Amplifying youth voices for climate justice in Bangladesh
Activist and Chief Coordinator of YouthNet For Climate Justice
“We are unheard, not voiceless.”
Shakila Islam is a youth leader and activist from Bangladesh who’s amplifying the voices of the young people and communities most affected by our crises: from the climate emergency to COVID-19 and the Rohingya refugee humanitarian crisis.
She is Vice-Chair of the Protiki Jubo Sangshad (Bangladesh Model Youth Parliament), chief coordinator of YouthNet for Climate Justice, and a founding member of Fridays for Future Bangladesh. Shakila advocates for the most affected communities and people, especially women and girls, and has represented Bangladeshi young people at the ICPD25 Nairobi summit’s SRHR & climate session.
Shakila Islam will join us live as a remote guest and will interact with the festival audience