Dr. Malone is part of the delegation of the Global Young Academy and UNESCO and has contributed to development of the concept note for SD17: The use of science, technology, and innovations in facilitating youth engagement, development, and resilience. Dr. Malone will participate in the panel discussions both days.
The forum (The role of youth in building sustainable and resilient urban and rural communities) will provide a platform for youth to engage government representatives, policymakers, and stakeholders in civil society and the private sector to generate new ideas for achieving the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. He will represent the The Global Young Academy (GYA) and North America at the United Nations, 30-31 January 2018, and outline how biological and molecular science can be used to create opportunity and ensure that science as a profession is an attractive option for youth worldwide. These ideas will contribute to SDG17: The use of science, technology, and innovations in facilitating youth engagement, development, and resilience.