Sustainable Development, Innovation and Youth
- International Association for the Advancement of Innovative Approaches to Global Challenges IAAI, Klagenfurt am Wörthersee www.glocha.info
- Academic Council on the United Nations System (ACUNS) – Vienna Liaison Office www.acuns.org
- Alpen Adria University of Klagenfurt www.aau.at
- Wikimedia Austria www.wikimedia.at
- Central European Initiative www.cei.int
- Conference of Non Governmental Organizations in Consultative Status with United Nations www.ngocongo.org/
- Needs and potentials of a growing global youth population in the context of global challenges and global opportunities.
- New thinking regarding the contributions every human being can make to efforts of local and global communities towards sustainable development.
- Innovative Concepts and Information and Communication Technology (ICT) tools for youth led civic engagement in sustainable development action with special consideration of United Nations programs and goals.
Aims of the Conference:
Sustainable Development and Innovation
Public Sector Innovation & Multistakeholder Action
Youth Civic Engagement, Social Entrepreneurship and
Social Impact Investing
Education Innovations and Competitions
Information and Communication Technologies
Draft Agenda: (Detailed Draft Agenda as of 31 May can be found here)
5th June 2014 – World Environment Day – Hotel Seepark, Klagenfurt/Austria
14.00h Opening Session – Welcome Addresses
(Klagenfurt/Carinthia/Central Europe – A good location for a Global Hub (Competence Center) on Youth, ICT and Innovation for Sustainable Development!?)
15.00 Session I – Sustainable Development, Multistakeholder Action and Innovation
19.00 Social Event and Signing of MoUs/LoI regarding YouthICT4SD Hub Klagenfurt followed by Reception
6th June 2014 – Hotel Seepark, Klagenfurt/Austria
9.00 Session 3 – Education Innovation and Knowledge Management
13.30 Closing Session
(Feed-back Round, Awarding of Certificates to CEI-WS participants and Conclusions of the Conference)
GloCha Conference 2014 will be preceded by a Workshop “Youth, Music, Knowledge and Action for a Sustainable World” (Workshop Aim: Engaging and Empowering Youth and Local Communities in Central and Southeast Europe for sustainable development Action through Regional Networking and Project Development) organized by IAAI and supported by Central European Initiative www.cei.int– Workshop participants will present results of their team work (Education Innovation and Knowledge Management, Music and Sport for Development and Entrepreneurship) at GloCha conference.
IAAI and local and global partners plan to establish a “Global Hub for Youth, ICT and Innovation related to Sustainable Development, Klagenfurt” to be presented at GloCha conference 2014.
The Hub’s draft Mission Statement:
Harnessing the creativity, skills, passion and entrepreneurship of global youth for global common well-being through research, technology development, knowledge management and capacity building with a particular focus on Information and Communication Technology
IAAI General Assembly – 5 June 8.00 – 9.00 AM
Webbroadcasting of the Conference will be provided via Ustream
global youth leaders, scientists, civil society, United Nations, philanthropy and social entrepreneurship leaders, ICT experts
GloCha Conference Klagenfurt 2014 is a +socialgood event
+SocialGood platform unites a global community of innovators around a shared vision:
The power of technology and new media to make the world a better place: www.plussocialgood.org
 GloCha (Global Challenges) stands for a vision of shared global social responsibility of all global citizens and promotion of a culture of civic engagement towards global (= United Nations) goals developed by International Association for the Advancement of Innovative Approaches to Global Challenges (IAAI) www.glocha.info. The first 3 GloCha conferences have been initiated and organized by IAAI secretary general Miroslav Polzer (with partner organizations such as Academic Council on the United Nations System www.acuns.org) in the context of Austrian Science and Research Liaison Office Ljubljana: 1st GloCha Conference: “Global Philanthropists – Partners for a Knowledge Based Response to Climate Change“, Portorož/Slovenia, 1-3 June 2008 http://www.glocha.info/conferenceindex.html; 2nd : “Teaching Climate Change and the United Nations System”, May 2010 in Belgrade http://videolectures.net/ccandun2010_belgrade/; 3rd: “Knowledge, Youth and Global Commons – Orienting Knowledge Systems and Inter-Generational Relations towards Sustainable Development and Rio+20”, Klagenfurt am Wörthersee/Austria, 15 & 16 September 2011 http://www.glocha.info/index.php/latest-news/150-conference2011-3