Youth, Democracy, and the Global Goals. Opening the #thegovernmentwewant Vlog Series are iLEAD Executive Director Czarina Medina-Guce talking about the initiative and its goals for the youth network; Prof. Cleve Arguelles of the University of the Philippines-Manila on current challenges to democracy and the responses these generate from the Filipino youth; and Eah Antonio of the 2030 Youth Force affirming the youth’s key role in addressing the Global Goals.
Climate Action. Youth leaders from Young Earth Scientists’ Society, WeGen Philippines, 2030 Youth Force in the Philippines, and Sustainable Energy and Enterprise Development for Communities share their initiatives and explore pathways towards sustainable development.
Health. Stephen and Charisse of Youth for Mental Health together with Loveyourself Philippines’ Marvin and Kahel talk about their existing work for mental health and HIV prevention in the country. Both organizations aspire for reforms and positive societal changes to lift the communities that they serve.
Reducing Inequalities. These young leaders from Empower: Youth for Agricultural Development, SIKLAB Philippine Indigenous Network, 2030 Youth Force in the Philippines, and UP Alyansa dedicate their work to empowering and uplifting the lives of marginalized sectors in the Philippines. In this vlog, they talk about the different issues that confront Filipino farmers, indigenous peoples, and other disadvantaged groups, how they think the government can effectively respond to their needs.
Gender. Student leaders Romeo, Pete, and Hernan all think that the Philippines has a long way to go on achieving gender equality. They dream of having a safe and inclusive society as they advocate for stronger legislative measures and collective commitment of stakeholders to respect the rights and protect the dignity of all Filipinos.
Strong Institutions. Renzo, Juan Paulo, Erdie, and Erika who commit to the sectors of education, health, and other social services, believe that an ideal government is a government that is responsive to the true needs of the people. For them, maintaining strong institutions that can surpass regimes is vital in ensuring that services are efficiently delivered to every Filipino.
Education. Tulong sa Kapwa Kapatid (2KK) and Alyansa put education at the center of their services to their constituencies. They rally support both from the government and civil society to make education accessible to all.
#thegovernmentwewant Ronda Campus is an Act4SDGs event held on September 25, 2018 in the University of the Philippines to celebrate the anniversary of the UN Sustainable Development Goals. Convened in partnership with UP Kasama Ka sa Paglikha ng Arte at Literatura Para sa Bayan (KALIKHA UPD), this campus visit gathered the network for an afternoon of interactive activities and idea-sharing towards meaningful collaborations in taking actions for the SDGs.