works together to create a positive impact through more than 450 city-based hubs worldwide. SHAPE South Asia 2023 is a regional event organized by and for the Shapers, with support from the global community.
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