Virtual Conference – Resilient Youth in a Post-Pandemic World will take place in a challenging context. The ongoing COVID-19 pandemic is substantially affecting education and training sectors worldwide in two ways:
Digital Transformation plays a crucial role in helping businesses and institutions to recover from the pandemic and continue to grow. Digital transformation is the integration of digital technology into all areas of a business, fundamentally changing how the world operates and deliver value to customers. It's also a cultural change that requires organizations to continually challenge the status quo, experiment, and get comfortable with failure.
Urban Living. The world is more densely populated than ever before. More than half of the world’s seven billion people are under the age of 30, with almost 90 per cent of them living in developing contexts. Globally, young people are on the move, often migrating from rural settings to urban locations, seeking employment and better opportunities. Looking at the demographics in urban settings, particularly in developing contexts, urban populations are very youthful and becoming increasingly so. As our cities are populated with more young people, they find themselves presented with tremendous of opportunities. They are also filled with more energy, creativity, innovation, skills and knowledge – just what our cities need to solve the pressures and challenges they face and engagement of young citizens that is essential for good governance, economic growth and private investment. Young people’s participation in the life and decisions of a city is a right and an important benchmark of social inclusion.