GIYSCC-2024 Circling the Earth With Global Inclusion

Episode 2 of the Podcast Initiative with the International Arctic Science Committee (IASC) – an interview with Prof. Paul Arthur Berkman hosted by Ms. Seira Duncan, 2022 IASC Fellow (Social & Human Working Group) – describes the history of the Global Indigenous Youth Summit on Climate Change (GIYSCC) on August 9th, which grew from the Indigenous youth circle at the 2022 University of the Arctic (UArctic) Assembly in Portland, Maine.

GIYSCC is a “virtual dialogue by, for and among Indigenous youth with global inclusion” –  circling the Earth across three 8-hour time zones in 24 hours (00:00-24:00 GMT) on the  International Day of the World’s Indigenous Peoples.

GIYSCC emanated with Indigenous Youth Leadership through the Science Advice Skills Development Program (SASDP) that was initiated by the International Network for Government Science Advice (INGSA- Africa).

On 9 August 2023 – GIYSCC-2023 was inaugurated with 1300+ registrants from 112+ nations across  88+ languages (please see the Science Diplomacy Center™ YouTube Channel) – hosted by the United Nations Institute for Training and Research (UNITAR) with Science Diplomacy Center™ coordination.

A legacy outcome is the 2023 invited Nature Commentary crafted by the GIYSCC Indigenous Youth Leaders that Indigenous Youth Must Be at the Forefront of Climate Diplomacy, awakening a Global Partnership of Indigenous Youth in the spirt of SDG 17 among the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals with global consideration about climate action and SDG 13.

In line with the ethos of GIYSCC-2023 to be inclusive (who, what, when, where, why and how) –

GIYSCC-2024 will hosted by Future Earth again on August 9th.