Guwahati, Jan 23: With India hosting the Youth20 (Y20) summit for the first time on the sidelines of the G20 summit, the first meeting of the Y20 Group will be held here from February 6 to 8, 2023.
More than 250 delegates from across the world are expected to participate in the three-day event in Assam. The event will focus on five themes of "Future of Work"; "Climate Change and Disaster Risk Reduction"; "Peace Building and Reconciliation"; "Youth in Democracy and Health, Wellbeing" and "Sports".
This is the first of the various meetings to be held on the five Y20 themes across India in the run-up to the final Youth-20 Summit in August, 2023. Youth20 is one of the eight official engagement groups under the G20 umbrella.
The G20 rotating presidency bears the responsibility of hosting the youth summit, which usually takes place some weeks prior to the traditional forum to know what the youths are thinking and incorporate their suggestions in their own policy proposals.
The Y20 India Summit in 2023 would exemplify India’s youth-centric efforts and provide an opportunity to showcase its values and policy measures to the youth across the globe.
In order to create a participative and inclusive deliberation process in the run up to the Y20 meeting, over 50 universities/colleges across the 34 districts of Assam have been organising seminars, workshops, debates and panel discussions in their campuses from January 19 till the inception meeting.
Over 12,000 college/university students are expected to participate in these events.
Each higher education institution will also be organising awareness drives in 10 nearby schools to sensitise the schools about G-20 groupings and functioning.
Four hundred participants, including prize winners of competitions from various participating universities/colleges, will participate in the central event at IIT-Guwahati on February 7, 2023 and will be accordingly mentored for understanding innovations and industry-academia linkages.