Children for Resilience

  • Date & Time: Thursday 12 May (10:45 - 12:30)
  • Room: 2
  • Participation: Open
  • Organizer: Organized in cooperation with Children in a Changing Climate Coalition


Today’s children (tomorrow’s adults) will bear a disproportionate share of the impact of climate change, both in the immediate and longer term. Studies of disaster trends and the likely consequences of climate change suggest that each year, 175 million children are likely to be affected by climate-related disasters alone. The children of today will be implementing disaster risk reduction and climate change adaptation in the future. The roundtable will bring together young people from local communities who are impacted by climate change and vulnerable to disasters. The roundtable will build on recent dialogues between children and leaders at events such as the 16th Conference of the Parties to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change and the Second Session of the Global Platform on Disaster Risk Reduction. Young people will challenge on their commitments and encourage key policy makers to make our future safer and to put children at the heart of efforts to build resilience.


Ms. Sian Gardner (FACILITATOR)


Dr. P. G. Dhar Chakrabarti, Executive Director, National Institute of Disaster Management, Ministry of Home Affairs, India
Mr. Alan March, Humanitarian Coordinator, Assistant Director General, AusAID, Australia
Nisha, India
Ramashis, India
Tricia, Philippines
Andre, Philippines
Johnson, Kenya


> Report on the Children for Resilience Roundtable [PDF, 164.83 Kb]

Last updated: 17 January 2018