SDSN Youth Korea is hosted by the OJEong Resilience Institute in Korea University. The network focuses on solidifying youth organizations related to SDGs, Post 2020, and GCED and increasing the impact of their activities through connecting with IGOs, NGO, and CSR-CSVs.
Ojeong Eco-Resilience Institute (OJERI) at Korea University
Republic of Korea
In partnership with the Seoul Metropolitan Government, every month, the Network hosts the SDG Youth Challenge. The goal of the challenge is to encourage Korean citizens to uphold principles of sustainability in their everyday lives. The Network communicates how to take action to achieve the SDGs.
Every month, SDSN Youth Korea invites a thought leader in the sustainability field to give a lecture with the goal of Increasing Youth’s understanding of SDGs. The program has reached 300+ Participants in South Korea
This quarter, the network plans to host its annual SDG Youth Living Lab in partnership with the Seoul Metropolitan Government and KOICA. The lab is a community SDGs project contest operated through hackathons.
The network hosted the first-ever Pyeongchang Peace Forum. The forum is a talk concert between North Korean and South Korean youth and experts. Through the forum, the network has been able to emphasize the need to achieve peace as the world's only divided country.
SDSN Youth Korea hosts a youth-level political forum twice every month to discuss and call for the formulation and implementation of policies that contribute towards the achievement of the SDGs.At the forum, the young people propose policies to the government. Since 2020, 15 meetings have been hosted in partnership with various government ministries including the Ministry of Public Administration and Security and the Ministry of Environment.
Every month, the network conducts a policy case study to research the progress of the achievement of the SDGs in Korea. The network then reviews policies at a domestic and international level that promote the achievement of the SDGs.
As the SDGs are unacknowledged by the public, we believed it was critical to incorporate the opinions of young people with little or no knowledge of the SDGs.
54 youth representatives from our 54 youth member organizations participated in the forum, and the content of the discussion was prepared as a 33-page report - delivered to the mayor of Seoul.