Ep. 9. Leadership in Action: Young Changemakers Making a Difference

with Abdul Gafaru Dasana Amin, Shradha Pandey, and Sophiyat Sadiq

In this episode, our guests discuss the impact of young leaders with digital tools. Join Abdul Gafaru Dasana Amin [Kofi Annan Changemaker 2021 and Generation Connect-Africa Youth Envoy], Shradha Pandey [Kofi Annan Changemaker 2022 and Generation Connect-Asia & Pacific Youth Envoy], and Sophiyat Sadiq [Kofi Annan Changemaker 2021 and Generation Connect-Africa Youth Envoy], as they share their leadership experiences and contributions to the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals. This dialogue aims to inspire and empower the next generation of digital leaders.

Hosted by Tong Niu


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Ep. 8. Empowering the Next Generation with AI in Education

With Maria Antonia Brovelli, Moitheri Hanese, Philipp Hacker

In this episode, our guests explore the exciting yet challenging intersection of AI and education. Joined by Maria Antonia Brovelli [Professor of GIS, Politecnico di Milano], Philipp Hacker [Chair for Law and Ethics of the Digital Society, European New School of Digital Studies], and Moitheri Hanese [Generation Connect Africa Youth Envoy], we expand upon the previous discussions in the AI for Good webinar and focus on how AI can enhance the quality of education, boost innovation, and reduce inequalities.

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Ep. 7. Protecting Children and Youth Online

With Fanny Rotino, Lucha Sotomayor, Tayma Abdalhadi, and Athanase Bahizire

In this episode, youth and experts discuss risks children and young people face online, including content, contact, conduct, and contract risks. Join Fanny Rotino [Child Online Protection Focal Point, ITU], Lucha Sotomayor [Child Participation Expert, Office of the Special Representative of the Secretary-General on Violence against Children], Tayma Abdalhadi [Generation Connect – Arab States Youth Envoy], and Athanase Bahizire [Computer Science student], as they discuss the challenges and opportunities of keeping children and youth safe in the digital age.

Hosted by Lujie Gu


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Ep. 6. The SDGs and the Metaverse

With Marcus Shingles, Samantha Aguilar, Seif Youssef, and Noha Ashraf Abdel Baky

In this episode, youth and experts discuss the metaverse and its relationship with the Sustainable Development Goals [SDGs]. Featuring Marcus Shingles [Co-Founder and CEO of Exponential Destiny], Samantha Aguilar [Chief Design Officer and Executive Mentor at Exponential Destiny], Seif Youssef [Generation Connect Arab States Youth Envoy], and Noha Ashraf Abdel Baky [Generation Connect Africa Youth Envoy], our guests share their personal experiences and professional knowledge on the opportunities of metaverse for achieving SDGs, and how to seize the opportunities of metaverse for a better digital future.

Hosted by Lujie Gu


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Ep. 5. Emergency Telecommunications in times of crisis

With Jennifer Gutiérrez Yáñez and Antonio Deterville

In this episode, youth discuss the importance of Emergency Telecommunications in times of crisis. Featuring Generation Connect Americas Youth Envoys: Jennifer Gutiérrez Yáñez and Antonio Deterville, young people share their personal experiences of natural hazards, while highlighting the key role of ICTs in building disaster mitigation and disaster relief strategies.
In line with the UNDRR practice and terminology, it should be noted that ITU recognizes that disasters are not natural.

Hosted by Darica Egorova.  


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Special Video Episode: Generation Connect Global Youth Summit

In this special episode of the podcast, Generation Connect Youth Envoys interview diverse youth as well as decision-makers live at the inaugural Generation Connect Global Youth Summit which took place 2-4 June 2022 at the Intare Conference Arena in Kigali, Rwanda. The Youth Summit preceded WTDC-22.

This episode highlights the personal expectations and experiences of diverse Youth Summit participants and their thoughts on amplifying youth voices in digital development today. The video is fully subtitled.

Main Editor: Darica Egorova, Co-editors: Hu Schu Fei Elisa & Diego Munoz Siegfried


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Ep. 4: Empowering youth in times of digital change

With Vigneswara Ihita Gangavarapu, Roman Gojayev and Natalie Tercova  

This final episode of our first mini-series explores some real-life stories of young people experiencing uncertainty. Featuring Vigneswara Ihita Gangavarapu [Generation Connect Visionaries Board Member], Roman Gojayev [Generation Connect Visionaries Board Member] and Natalie Tercova [Generation Connect Europe Youth Envoy], our guests share their own personal experiences, while discussing the digital challenges and opportunities facing young people in these times of digital transformation.

Hosted by Darica Egorova.  


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Ep. 3: The future of work and employment for youth

With Sinead Bovell, Shergaun Roserie and Valarie Waswa

This third episode tackles one of the most growing concerns of youth today – the future of work and employment. Featuring Sinead Bovell [Generation Connect Visionaries Board Member], Shergaun Roserie [Generation Connect Americas Youth Envoy] and Valarie Waswa [Generation Connect Africa Youth Envoy], together the speakers discuss their professional journeys and share advice for young people navigating the technological changes in the world of work.

Hosted by Arissandra Egorova


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Ep. 2: The future of education through the eyes of youth

With Luke Cavanaugh and Prince Zain El-Hashemite.

In the light of the worldwide changes initiated by the pandemic, this second episode discusses the potential future developments of our educational systems, through the eyes of youth. Luke Cavanaugh, a member of the Generation Connect Visionaries Board and Prince Zain, founder of the Y4X Movement, share their personal academic experiences and views which shape their visions of a future of education with youth and for youth.

Hosted by Arissandra Egorova


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Ep. 1: COVID-19 and the transition to online learning for youth around the world

With Connie Man Hei Siu & Sophiyat Sadiq

In this first episode of the podcast, Connie and Sophiyat, from the Generation Connect Asia-Pacific and African Regional Youth Groups, share with us their personal stories on how the COVID-19 pandemic impacted their education on two opposite sides of the world, while questionning the relevance of the current educational system in the wake of a global transition to online learning.

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A podcast for youth by youth!

A podcast for youth by youth!