CPA Parliamentary Academy


Sharm el-Sheikh, Egypt
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Event Details

Date: 10 November 2022

Time: 18:30-20:00 EET

Location: Sharm el-Sheikh International Convention Centre (SHICC) / Virtual

Format: Hybrid


Young people have been pivotal in elevating a number of critical issues to the forefront of political agendas, through a combination of activism, advocacy and thought leadership.

However, it is paramount that all barriers to further youth engagement and agency are reduced or eliminated to establish, highlight and advance the youth agenda at all levels of political engagement. The benefits of youth inclusion in decision-making rest on the fact that they possess perspective, knowledge and expertise which can engage lawmakers to produce the required structural change for tackling the emerging climate issues.

The event will feature an intergenerational dialogue between lawmakers and young leaders and will provide case studies from across the world (with perspectives from developed and developing countries, SIDS and LDCs). The conversation will be solution-oriented and will be held in the context of bridging the science-policy divide and improving access to climate finance, with identification of barriers and opportunities.



Hon. Cedrick Frolick, National Assembly, South Africa

Stephen de Boer, Assistant Deputy Minister, Environment and Climate Change Canada 

Ms Sarabeth Brockley, NASDAQ, USA

Ms Danae Kyriakopoulou, London School of Economics and Political Science, UK

Mr Kirils Holstovs, World Federation of Engineering Organizations, UK

Dr Andrea Clayton, Caribbean Maritime University, Jamaica


This event is open to all. To register for the live stream of the event please follow the below link. This will take you to the registration form on the Association of Commonwealth Universities website.

Following your registration, you will be provided with a weblink prior to the event that will enable you to access the live stream of the event, which is being hosted on YouTube. This will be sent once provided to us by the UNFCCC.

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Partner Organisations

This event is a COP27 official side event and organised by:

Association of Commonwealth Universities (ACU)Commonwealth Futures Climate Research Cohort

World Federation of Engineering Organisations (WFEO) Young Engineers / Future Leaders’ Working Group on SDG13

International Federation of Consulting Engineers (FIDIC)

Commonwealth Parliamentary Association (CPA)

Moravian University

  • Global Council for Science and Environment (GSCE)
  • Research and Independent Non-Governmental Organizations (RINGO)

International Water Association (IWA)

Contact Us

If you have any questions regarding this event, please contact Jack Hardcastle, Programmes Manager, at