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Bridging Gaps: Esteemed Voices Address Economic Disparities at 15th World Teen Parliamentary session

Updated: Mar 28

The 15th parliamentary session for the World Teen Parliament is a testament to the power of knowledge in shaping the leaders of tomorrow.

Starting with the introductory address by Mr. Anish De, a luminary in the field of energy, Partner, Global Head - energy, Natural Resources & Chemicals, KPMG opened the session by unraveling the intricate web of global energy supply.

The session kicked off with a spotlight on the renewable energy revolution. Mr. De emphasized the critical role that sustainable and clean energy sources play in addressing both current and future energy demands. Teens were enlightened on the interconnected nature of energy supply, understanding how decisions in one part of the world can have ripple effects globally.

The session sparked discussions on the need for collaborative efforts to ensure a stable energy future. One of the session's poignant moments was the exploration of energy poverty, a stark reality for millions around the world.

Mr. Anish De guided the teen parliamentarians through the harsh implications of energy poverty on education, healthcare, and overall quality of life. The discussion centered on innovative solutions to address energy poverty. Teens explored how technological advancements and community-driven initiatives can bring light to the darkest corners of the world.

As the discussion unfolded, the Ukraine Energy War emerged as a sobering example of the intricate relationship between energy, politics, and global conflicts. Mr. Anish De provided insights into the historical context and the ongoing challenges faced by Ukraine.

Not this when the echoes of insightful discourse from the World Teen Parliamentary Session led by the esteemed Prof. Bhagwati Prakash Sharma, Chairperson, Governing Board, UNESCO MGIEP resonate, underscoring the urgency of addressing economic disparities, championing sustainability, and reimagining global governance for a harmonious future.

Prof. Bhagwati Prakash Sharma initiated by unraveling the complex tapestry of economic disparities that persist globally. Teens were led through an exploration of the root causes, consequences, and potential solutions. Prof. Sharma facilitated conversations on redistributive policies, urging young leaders to contemplate equitable economic models. Teens grappled with the multifaceted nature of economic disparities, recognizing the interconnected challenges of limited access to education and opportunities.

Prof. Sharma also emphasized the transformative power of education in breaking the cycle of poverty.

The dialogue seamlessly transitioned to the pressing issue of sustainability, with Prof. Bhagwati Prakash Sharma shedding light on the critical role of the youth in safeguarding the planet for future generations.

The session emphasized the interconnectedness of economic disparities and environmental challenges. Teens explored the idea that sustainable development is not just an environmental concern but a pathway to alleviate economic inequalities. Prof. Sharma underscored the importance of youth representation in decision-making processes. The session served as a catalyst for discussions on empowering the youth to contribute to shaping global policies.

With this, the session led to the address by Lord Karan Billimoria, a luminary in the realm of economics and business, House of Lords, Parliament of UK, Founder, Cobra Beer, Founding Chairperson, UK Indian Business council.

Lord Karan Billimoria started the session by demystifying the term GDP (Gross Domestic Product) and its pivotal role in shaping the economic landscape of nations. The session went beyond the statistical aspect of GDP, fostering a holistic understanding of its real-world implications.

 Lord Billimoria shared insights into the various indicators that contribute to GDP, emphasizing how factors such as consumption, investment, government spending, and net exports collectively influence a nation's economic health.

Teens grappled with the idea that GDP isn't merely about economic output, it's a reflection of the quality of life.

As the session concluded and proved to be one of the memorable and successful sessions for the World Teen Parliament leaving the teen leaders not only with theoretical knowledge but with a vision for pragmatic change. The World Teen Parliamentary Session became a nexus of ideas, sparking a commitment to addressing economic disparities, championing sustainability, and redefining global governance.


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