What’s the password? Language and the inclusion of young people in policy spaces


The discussion will bring together young people, civil society and policy actors to reflect on their experiences of exclusion and inclusion through language in climate, peace and conflict policy spaces, and how this impacts youth-led actions. We  want to give space to speakers to reflect on how language matters in and how inclusive conversations can help better connect people across their differences, including across generations and titles, and how they can translate into more support for youth-led efforts on climate, peace and conflict.

  1. Graphic recorder: Kathryn Gichini



Ali Altiok

Doctoral student

Elisa Novoa

World Alliance for Citizen Participation (CIVICUS)

Emma Johnston

Youth Action Northern Ireland

Jordan Sanchez

Student and poet

Noura Berrouba

President, The National Council of Swedish Youth Organizations

Mina Jhowry

Senior program manager/ specialist climate and human security at Sida

Danica Damplo

Youth, Peace and Security Programme Manager at Interpeace


Hesta Groenewald

Associate Consultant for the PeaceNexus Foundation