Global Shapers Community

19th May 2023, Kathmandu

Global Shapers Community Kathmandu in collaboration with Ncell Axiata Limited (Ncell) will be hosting SHAPE South Asia at Hotel Himalaya, Lalitpur from 19 to 21 May 2023.

The three-day conference will bring together over 120+ youth leaders from 14 countries in both South Asia and across the globe under the theme “Shaping Climate Resiliency towards a Great Himalayan Future for All.” Attendees will share innovative and scalable climate solutions, while immersing themselves in the local Nepali culture and heritage.

An advocacy paper that brings together voices of youth and organizations working on climate change from across the region, development of new city-based projects, and the launch of a climate change pledge signed by the Nepali private sector are some of the key sessions planned at SHAPE South Asia 2023. Attendees will also reflect on climate change using different lenses from urban politics to entrepreneurship.

Saurabh Shah, the curator, expresses excitement for the upcoming conference, stating, “SHAPE South Asia represents a call for action by youth to bring climate resiliency to the forefront of our collective regional priority. We will launch an advocacy paper developed by youth and a climate change pledge signed by the Nepali private sector that will provide a roadmap towards a more climate resilient South Asia for future generations.”

Ncell under its Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) is supporting the SHAPE South Asia 2023 as the key partner. CEO of Ncell Jabbor Kayumov shared his thoughts, “Aligned with a broader strategic framework of the Axiata Group, at Ncell we embrace Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) principles and are committed to drive impactful initiatives to create long-term value for our business and Nepali community at large. Ncell is pleased to collaborate with Global Shapers Community Kathmandu for this purposeful initiative that aims to foster collaborative efforts towards climate resilience, keeping momentum on climate action efforts where planet and our business can collectively thrive.”

Global Shapers Community Kathmandu is glad to collaboarte with private sector organisations, industry leaders, local and international organizations. Key sponsors of the event are Ncell, Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation (SDC), SecurityPal, Coca-Cola, NIBL Ace Capital, Nabil Bank, and ICIMOD. The event has also received technical support from other organizations such as, Climate Reality Team and Young Global Leaders (Nepal) to design its sessions.

Global Shapers Community, an initiative of the World Economic Forum (WEF) consists of youth leaders from diverse sectors, who work together to create positive impact through more than 450 city-based hubs worldwide. SHAPE South Asia 2023 is a regional event organized by and for the Shapers, with support from the wider global community.


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