ACE_AT & GloCha Side Event to the UN STI Forum 2021



Empowering Climate Action of Citizens/Youth and Communities with Science, Technology and Innovation

ACE_AT & GloCha Side Event to the Sixth Annual Multi-Stakeholder Forum on Science, Technology and Innovation for the Sustainable Development Goals

Date and time: Monday, 3rd of May 2021 5.00 – 8.00 PM CEST (11 AM-2 PM EDT)

Organizer:  International Association for the Advancement of Innovative Approaches to Global Challenges IAAI

Organizing partners:

Where?   On Streamyard platform with live webbroadcast on, & UN WebTV

The ACE_AT & GloCha side event to the UN STI Forum 2021 is going to showcase systemic, knowledge-based solutions for the youth focused empowerment of climate action of citizens and communities developed by the UN ECOSOC, UN DGC and UNFCCC accredited NGO IAAI and partners (see list of organizing partners).

Themes of the side event:

  • The Action for Climate Empowerment (ACE) research project initiative Knowledge4ACE (= data and information management focussed applied research and multistakeholder climate action innovation system model development)
  • the Action for Climate Empowerment Innovation project ACE_AT (for more detailed information please visit
  • technological and non-technological solutions for global and local Action for Climate Empowerment, developed by the Global Challenges Action Network GloCha and its links to the UN Digital Cooperation Agenda
  • Partnership with UN Habitat Youth Programme on “Climate Action Empowerment as a Service”
  • Resource Mobilization for Climate Action Innovation & Mass mobilization for climate action with the power of music


  • Miroslav Polzer, Executive director – IAAI, Chairperson – GloCha Ftd.NY, CEO – GloCha Tech GesmbH  
  • Talieh Wögerbauer, Austrian Federal Ministry for Climate Action – ACE focal point, Republic of Austria, ACEAT project coord.
  • John Crowley, UNESCO Management of Social Transformation Program – Climate Action Empowerment through Knowledge
  • Doug Ragan, UN Habitat Youth Progamme – Youth Engagement in World Environment Situation Room w. UN Environment
  • Yunus Arikan, Local Governments for Sustainability ICLEI, Action for Climate Emppowerment Innovation for and with Cities
  • Tim Damon, Co-Focal ppint, Education, Communication and Outreach Stakeholders Community ECOS
  • Marie Claire Graf, Co-Focal Point, YOUNGO – Children & Youth Constituency – UN Framework Convention on Climate Change
  • Tom Baumann, Climate Chain Coalition, Data and Digital Innovation Infrastructure for Climate Action Empowerment
  • Katherine Foster, Open Earth Foundation – (Youth) Climate Action Tracking and Reporting
  • Alexey Shadrin, & Climate Chain Coalition – Digital Finance for Climate Action Empowerment
  • Jim Fournier, – The next generation of purpose driven social networking
  • Eileen Doohan, GloCha Fdt NY,
  • Ali Mustafa, GloCha Fdt NY / Generation Next Voice of Youth
  • Hawa Diallo, UN Department for Global Communications, Chief, Civil Society Engagement Unit  
  • Tihomir Divjak and Blaž Golob, GoForesight Institute, Satellite based internet access and e-learning solutions for Africa
  • et al.

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