The International Youth Environmental Meet (IYEM) 2013 was a parallel event with the CBA7: 7th International Conference on Community-based Adaptation bringing 200+ global climate change experts and development professionals from across the world.
The day-long program entailed interactive presentations, lively panel discussion and Q&A sessions under three thematic sessions: Science of Climate Change, Community-based Adaptation, and Climate Change Mitigation. At the end of the IYEM conference, an International Committee on Climate Change (ICCC) was formed constituting the participants, speakers and BYEI leadership team to engage in joint efforts in climate change research and community projects under the auspices of the strategic and knowledge partners.
South Asian Youth Environment Meet (SAYEM) 2011 with the theme “Accelerating Sustainable Future for South Asia” was held on November 18-20, 2011. It convened some of the most brightest and talented young leaders from government, research organisations, NGOs, universities and from the development sectors, to discuss environmental challenges and potential solutions to the emerging issues pertaining to the region.
The aim was to ensure that youth voices are incorporated into environmental policy and planning, and also build the capacity and networks of youth environmental leaders. SAYEM 2011 concluded with Dhaka ‘Declaration – South Asian Youth Leaders’ Call to Action to Global Leaders at COP16’.
SAYEM 2011 was kindly supported by the U.S. Department of State and The American Center, U.S. Embassy, Dhaka and featured some of the leading experts.
To celebrate the World Environment Day 2017 on the theme “Connecting people with nature”, Bangladesh Youth Environmental Initiative (BYEI) collaborated with Centre for Climate Change and Environmental Research (C3ER) and Oxfam Bangladesh to launch a Vision Contest: Reconnecting Urban Sphere with Nature.
The contest invited young people to send their visions on a future Green City, covering the question – “What is your dream or vision for an Eco-City? How can you make your city more connected to nature?” Submissions came from college and university students suggesting eco-friendly solutions which were presented to representatives from different National and International Development Organizations.
BYEI is one of the convening organisations of the Bay of Bengal Ocean Literacy Network. With the vision to create ocean literate citizenry, the Bay of Bengal Ocean Literacy Network has been launched to offer the educators and experts in all littoral countries of the Bay of Bengal a learning sharing platform on Ocean Literacy and Bay of Bengal Literacy.
The network is committed to facilitating knowledge-collaboration and capacity-building activities supported by the in-kind contributions of the members and other partners.