Posted on 23 August 2022
23 August 2022: WWF Nepal and National Youth Council, Ministry of Youth and Sports have signed a Memorandum of Understanding today i.e., 23rd August 2022. National Youth Council is an autonomous governmental organization located at Sanothimi, Bhaktapur, Nepal; established in 2072 BS Falgun 19 with a vision of making the Nepalese youth strong, competent, competitive, and self-reliant, to build a modern, just, and affluent Nepal through their meaningful participation and promotion of their leadership capacity. Through this partnership, WWF Nepal and National Youth Council seek to leverage their expertise for a greater cause of conservation.
Under this agreement, WWF Nepal and National Youth Council will promote Advocacy and Campaign to protect and restore nature and address environmental protection and conservation for the benefit of generations of children and youth, building thought leadership at the intersection of youth, communities, the environment, and conservation, and develop the leadership of children and youth to ensure that they lead the advocacy and campaigning work around conservation and environment protection. This MoU aims to formalize and strengthen our partnership to reach our larger objective of awakening and engaging youth from all walks of life in Conservation and Environment protection.
Dr. Ghana Shyam Gurung, Country representative of WWF Nepal stated, ““WWF Nepal has been working since the past 30 years and we have been committed to spreading the message of conservation, and I believe that the youth are very powerful and a great medium to reach out to an even larger audience”.
Mr. Surendra Basnet, Vice-Chairperson, National Youth Council stated “I would like to reflect on a piece that I strongly believe in. The Earth is not an inheritance from our ancestors. But it is borrowed and should be handed over to the next generation as it is. So it should be conserved and protected and today’s have a huge role to play in doing so.”
Young people globally are raising their voice for conservation and environment conservation. By complementing each other’s expertise, this partnership aims at aiming youth force the power of change.